Earthquake and Volcano Multiple Intelligence Project by Miss Middle School Teacher: This project is a great way to incorporate 21st century skills, technology, PBL, and creativity. I use it as my scientific research project for 6th grade. Students research their topic, take notes (I teach 2-column note taking using Google Docs, but you can teach any method you wish), find key vocabulary, and use at least 4 sources to put together a final project. The multiple choices allow for differentiation and student individuality. I incorporate teacher-student conferences throughout the process so that students can check in with me along the way and I can catch any misunderstandings. Students often tell me this is their favorite project of the year!
Student directions, rubric, project options, self-scoring rubric, works cited page for kids, daily work log and vocabulary note taking pages are included. I've also included teacher notes for how I space out this project. This could also be adjusted and used for other general science topics.