Product to Be Delivered: A finished mask out of recyclables and air-dry clay, a presentation about air pollution with possible solutions.
- Problem solving – Students will research and track air quality in Nantong, China. Based on their findings, the students will problem solve ways the community can cut down on air polluting practices and brainstorm solutions to the air pollution crisis.
- Communication – Students will communicate in a variety of ways throughout this project. Students will communicate with each other as they are building their masks and working with and around each other. Students will communicate with the class during their presentation, relaying information and facilitating questions. Students will communicate with the community by displaying their masks in a formal gallery setting, including process photos and research findings.
- Critical thinking – Students will evaluate and analyze research findings on air pollution. Students will develop best practices for building mixed media sculpture.
- Creativity – Students will use creativity in a variety of ways during this project. Students will use creative problem-solving skills to create solutions for the air pollution crisis in China. Students will use creativity to build and make their masks out of recyclables. Students will use creativity to decide on how best to present their information to the class using tech-focused tools.
- What is pollution?
- What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘pollution’?
- What different forms of pollution do you know of?
- How does pollution affect our health?
- What kinds of things cause pollution?
- How can we reduce pollution?
- What can we do to increase the awareness of environmental pollution?
- Describe how human activities affect the environment.
Craftsmanship – Student’s project is carefully planned from start to finish. The mask is built with integrity and strength in mind. You can tell what the piece is and that it will be used as some sort of mask.
Creativity – Student’s design is unique and displays elements that are totally their own. Evidence of detail, pattern, or a unique combination of materials.
Production/Effort – Student uses class time efficiently and is always on task. Time and effort are evident in the execution of the piece.
Work Habits/Attitude – Student is respectful and open to positive suggestions. Cleans work area thoroughly.
Tech Use and Presentation – Student’s research is thoughtful and presented well. Student has used a tech-focused presentation to present information and facilitate questions.