Two years ago I had my students select a question that they always wanted to know the answer to. We called them burning questions which they seemed to get a kick out of! They used books and the internet to find the answer and then they published their work. I wish I had taken photographs because the results were amazing!! One student asked the question, "Why do we have tonsils?". His published piece was so cute, he wrote it inside of a giant mouth. Other students did similar things. For example, if their question was about outer space, they published their work on a planet.
One thing I found when doing this project with the students was that they had trouble with the organization piece. SOOOO... 2 years later I have attempted to fix the problem (now I was on maternity leave for that year in between so I do have a good excuse!).
Here are some more pics:
Eleven more weeks until summer break!!! Not that I am counting or anything....when do you start your summer break?