Lesson 2: Define Phase

2.1 Essential Question:
Put in writing the question that will engage the students 

Adolescence is a difficult phase in life, do you know?

2.2 Grouping Strategy:
Describe the criteria that will be used to form students’ team and how this maps to the goals of the project.
A team will have 6 students of mixed gender, ability and skill sets, as well as varied religious, social and economic backgrounds. The team members will get ample opportunity for interaction with peer group as also to develop their self-confidence and ability of public speaking by giving them a chance to present their project findings in front of their class.

2.3 Learning Environment:
Describe the learning environment for the project including any classroom adaptation that will be required.

The team will be provided with a small working space in the Junior Science Laboratory of the school where they can have discussions. They will have access to computer and internet in the lab for their online research. A display board and a small storage too will be provided to the team. The research notes will be converted to documents that the team will maintain in the computer in the lab. Team members also will collaborate via email as is required.

2.4 Assessment Approach:
Describe the approach for:
2.41 Authentic Assessment:

Authentic do- able tasks that will be carried out by the team will include-
1. Maintaining a diet record for themselves and for a sample population from among their peer group for a time period of 10 days of their project duration.
2. “Peer talks” in class to advice their friends about the need to take balanced wholesome diet and the significance of personal hygiene.
3. Questionnaire to be filled by a sample population in class relating to the problems faced by teenagers when interacting with their elders.
4. A survey of a sample population of 50 students in the age group of 14-16 years to study their diet preferences and diet patterns.

2.42 Formative Assessment:

Regular feedback and guidance as and when required will be provide to the students as they work with the various tools of the project – online research, surveys, diet records and presentations, as also to  help them  prepare the materials for Peer Talks.

2.43 Summative Assessment:

Assessment will be conducted based on –
# Diet- record and inference thereof.
# Report of the project work.
# Power point presentation

2.44 Rubrics:

Rubrics ( to assess the diet- records, survey interpretation, Power point presentation) will include accuracy of interpretation of survey data and diet- records, and, effectiveness of presentation

2.45 Gradings:

Project grades will include the grades of assessment conducted during the project and the final project report including the power point presentation.

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