Invention and Innovation Pitch
You are going to create a new invention - either in reality or in theory. You will try to be as complete as possible in your description, or you will actually try to build it. Your invention should be something that can exist - nothing fanciful like time travel, for example.
When you have a good idea, with as many details worked already, write up a Pitch. In the pitch you need to cover:
The Pitch Document (below)
Using Celtx to Write A Short Script
Celtx should already be installed on your lab computer, and you can download a free desktop version at home here.
The purpose of Celtx is to organize and automatically format a script or storyboard for a presentation, play, radio show, podcast, etc. It is very good at this once you get comfortable with its workflow. We'll go over the basics in class.
As a warm-up for the podcast you're going to be doing later, this assignment will be to write a short (~ 30 seconds or 100 words or 160 syllables) Public Service Announcement that you will star in that uses visual images (and audio images) to get people interested in helping to solve a problem in the world.
You may want to remind people:
Use your imagination to come up with something interesting.
Color Palette Assignment: Converting Hex Values -
How Do We Grasp the Biggest Numbers?
If you could stack millions of pennies in nice neat stacks, how much space would you need?
For example, if you stacked a little over 49,000 pennies in the shape of a cube, it would only fill 12 inches on a side and 12 inches high: a cubic foot of pennies.
Take a look here to see what big numbers of pennies would look like - the MegaPenny Project
Naming Large Numbers
Computing has caused all of us to start using words that describe very, very large quantities. There's a simple pattern to some of them, but you need to know what the prefixes we use to describe big numbers are based on.
In the picture to the left, can you list the nine number names shown in order from smallest to largest?
Go to the Grade 5 section of the Cool Links page to find other sites that talk about big number names.
NEW - CHECK THIS OUT: Greek prefixes
Grade 5 Podcast Assignment - (May 7, 2012)
Choose between using Scratch, Movie Maker, or PowerPoint. Use the one you're most comfortable with to create a self-running presentation about your state
We'll be looking for interesting information that tells us what is most important about your state. Try to find unusual things about your state that people will want to remember.
Show us the people, places, and things that are important in the state. Again, make it interesting to your audience, and make it as factual as you can.
If you use images from the Internet, you must cite their source properly at the end. No copyrighted images allowed. (No watermarks!)
All information sources should be cited at the end as well.
This project is (was) due May 31, 2012. That gives (gave) you six class periods.