This is a science project that I created for my 7th grade IB Science class and students absolutely LOVE it! It is typically one of their favorite memories of the year and it allows to them to use their creative and innovative skills to solve a real-world problem with peers. This item comes with a powerpoint to present background information on the real-world problem, a teacher's guide with information on a resources, timeline, assessment, and helpful pointers, as well as a 6 page student packet that will guide students through the process. YOU WILL NOT REGRET DOING THIS PROJECT!! The students learn so much about inquiry, problem solving, a reflecting on their practice as a learner. Even if you are not working in an IB School, this is a wonderful project that is easily adaptable. There are a few terms in the student packet that you would want to remove, but overall, that is very, very simple. The heart of the project is a wonderful experience for ALL learners! I suggest this for students in grades 4 to 10.
Enjoy and have fun!