Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bangalore: Present, Past and Future

Project Start and End date: 29 Jul 2013 to 21st Sept 2013

Type of project: Social Science

Class: VII

Teacher: JayashreeT.S.

Team members: Rishab Jain, Sourab Jain, Vivek .V,  and Ritvik Swaminathan.

Overview of the project:

Bangalore the capital city of Karnataka  is home of  many well-known educational  institutions, IT  companies  and Public sector companies. It is  also referred as “Silicon Valley” of India. But  only few people know that Bangalore was  once called  as “Garden City” of India. Known for  its lush green  vegetation. But the present scenario is completely changed. Pollution problem, concrete buildings are more seen and  the lush greenery is  fading  gradually. In this project    a comparative study is done  how  the past, present and future Bangalore will be,  in case  we don’t conserve its greenery.This project  also helps  to understand  the historical background of the city, climatic  conditions and its location.

Subject Learning objectives
1.   Understand the geographical location, climatic conditions and vegetation of Bangalore
2.   Analyze the causes for the growing developmental activities in Bangalore city.
3.   Understand the historical background of the city.
4.   Call for action to stop depleting the resources and conserving the present resource.
Alice 3.1 Learning objectives
1.   Understand how to create an initial scene with appropriate objects and settings.
2.   Understanding the use of procedural abstraction.
3.   Understand the use of variables and arrays.
4.   Understand how to accept and process user input through “functions”.
5.   Understand how to manipulate objects through keyboard input and mouse input.
6.      Understand   the use of audacity software

Project Schedule:

Project task
Start and End dates
Number of periods (40 min)
Project planning
29.07.13 to 3.08.13
Selection of group, topic
Task scheduling
5.08.13 to 9.08.13
Assignment of roles, drafting the project overview, discussion of deliverables, creating a scenario
Fact collection and pre-project survey
12.08.13 to 16.08.13
Conduct a survey among residentsabout  Bangalore.
Collect relevant facts on the topic from sources such as textbook, the Internet and other books (library).
Create the animation
19.08.13 to30.08.13
Divide the project among the group and create the animation.
Showcase the project
2.09.13 to 4.09.13
Alice project presentation and PowerPoint presentation to the class
Assessment and Reflection
18.09.13 to 21.09.13
Q & A session on the topic, documenting team members’ experience. Evaluation, reflection and analysis of the project by the team members.


Evaluation Rubric for Student Presentations:

Assessment criteria
1.      Creating an initial scene
2.      Alice animation
3.      Understanding of topic by the group
4.      Keyboard and mouse control, procedural abstraction
5.      Team work
6.      Creativity
7.      Powerpoint presentation
8.      Survey and fact collection
9.      Post-project Q & A

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