February/March 2011

Students will create a short movie on a specific body system. They will write a script that proves their 4 claims and provide evidence with researched facts and illustrations. Podcast plan and rubric are attached.


Grade 5 Technology Progress Report Indicators

STANDARD 1— Use Technology Effectively.
d. Graphic Organization Tools (Kidspiration/Inspiration)
  • Use graphic organizer for webbing, mapping, and paragraph development.
  • Use graphic organizer for planning and writing development.
e. Navigation
  • Save and open files on server, local hard drive, and USB flash drives.
  • Multitask among multiple applications.
f. Use of Internet Tools
  • Refine searches using Boolean terms and, or, not.
h. Devices
  • Use digital cameras.
  • Uses digital video camera.
STANDARD 2—Produce Quality Work.
c. Presentation Tools (PowerPoint, KidPix, video editing, podcasting)
  • Communicate information by using a form of multimedia technology.

Message 2/3:
  • Set up a shared message board on Stixy.com
  • View resources on Steck Bookmarks under 5th Grade Science

Message 2/10:
Work on organization. View the following account in Stixy.com for an example.
Cardiovascular system by Magdalen, Josue, and Will

Message 2/17:
Go back and check your work to make sure you covered all 4 required statements about the body system.

Message 2/24 and 3/3:
  • Finalize your scripts in Stixy.com
  • Download all your pictures into iPhoto
  • Create a New Project in iMovie - File/New Project
    1. Naming your project: 5E bodysystem (Elliott's Class) or 5N bodysystem (Naughton's Class)
    2. DO NOT choose a theme, you will create your own Title pages and transitions
    3. Drag and drop photos in the proper order
    4. Change the Clip Duration to 30 second or more - apply to ALL stills
    5. Record script using microphone - DO NOT run the script together - one statement/recording per photo
    6. Record video directly into iMovie
  • Editing Process
    1. Change the Clip Duration to match the length of your audio + 2 seconds
      CAREFUL... DO NOT apply to ALL stills (deselect this option)
    2. Edit the text on the titles - add all student names and references if needed
    3. Check audio - is your voice loud enough? Can you adjust it or do you have to record again?
  • Optional - Advanced Editing features
    1. Add more titles to label photos
    2. Add music to the background. Choose music that makes sense for your video style.
    3. Use Ken Burns or cropping features to emphasize photos.

Final Videos:
Will be sent home on student flash drives or on a DVD.

Science: Grade Level Expectation: Fifth Grade (ALL expectations, not just specific to this project)

Concepts and skills students master:
2. Human body systems have basic structures, functions, and needs

Evidence Outcomes
Students can:
a. Develop and communicate an evidence-based scientific explanation regarding how humans address basic
survival needs
b. Analyze and interpret data to generate evidence that human systems are interdependent
c. Assess further scientific explanations regarding basic human body system functions
d. Create and evaluate models of human body systems and organs
e. Compare and contrast a human system to that of another organism, and provide hypotheses about why the similarities and differences exist

21st Century Skills and Readiness Competencies
Inquiry Questions:
1. How are human body systems similar to and different from those found in other
2. How are organs impacted when different body systems fail to work correctly?

Relevance and Application:
1. People can create goals about their own lifestyle such as exercising every day and
eating healthy foods based on an understanding of human body systems.
2. Societal norms and practices that are intended to protect our health such as wearing
a bicycle helmet can be based on scientific evidence.

Nature of Science:
1. Review and analyze information presented by peers on the structure and function of
the human body and provide feedback on their evidence and scientific conclusions.
2. Critically evaluate models of the human body, identifying the strengths and
weaknesses of the model in representing complex natural phenomena.