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Choosing My Main Inquiry Question And Sub Questions
Choosing my main inquiry question was very hard. It was hard because I had so many ideas for questions. I had to pick a question that was good and could be supported by my sub-questions. I wanted to talk about how genes pass on traits, but I also wan (More)
Choosing My Capstone Project
Choosing my Capstone project was very hard. I didn't know what to do. I thought to myself about what topic should I choose. I had so many ideas such as the Titanic, Pompeii, the XFL, WWE, etc. I really wanted to do the WWE, so I chose that at first. (More)
Blog #2 Choosing a Main Inquiry and Sub Questions
When I was finding a main inquiry question I thought, “This is challenging” and then I remembered that I also had to have 5-6 sub questions, which made it even more challenging. I thought that I was not going to finish this! But I did (at least I thi (More)
Capstone Post 1 - Choosing A Topic
Choosing a Topic An exciting research project that many 5th graders look forward to has finally arrived... Capstone! But along with fun comes responsibility. It's time to choose my topic. This might sound like an easy task but it really isn't. (More)
Capstone Post #2 - Choosing a Main Inquiry Question and Choosing Sub Questions
After I chose a topic, I needed to start thinking about inquiry questions. I was talking about it with my parents and we came up with, "Why is it so popular?" Then Mrs. Cooper gave a lesson on what makes a good inquiry question and I talked about it (More)
Choosing My Topic
Choosing my topic was a very challenging task. You had to think about an interesting topic that you could research a lot about. This was really hard because you had to brainstorm a lot and it was a trial and error process. At first I thought that my (More)
Capstone Post #1 - Choosing A Topic
Capstone was something that I knew was a project that I would have to do in fifth grade since my brother did it when he was in fifth grade. I never really thought about it until spring break this year, because Mrs. Cooper said we would be starting sh (More)
CapCon! 2016 - a capstone learning conference: Recap
Every year the 5th graders of Scarsdale participate in Capstone. Capstone is the last two months of school, post-standardized testing. Students choose a topic, research it, and create a final product. It is designed to be a self-directed, passion/int (More)
Pushing the limits of presentations with 5th graders
Toward the end of every school year the 5th graders embark on their Capstone Projects. They choose an area of interest, develop a main inquiry question and related sub-questions, seek out experts in their field of interest, conduct interviews, go on (More)
Capstone Part 7: Capstone Share (My Last Post on Capstone)
June 23, 2016 The Capstone share has finally come and passed! This year we presented in a different way. First off, we presented digitally instead of using trifold boards Secondly, 5th graders could either present live or present a different (More)
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