|Mr. Antonio's Grade 2|
Grade 2 worked incredibly hard preparing for their Key Assignment for Unit 2. Their study of inventions was connected to our community of Qingdao, China. The class had learned that inventions come from need, so we looked at the needs of our community. The class found that the biggest problem affecting the city of Qingdao (and our community of QISS) is air pollution. The students had some intense brainstorming sessions to make sure they looked at every aspect of the problem. We then put together an outline for our video, and began recording. The students showed great courage speaking in front of the camera, and they did a fantastic job. Here is the final product of their efforts:
The students also tracked the Air Quality Index for Qingdao throughout all of Unit 2, and created a graph showing the changes in the air pollution levels. They were able to show that the air pollution gets worse as we move from fall to winter. During the brainstorming sessions, the class also came up with several ideas for inventions that could help improve the air quality in Qingdao. We chose Colin's idea for a filter around the doors of our school to show on Key Assignment day, as well as an explanation of the different types of masks that you can use to keep your lungs safe when outside in bad air pollution. The class did an excellent job overall. Great work, Grade 2!