8th Grade Science ~ Volcano Research Project

angie_ortiz-mcneese's picture
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Lesson Plan Details
3-5 class periods

Students will learn...how to use PowerPoint or Keynote for presentation of research.


Software: computers, PowerPoint and/or Keynote, Internet access



Familiarize yourself with PowerPoint and/or Keynote basic functions.  Prepare assignment requirements and rubric.  Decide bibliography format required.


- Outline of project requirements (ppt slide attached)


- rubric

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3A. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
Digital Citizenship: 
5A. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and digital technology.
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Technology Operations and Concepts: 
6A. Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.
6B. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR1A. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
Becky Rodli's picture

I wish there was a little more information about how to adapt for lower or higher level students. Did you have a rubric already put together, or was it something the students helped generate? It looks like the attachment may not have attached correctly.

annegehrig's picture

I wish I could see this lesson; it sounds interesting.  

I wonder if this is a draft.

I would like to see more because it might be something that I could adapt to a unit on Nature's Fury in my classroom.

angie_ortiz-mcneese's picture

Yes, this lesson was a draft.  Sorry.  I have a different "official" lesson.  I did do the volcano lesson with my students and will try to upload the details.

Eric  Larlee's picture

I could use this idea because I am already familiar with using power point for presentations.