Genius Hour/ Passion Projects

Miss Brink's 5th Grade Genius Hour Blog

For Genius Hour, you are expected to reflect at least one time each week. Reflections should include, where you are in the process, possible changes you needed to make, things that are going well, things that are not going as planned.

"October 21, 2014

I am in the brainstorming stage of Genius Hour. I am a little stumped at what my topic should be. I am researching different articles online from sources like Newsela, Dogonews, and tweentribune. I read an interesting article about time travel that sparked some questions. My goal for the next few weeks is to question the world and hopefully narrow all my questions down to one driving question to begin my research. Some questions I have been wondering are: How would time travel change the future? What information does the government keep from it's citizens? How does immigration affect our school systems? How do unmotivated readers become motivated? As you can see, my questions are all over the place. Stay tunes to see what I pick!"

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SydneyD: 10/21/2014 I am anxious to do this project I am still brainstorming and I still don't know what I should do. Are there any suggestions on what I might like? the websites I use for inspiration is newsela,dogo news and teen tribute.Things that I am interested in money and Ebola my goal for the next couple of weeks are to ask lots of questions and question the world and this century.

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10/21/14
I think you should use Newsella.because it's a good website to use,that's what I'm using to find my topic.Im still brainstorming though.Some of my questions are how did Ebola start,what is parkour,when did sports start.Thats some of my questions.Im trying to think of some more questions for about a few more weeks.Because I'm trying to get a good topic and to make sure it's something I'm going to stick to for the year.

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10/21/2014


This project has gotten me exited.
For some of the things that I have been brainstorming newsela has helped me find information to see if I was really interseted in the topic. It gave me a artical and I could get all of the information that I needed to see if that would be on my list of ideas. I feel that if I work harder in narrowing down what I want to do to one thing that I can have one thing. Some of my questions were.............
How can you help feed the hungry?
How can we stop global warming?
How do you get money to the poor?
I think that I'm off to a good start. I will give you more information next week.

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10/21/14 I am doing a genious hour project. Now I am on the brainstorming stage. I don't really know what I want to do yet though. I do know that I want it to have something to do with science and things that should be changed in the world. I am extremely intrested in world hunger. I have a lot of questions about it. Is it more likely to have places with world hunger if it is closer to the equater? With less food what does it leave people to eat? It might be my genious hour project but I have a lot more things to think about.

2 years ago
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I think I might do a sports topic on like baseball but I am still brainstorming my article😝😝😕

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10/21/14

I am on the brainstorm stage, and I need more ideas. I might do one about "Why does lightning come out of the sky?". I probably will choose other ideas though. But I don't really know what I will do.

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10/21/14 I am very scared Ebola is coming it coming.

Who has it?
Where is it coming from?
I hope it time to get a plane ticket?
How much time do we have?
Help each other today is day we are not going to get very sick no shot no blood test nothing we need to help EVERYONE.

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10/21/14 Im on brainstorming and im talking about cost effects for the war. If the gorvernment changes ge way the vehicles and aircraft are made we can save money, less taxes, and less palution from factores.

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October 21,2014
For this project we are questioning the world.I have got to some articles I like,but I am still deciding.Some articles interest me,and some don't you will probably get articles that you don't like.I know that I got some that I did not like.My topic is about immagrants coming to Texas.The parents of these kids are saying that they will not focus on their school work.Im using websites like newsela,dogonews,and tweentribune. One of the questions I'm going to ask is how can the parents and the immagrants parents agree on what they can do.right now I am looking up articles and websites.