So You Want to do an Independent Project?
A Step-by-Step Guide to Success
An independent project is a great way for a kid to grow as a student. It's a chance to learn something new and then share your knowledge with others. However, there are many steps to an independent project. We hope you use this as a road map to a successful project.
1. The Question
- Pick something to learn about. It's best to choose something that interests you. What are you curious about?
- Take your subject and make a question? If the question is too big, make it smaller. A teacher or parent can help you with this.
2. Organize and Plan
- Talk to your teacher
- Create a Timeline - what you're going to do when
- Make a mind map
- Create a rubric
- Fill out an Independent Project Proposal
3. Collect Your Information
- Focus only on the information you need.
- Find the information that helps answer your question.
4. Show Your Thinking
- How you show your thinking should be on your proposal.
- Poster, Word, Powerpoint, play, game, etc.
- Double check with your rubric.
5. Share your Thinking
- Share the answer to your question with an audience.
- Get feedback on your goals shown in your rubric.
- What would you do differently?
- What have you learned about yourself?