Components of Exhibition
Research paper: The first component of the Exhibition is the research of the technology that will lead to a formal written research paper. Work, generated with guiding research questions, will focus students on the content of the paper. At least two months will be spent locating, using and recording information from primary and secondary resources. Students will be encouraged to reach beyond the school to gather the information they need. They will be required to use the research skills that they learned in sixth, seventh and eighth grades to write the paper.
Process: It is important that the students meet scheduled deadlines to maintain regular progress on their Exhibition. A schedule of deadlines is provided to meet this end. Students must also demonstrate a positive work ethic and show respect to their peers’ work throughout the process.
Presentation slides and Creative: The creative component allows the student to demonstrate creativity in relation to the chosen technology. Both should support the presentation, be well designed, easy to read and/or understand, and be aesthetically pleasing. Each student is required to create a slide presentation using their original drawing that enhances their presentation. Visuals are not a requirement of Exhibition, but may be used to highlight important concepts, to graphically illustrate key components of their technology, and to add interest to the presentation.
Presentation: The students make an oral presentation in May. They will present their technology to a group of their peers, teachers and community guests using the knowledge gained from researching and writing their papers. They will use their power point and creative pieces in this presentation. They may also use any visuals that they have. A question and answer segment will follow the presentation allowing the student to answer thoughtful questions about the technology.