Beth Thomas (GFHS science teacher) does an interactive lab with students where they have to engineer the best cereal box - all sorts of scientific elements must be considered - volume, surface area, use of materials, creativity, etc. First, students brainstormed their ideas, then they created a scaled down prototype. From there they had to tweak and make their boxes even better before each group designed their final cereal box. In the end, each student had to create a Google Slideshow highlighting their process (check out student examples below), and write a persuasive essay using Google Docs selling their box as the best! We used Google Classroom to distribute these shared items with the students. I love Google Classroom - it streamlines the process of sharing Google items with students. It also creates a folder in the teacher's Google Drive so everything is organized in that folder (i.e. period 2 projects are automatically named with the project and student's name and filed into the "Period 2" folder inside the "Classroom" folder). Check out this video if you would like to see how Google Classroom works, and email me if you would like me to help you gets started with it in your classroom. Google Classroom 101 Video
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Secondary Technology Integration Coach for GFPS. Former high-school history and psychology teacher. Montana native, and avid user of ed-tech!