Reuse and Reduce Project

Project Essentials

Student Expectations

Parent Letter

Reuse and Reduce Project Topics

Topic Asssignments

Nalu Elua

Waveriders

Student Expectations

Introduction

Students are members of non-profit organizations responsible for advocating recycling and reusing Human Generated Litter. The organizations have been informed that the Kapolei community will consider funding various organizations for their action plan to promote recycling. The Kapolei Neighborhood Board is allowing opportunities for organizations to present ideas and action plans to the community at the Reuse and Reduce Conference. In addition students will advertise the Reuse and Reduce Conference.

Tasks

Teams will:

         inform parents of the second quarter project expectations and obtain their signature on the parent letter.
         complete a team contract.
         conduct research on their topic and answer the essential question.
         communicate with an expert via e-mail or in person.
         record notes, goals, accomplishments, evidence and other concerns in their team journal.

o        Members must take equal turns recording information and group progress into the journal.
o        Members are expected to follow the “Journal Guidelines” and “Sample Journal Entry”.

         advertise the Reuse and Reduce Conference.
         create a presentation board of their findings (include research and own opinions)
         conduct a presentation at the Reuse and Reduce Conference.
         consult the Wave website regularly. (http://www.k12.hi.us/~elarella/waves/second/)
         consult with their assigned teacher regularly.
         print out rubrics from the website to guide the planning and progress for this project.
         Turn in all projects on time. (Absolutely no late work will be accepted)

Breakdown of Points

This 300 point project will span 6 weeks will count towards 25% of your second quarter grade in Biology, English and U.S. History. This project will consist of 9 components, which are listed below:

Fieldtrip/Alternative Assignment
15 points
Parent Letter signed and returned by due date
10 points
E-mail to expert in their research area
10 points
Group Journal (Composition Book)
30 points
Reflection
30 points
  • Advertisements
    • radio announcement
    • poster
    • commercial performance
    • web page
30 points
Pamphlets
20 points
Presentation Board
140 points
Recycle Fair
15 points
Total
300 points

Absolutely no late work will be accepted.

Due Dates for Team Nalu ‘Elua

October 14: Fieldtrip-Recycle and Reuse Tour Choose group members within topic area.

October 17: Signed parent letter due. Groups must bring their marble composition book to begin recording their journal entries. Submit final topic choices. Complete Group Contract (Due at the end of 7th Period)

October 16-18: Students will be able to conduct research in the Library and Cyber Cafe.

October 18: Fieldtrip Assignment due by 1:45p.m.

October 25: Test e-mail should be sent to the teacher assigned to their group. Journals #1 due by 1:45 p.m. Alternate assignment for fieldtrip due by 1:45 p.m.

November 1: Groups must communicate with an expert(s) via e-mail by this date. Send a carbon copy (cc) to your assigned teacher. Journals #2 due by 1:45 p.m.

November 7: Sign up for dummy layout and pre-assessment with assigned teacher.

November 8: Advertisements (Web Page, Radio Announcement, Poster, Commercial Performance) due by 1:45 p.m. to assigned teacher.

November 11: Dummy layout for presentation board due. Pre-assessment with teacher according to scheduled times.

November 12: and 13: Sign-up for practice presentations (First 24 groups)

November 13: Pamphlets due at 1:45 p.m. to assigned teacher.

November 15: Nalu ‘Elua Presentation Board due by 1:45 p.m. Students should turn in project during period 7 to ensure that they have met the deadline. All students will be asked to sign a verification sheet that states that they have turned in their project to their assigned teacher. Teachers will not be responsible for students who turn in the project after school and do not sign the verification form. All group members should verify that their project has been turned in and that teachers have stamped the projects and signed the verification form.

November 15: Practice presentation for the groups according to sign-up sheet

November 18: Nalu ‘Elua Presentation at the Reuse and Reduce Conference/Recycle Fair (Library). Journals #3 due by 1:45 p.m.

November 22: Self-Assessment due and reflection due to team colored box.

Due Dates for Team Waveriders

October 15: Fieldtrip-Recycle and Reuse Tour. Choose group members within topic area.

October 17: Signed parent letter due. Groups must bring their marble composition book to begin recording their journal entries.

October 18: Submit final topic choices. Complete Group Contract (Due at the end of 1st Period)

October 16-18: Students will be able to conduct research in the Library and Cyber Cafe.

October 18: Fieldtrip Assignment due by 1:45 p.m.

October 25: Test e-mail should be sent to the teacher assigned to their group. Journals #1 due by 1:45 p.m. Alternate assignment for fieldtrip due by 1:45 p.m.

November 1: Groups must communicate with an expert(s) via e-mail by this date. Send a carbon copy (cc) to your assigned teacher. Journals #2 due by 1:45 p.m.

November 8: Sign up for dummy layout and pre-assessment with assigned teacher. Advertisements (Web Page, Radio Announcement, Poster, Coommercial Performance) due by 1:45 p.m.

November 12: Dummy layout for presentation board due. Pre-assessment with teacher according to scheduled times.

November 12 and 13: Sign-up for practice presentations (First 24 groups)

November 13: Pamphlets due at 1:45 p.m. to assigned teacher.

November 14: Wave Riders Presentation Board due by 1:45 p.m. Students should turn in project during period 4 to ensure that they have met the deadline. All students will be asked to sign a verification sheet that will state that they have turned in their project to their assigned teacher. Teachers will not be responsible for students who turn in the project during 6th period and do not sign the verification form. All group members should verify that their project has been turned in and that teachers have stamped the projects and signed the verification form.

November 14: Practice presentation for the groups.

November 19: Wave Riders Presentation at the Reuse and Reduce Conference/Recycle Fair (Library). Journals #3 due by 1:45 p.m.

November 22: Self-Assessment due and reflection due to team colored box.

Absolutely no late work will be accepted.

To assist students and parents with this project, all documents, information, assessment rubrics, and Hawaii Content and Performance Standards addressed in this project pertaining to this project will be posted to the Waves Website (http://www.k12.hi.us/~elarella/waves/second). Parents who do not have access to the Internet and would like a copy of the documents, should ask their child to access the Internet at school or at the local library and print out a copy. If you have any other questions, please contact the teachers by calling 692-8200 or by e-mailing the teachers.

Handouts

Fieldtrip Worksheet

Alternative to Recycling Tour

Group Contract Form

Journal Requirements

Assessment

E-mail to Expert Rubric

Display Board Rubric

Advertisement Rubric

Pamphlet Rubric

Journal Rubric

Self and Group Evaluation/Reflection

Resources

Reuse and Reduce Project Resources

Sample Journal Entry

Project Outline

Student Work

Reuse and Reduce Conference Advertising Websites

Updated on October 29, 2002