Digging Sources for Minerals in Grade 7
Grade 7 have begun their first research assignment for Science this year. They are studying a topic on elements and compounds and are looking into the types of materials that go into making the technology they are using at home and in school. Through this, they are exploring the issue of conflict minerals.
There is a lot of confusing information out there on this issue and science articles in general can prove challenging for a middle schooler to decipher! Thanks to our terrific new librarian Ms Vance, grade 7s have been introduced to a great strategy for understanding science articles.
In a nutshell, students are required to:
You can read more about the VCEE strategy developed specifically for middle school students here.Our students are now busily preparing blog posts and videos that will explain the different elements and compounds that make up their technology, what they are used for and where they come from. They will also be looking to inform you about conflict minerals and give some thoughts and opinions on what should be done about this issue. Stay tuned!