Passion Projects

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This term we’ll be starting an exciting new activity – Passion Projects!

This will be a chance for you to be curious about something that you know nothing about!

You will ask questions, do lots of exploring, create a project and finally make a presentation about something that you’re interested in,

but don’t really know very much about.

First of all, you’ll need to pick a topic.

It can be anything at all, but remember, it can’t be about

something that you already know lots about.

You will then do a KWL and write down everything you know already, everything that you want to find out about and when you’re finished, everything that you’ve learnt.

After that, you’ll need to come up with lots of “W” questions

who, what, when, where why and how?

For example, you might be really interested in pasta! So you might come up with the following questions;

What exactly is pasta?

Who first invented pasta?

Where was pasta first made?

When was pasta first made?

Why do people eat pasta?

How is pasta made?

Plus lots and lots of other information

After that, you’ll be able to be really curious and do lots and lots of research and exploring all about your topic. You’ll then need to write it all up as an information report (you can create a Keynote or a Word document) using lots of subheadings and even diagrams to explain all about it.

Finally, you’ll need to present your project to the rest of the class. This will mean that you’ll need to practise reading it out loud, and be ready to answer lots of questions about it. You’ll also need to record yourself presenting it on your laptop and save this to the x-server. And last but not least, you’ll need to bring along something to “show and tell” -

this could be a photo, a model, a diorama or something else altogether...
Oral presentation.

We are really looking forward to hearing all about your interesting topics and your presentation.

Good luck!