Extra Credit Projects
Need extra credit to boost a grade or to make up for missed schoolwork? Or
perhaps you're just interested in exploring the science you learned in class in
greater depth? If so, this is the place for you! Listed below are a number of possible extra credit project ideas.
Follow these seven steps to do an extra-credit project:
- Ask your teacher if he or she will accept extra-credit work.
- IF your teacher gives the OK, find a project idea that interests you! Click on the links below, read the description of the project idea, and
skim the activity sheets (if any). With your teacher's permission, you can also develop your own project ideas.
- (Optional) Find one or more partners. Project ideas marked with an
asterisk (*) below are especially good for teams of two or more.
- Write a brief (one- or two-paragraph) description of your extra-credit project. Be specific. For example, if
you're writing an illustrated
story with a partner, identify the main characters, summarize the plot, and
state each partner's role (e.g., one partner writes while the other draws).
- Bring your proposed project to your teacher for approval.
- IF your teacher approves your project, start your project and complete it by the due
date (you and your teacher should set a date).
- Turn in your project or make a presentation to the class. Your teacher will let you know how the completed project will be delivered.
Project ideas marked with an asterisk (*) are good projects for teams of
two or more.
Research Projects*: Research an interesting science topic and report on it to the class! A couple possible topics:
Contemporary Topics in Science: Read an interesting science article in a newspaper, magazine or on the Internet, and then do a report on the topic.
InterActions Current Events: Read articles or ads in a newspaper or news
magazine and determine whether claims made are justified by the evidence!