Survey Project and Biographical Book Reports
Interdisciplinary Project


Interdisciplinary Project Index

Explanation of Project

Students provided a word processed book report and research bibliography, and created an illustrated book cover, after reading a biography or autobiography on a famous scientist or mathematician. Students used the links provided on the Internet pages to identify famous scientists/mathematicians prior to selecting a biography subject. Emphasis was provided on the contributions of women and individuals from other cultures.

Students participated in the conduct of a survey gathering, collating, and publishing relevant survey data. The students took the survey themselves. Data was gathered from two other middle schools, one in Illinois and the other in South Carolina. Frisbie students compared the data and made bar graphs to display on the Internet. Conversations between the students from the three schools are also on the Internet page.

Related Web Pages

Book Report Covers and Summaries
Examples of completed summaries of the more detailed book reports and colorful book report covers.
Book Report Project
A formal project description.
Book Report Information
A brief introduction to student book report requirements, including basic vocabulary, point value, and teacher expectations.
Book Report General Information
A more detailed discussion and definition of the five literary elements that are emphasized in each book report, including (auto)biographies.
Book Report Specific Information
A student handout providing specific requirements for both written and oral book reports (fiction, nonfiction, and auto- or biography), requirements for allied projects, and the rubric grading used.
Bibliography Information
Examples of standardized, acceptable bibliographic citations the students may require when creating a research or book report bibliography.
Book Patch Information
An overview of the Frisbie Book Quilt Patch Project by which every student may validate extra credit for each book read during the year. It is an initial handout which provides background, requirements, and student directions.
Book Patch
The student handout used for creating the Book Quilt Patches and contains the standardized format and abbreviated student instructions.
Mathematician/Scientist Treasure Hunt
This is a matching activity. Student can use the links from the mathematician's/scientist's name to find out which description best matches.
Mathematicians/Scientists
This is the original list used to find information on mathematicians and/or scientists. Students can use this list to find information on people not listed on the main activity list.
Three School Survey Project
Correct responses from Frisbie Middle School, Lakeview Middle School and Highland Middle School students to fifteen survey questions are displayed in bar graphs created by Frisbie students. In addition conversations of the students from the three schools are displayed.

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