You will work in teams of four, and as a team have a project to complete. There are four jobs within the team. Your teacher will assign each person a job to help complete the project. It will take all of you doing your best work in order to complete a "great" project. Let's learn how you will accomplish this!
Task #1 The four of you, using two computers will explore the links in the first task section of the "Process" page. Together you will decide on the ecosystem that you would like to explore. Take your time, listen to each other's opinions, and find a way to fairly choose one ecosytem that is acceptable to all members of the group. You will be given one class period to decide.
Task #2 You will begin your individual exploration of your part of the task. You are encouraged to keep each other informed about your progress and to share good resources with each other, but you will individually be responsible for your section of information. Print and use the graphic tool on the process page to help you organize your thinking and to record information that you will use in the final project. Be sure to save all of the material and pictures that you will use in your student share folder. You can also draw or create graphs or charts by hand or on the computer. Be sure to answer the essential question that goes with your part of the project. Check out the links in the task two section of the "Process" page for information that applies to your particular part of the project. Keep track of the references that you use. You may save these in favorites or copy and paste to a word document and keep in your folder for use later.
Task #3 Your team will decide how to present your report. A PowerPoint will be created for the final project, but Glogster pages, graphs and word documents can all be included. Individual jobs can be completed in different ways, and then inserted in PowerPoint. Your team will present the final project to the class, where each team member will be the "expert" on their own area of research. The class will be looking forward to see what you have learned.