All students in 3/4 have been working on a personal Genius Hour project this year. Genius Hour is part of our Inquiry Learning, where students develop a complex “Non-Googleable” question on a topic of their choice, then research and present their findings. The students have been allocated one hour a week to work on these projects.
Today was our open expo day where they whole school community were invited to see what the 3/4 students have achieved in their projects. The students shared their learning and carried out their actions of their intended impact. It seems that all of our visitors have been very impressed at the wide variety of projects this term, and the creativity that students have shown through their projects.
Below, are some examples of student questions and their presentations.
|Christian & Dante||How might we make St. Mark’s smarter at Maths?||link|
|Noah, Caroline & Loretta||How might we create a trial cat for kids to prove that they can own a real pet?||link|
|Emily & Georgie||How might we persuade people to keep fit and drink more litres of water?||link|
|Savannah, Alex & Eliza||How might we raise awareness and money for Caritas?||link|
|Josh, Brandan & Ethan||How might we educate people about bullying?||link|
|Jake & Ethan||How might we make a scratch game that teaches people about shapes?||link|
Students, what did you enjoy about the Expo and Google Hangout?
Visitors, which projects did you find most interesting and why?