Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Millennium Inventions

  1. Have students work together at this center to come up with what they feel is the most important scientific discovery/invention of the millennium.
  2. They should write about their selection explaining why they chose it and what changes it brought to society.
  3. They should then make a 3-D display of their chosen invention. You may want to have material for mobiles, styrofoam pieces, pipe cleaners and other materials available.
  4. Have groups present their choice to the rest of the class and display.

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Fact and Opinion
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Survey Says
Easter Egg Contest
European vs. Taino
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Biographical Data Organization
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Still Life
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