Project in Science Class VI

Teacher: Sheeja.T, TGT Science

                                                         1.Project Plan

(1.1)The Define Phase


    Write a statement describing the overall purpose of the project.
    What is the key challenge or problem the project is aiming to address?
    What are students intended to learn from the project?

The project is designed keeping in mind a topic relevant to the age group that class VI is comprised of. The following are the topics planned to be dealt with-

1. To create awareness in students regarding safe disposal of waste.                                                   2. The project aims at finding methods of safe disposal of non degradable waste.                               3. The students find the major sources of waste production and its effect.

 (1.12)Project Scope:

Describe the scope of your project. This may include class and section, subjects it covers, self shills to be used etc. as well as other factors affecting scope.

 45 Students of class VI will form the project team.

The subject covers a part of their curriculum

Skills_ Design useful appliance and toys from waste. Problem faced by our country in disposing non degradable waste

(1.13) Curriculum and Standards:

List the curriculum and standards this project with cover.

Class VI curriculum topics related to this topic-

# Basis of segregation of waste.

#The  importance of safe disposal  of waste.

# The problem created by non degradable waste

# Students give suggestions on disposing the non degradable waste.  The topic is covered in the curriculum of class VI science in the chapter Garbage In Garbage Out.

                                                  LESSON 2-DEPHINE PHASE
2.1 Essential Question:

Put in writing the question that will engage the students

What are the sources of  waste in your locality?Are these disposed safely?

2.2 Grouping Strategy:

Describe the criteria that will be used to form students’ team and how this maps to the goals of the project.

The students are divided into five groups.Each group consists of high achievers, late bloomers, boys and girls. The project intends to promote team work and cooperation among students. Each child gets a chance to participate in the activities.

2.3 Learning Environment:

Describe the learning environment for the project including any classroom adaptation that will be required.

The teacher gives the general instructions in the class.This is followed by group discussion.The group leader presents the ideas of the group in front of the entire class. Computer labs can be used to collect information and leaders were asked to record their work.

2.4 Assessment Approach:

 Describe the approach for:

 2.41 Authentic Assessment:

Authentic do- able tasks that will be carried out by the team will include-

1. Documenting the type of waste generated

2. Giving advice of segregation of waste and its disposal

3. A survey of 45-50 houses  to be conducted by each group regarding the sources of waste, segregation and disposal of waste practised presently.

2.42 Formative Assessment:

Regular feedback a obtained from the students.Group discussion, Involvement of all group members Submission of survey sheets, models, report etc.

 2.43 Summative Assessment:

Assessment will be conducted based on –

# Posters

# Report of the project work.

# Power point presentation

2.44 Rubrics:

Rubrics ( to assess the survey interpretation, Power point presentation) will include accuracy of survey, documentation of types of wastes, effectiveness of presentation

2.45 Gradings:
Grades are based on the scores from assessments made during the project. Project grads taken for Formative Assessment 4.

                                                     LESSON 3-Plan Phase

3.1 Work Breakdown, Products and Milestones:

List the project task and, if possible at this stage include the sub-tasks. For each task add the product that will be created and indicate it will be a milestone.

Classroom instruction: Types of wastes generated, their seggregation and safe means of disposal.

Select student group. (Student group)

Research: Online and library. ( Research Report)

Activity: Visit neighbouring houses to collect information.(Response sheets)

Activity: Survey - methods of disposal. ( Survey report)

Activity: Creating wealth out of waste. (Report)

Presentation: Means of disposal of waste ( Powerpoint)

Celebration: Class Exhibition

3.2 Role definition:

 List the roles team members will fulfill in the project.

Project leader: Teacher will fulfil this role


Survey writer (all students will contribute to this)

Surveyor                                                                                                                                               Health Advisor: Will present the adverse effects of burning of plastic

Presenter (all students will take some part in the presentation)

3.3 Task schedule:

 Note start and end dates for the project.

 Include expected dates to start specific tasks

Project start date 25th October 2016

Project end date 15th December 2016

Research started- 27th October 2016

Questionnaire for interaction with elders and that for the survey is prepared by the team under the guidance of the teacher and started in the first week of November

3.4 Special Activities Plan:

 List any special activities (e.g. Field trips or guest speakers) including dates.

Guest Speaker - second week of November.

Class Exhibition 30.11.2016

3.5 Resource Plan:

List resource that will be required during the project and any other date constraints associated with them.

Information to be collected in the computer period: 1 science period per week for the duration of the project.

Library Resources

3.6 Direct Instruction:

List any planned direct instruction sessions and link them to specific tasks if appropriate.

Lesson : Garbage In Garbage Out

-Types of waste generated.

- Hazards of unscientific waste disposal.

3.7 Reviews and checkpoints:

 Describe how you will incorporate review meetings and checkpoints in the project

Every week a period is dedicated to discuss the progress and to check the proceedings of each group.

3.8 Assessment plan:

 Describe the balanced assessment plan for the project. List products that will be assessed during the project. List rubrics that need to be created before project launch.

Opportunities for authentic assessment will include: the surveys and results producing wealth out of waste, presenting means of safe disposal of waste.

Formative assessment will primarily focus on survey and reports.

Summative assessments will be performed on the survey results, presentations on means of disposal, models produced.

Rubrics prepared: Rubrics will be prepared to assess the questionnaire prepared, the survey questions, the results of the questionnaire and the survey conducted, group disussion and powerpoint presentation.


Launch project



Project launched
Deliver classroom instruction
Areas to be covered.
1.Define the project
2.Culminating products



Initial classroom instruction is completed
Group selection
Students’ list



Group selection is completed
Conduct research
Collection of Content on 1.Waste generated
2. Hazards of unscientific waste
3. methods of reducing non degradable waste



Students recorded in the computer
Perform survey
Create survey questions , conduct survey, prepare survey report
Collected report

Advice meeting
Team prepare briefs
All team members
A meeting was held
Expert talk
Preparation of Exhibits
Reuse of waste
All member
Prepared Exhibits
All  groups

Project presentation
Posting in the computer

Assessment and grading
Prepare rubrics and assessment

Refection and evaluation
Student reflection and evaluation, Teacher refection and evaluation
Students and teacher

Project closed
Submitting to the Principal


                                                              LESSON 5 THE DO PHASE

(5.1) Project Launch:

 Describe how the project will be launched, including how goals, expectation, rules, procedures, assessment, and grading will be presented to the students.

The project proceeds as per the procedure given below.                                                                      * Formation of groups.                                                                                                              *Collect information of the types of waste generated.                                                                  *Finding weather segregation of waste is done before disposal.                                              *Finding the means of disposal.                                                                                                            * Guest teacher talk  on safe means of disposal of waste.                                                                    * presentation with Power point presentation.                                                                        *Submission of report.

(5.2) Artifacts:

 List artifacts that will be created during the project

Survey report and questionnaire.                                                                                                         Models


Project report

(5.3) Culminating product:

 Describe what culminating product or products are expected to be created during the project and how they will be presented.

Charts and power point  presentations will be used for conducting group discussion sessions. The final project report will also be presented for assessment.

(5.4) Celebrating completion:

 Describe how the students will celebrate when the project is completed.

The students will be awarded a certificate by the teacher on completion of the project.
                                                  LESSON 6-THE REVIEW PHASE

(6.1)Student Reflection and Evaluation:

 Describe how student reflection and evaluation will be conducted.

Self-assessment  ( Questions like What was the expected outcome and how far the student could achieve it; how effectively  was the project planning and execution according to the student; how did the whole team contribute to the project; )Each team is given time for presentation and will be graded accordingly.

(6.2) Teacher Reflection and Evaluation:

 Describe how teacher reflection and evaluation will be conducted.

Value points are given by the teacher time to time and once the project is finalised, report is submitted to the principal for evaluation.

(6.3) Assessment of 21st Century skills:

 List of 21st century skills in this project and its assessment

Critical thinking- to be assessed by the way the teams interpret the data collected by research

Collaboration- team spirit and team work in conducting the research and survey

Communication- Group discussion, posters, presentation of their project report.

(6.4) Summative Assessment and Grading:

 List products and the corresponding rubrics that will be used for SA and Grading




survey sheets

Report of the project work.

Power point presentation

For each product, the following criteria would be used for evaluation :

Content  accuracy                          

Content richness

Relevance of the content




                                          LESSON 7 PROCESS MANAGEMENT

(7.1) Process Management:

 List tasks that will be used to manage the process of conducting the learning

Separate sessions with the teams for instructions regarding online and library research,

Discussions between team members, group discussion, teacher talk, expert talk.

Monitoring the preparation for project presentation.

(7.2) Student Preparation:

 Describe how students will be prepared for the project prior to launch. List any specific instruction or tasks that will be needed

A basic idea of the curriculum topic will be given in the class prior to launch of the project.

By asking relevant questions like                                                                                                           *Do you discard plastic wastes at home?                                                                                               *What are the types of wastes generated at home?                                                                               * How can the wastes be disposed safely?

(7.3)  Facilitation:

 Describe how facilitation of resources will be used to enable the students to be successful.

The progress of students will be continuously monitored and required changes are made. Proper idea is given by the teacher what to research during the course of the project. Students are made free to ask any relevant doubt regarding the project.

(7.4) Progress Monitoring:

 Describe how program will be monitored throughout the project.

By group presentations and discussion between team leaders and teachers.

Group Progress

By questioning the students from time to time and final presentation.

 Individual Progress

(7.5) Re-planning:

 Describe how “re-planning” will be used if the project goes off track

Group leaders will be called and discussion on the need and relevance of replanning if required. This ensure that the project goes on the the right track and will be completed at the right time.

(7.6) Conflict Management:

 Describe how to address problems related to participation, offer approaches to manage other conflicts that may arise.

All students are motivated to participate effectively in the ongoing project. They have the freedom to perform tasks as per their ability in the group.