Gifted and Talented

Syllabus
2011-12

Grades 1st – 5th


Project – On the Same Day in March based on the book by the same name. We will examine the world’s weather. We will examine the differing time zones using the book, “Nine O’Clock Lullaby”. We will:



Performing Artist
Location
Link

Vladimir Fridman Russian Guitarist
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Guitarist

NSO Summer Music Orchestra
same
Soloist

Kimo Williams
personal website
Guitarist






























Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete
Et la tete, et la tete
Et la tete, et la tete
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

  • ToonDoo www.toondoo.com (if grant is received)
  • Amazon Rain Forest Gathering Drums (if grant is received)


Grades 6th – 8th

Project – Why Do We Count Things? We will view the movie “Dolphin Tale” and tackle other global environmental and ecological challenges.

Why Do We Count Things? (whitswiki.wikispaces.com)
  • View Smithosonian Interactive Web Conference: Problem solving w/ Smithosonian
  • Arkive a multimedia resource that uses sharp, vibrant photos to archive the world’s most endangered species. Each photo series includes facts about the animals’ habitat, scientific classification, eco regions, descriptions, and threats.
  • We Can Change
  • World 2011
  • Tiny Links (added on October 4th)
  • Flipbook (interactive book) that discusses the animal they have chosen to research using Flipsnack http://www.flipsnack.com/

  • Excel spreadsheets (basic use of)
Students will have to create a method that will allow them to COUNT and record the data they gather that is related to the problem/issue they are attempting to find a solution to.
  • Cacoo Online diagrams and charts in real time collaboration
  • Lucid Online flowcharts
Grades 9 – 12th

Project - How Does That Work? Based on the National Science Educational Standards, the ITEA National Study of Technology Content Standards, and promoted by PBS, this educational activity inspires students to take the initiative to develop problem solving skills and relate to an every day problem using real world application.
Students will be given a choice between 6 different challenges after first investigating the physics behind the Boomerang. Instructions and resources are included. Students will chronicle their adventure using a blog.


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AND/OR
Invent it, Build it (GT Google docs)
http://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/guides/invent_guide.html
Inventions (GT Google docs and whitswiki)
http://www.thinkfinity.org/inventions

University of Colorado at Boulder - simulations to explore the invisible qualities behind physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and math.
http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/

Angry Birds