TAP by the numbers – the sum of our efforts.
By the numbers for all 7th graders at OIS June, 2010:
451 hours of direct action picking up trash, restoring land by clearing weeds and re planting native species, educating elementary students, volunteering at the food bank, cleaning up seals, volunteering at the pound etc.
78 bags of trash collected from creeks and beaches
31 native trees planted
783 signatures on petitions/members of the public educated about issues students care about.
15 articles and letters submitted to politicians, CEOs and newpapers giving reasoned opinions and actions students recommend.
Priceless: Mostly happy, empowered kids who seem to be able to communicate and apply science concepts to helping real problems. Happy parents at Open House. (Biased sample – as a parent, I only see teachers that my son likes. Awkward otherwise!)
Entry filed under: Assessment and grading, TAP Curriculum. Tags: assessment, co-operative learning, group work, middle school science, middle school science project, OIS, PBL, project-based learning, science ed, service learning, TAP.