This is a cross-curricular project that ties into the comic and movie Black Panther from the Marvel Universe.
In this project, student scientists are given a formal letter from King T'Challa of Wakanda inviting them to study vibranium. They are then given an elemental information sheet that will provide a starting point for their own scientific inquiry. Both pages require reading comprehension skills. Then, they must use their scientific skills to design and create a prototype for a vibranium-infused invention. Next, they will use their math skills while building a prototype using pipe cleaners, tinfoil, cardboard, paper, and straws, as they must calculate the cost of using each of the resources. Then, they will plan an oral presentation for the Wakandan Scientific Advancement Conference, which will discuss their invention. Finally, they will demonstrate their prototype while they give an oral presentation to their classmates.
Reading: Two passages of varying format, which require reading comprehension skills
Writing: Planning and executing an oral presentation
Science: Invention planning and creation process
Math: Cost analysis