Week One: January 26-29 • Introduction to the project • Teams are formed by Mrs. K. and Mrs. Heeren • Groups of 3 • Homerooms are mixed so students work with children in other homerooms.
Groups should work on… • Blogging their ideas for the Shark Tank project. • Groups will select one of the following options: • Invent a product to sell • Create a service business • Raise money for a good cause such as: • Helping earthquake victims in Haiti • Adopt a sea turtle • Cancer research
Face to Face Team Tank Time • Thursday, January 28th 1:45-2:25 • Friday, January 29th 1:45-2:25
Due Date • Friday, January 29th • Groups need to decide on their idea for a product, service business or charity fundraising.
Week Two: February 1-5th • Groups work on their own to develop their Phase 1 presentations. Teams can either make a Power Point or share their website with the sharks. • Students communicate with their Google site wiki. • 7th grade sharks/mentors review the wiki sites and provide advice to each group. 7th Grade Mentor/Shark Form
Face to Face Team Tank Time • Thursday, February 4th 1:450-2:20
Due Date: Phase 1 Presentations • Teams use the Phase 1 Project Pitch Checklist to develop their presentations. • Sharks use the “Shark Tank Project Pitch” score sheet to assess the presentations. • Phase 1 sharks: • Mr. Thorson • Mr. Baumgartner • Presentations begin Monday, February 8th and could take more than one day. • Groups will either be approved to move ahead to Phase 2 or be instructed to go “back to the drawing board.” • Phase 1 is NOT graded
Weeks 3-5 are Team Work Time • As soon as a team is approved by the sharks to move ahead to Phase 2 students work on their presentations and communicate with their Google sites wiki. • No face to face team tank time is planned. Students are expected to communicate online. • 7th grade sharks are available for advice. • Expectations for group work • One student creates an advertisement • One student creates a conceptual or physical model • One student prepares the background knowledge and purpose for the Phase 2 presentation.
Due Date: Phase 2 Presentations • Groups use the Phase 2 Checklist to prepare their presentation • Sharks use the Phase 2 Score Sheet to score each team. • Phase 2 presentations begin Monday, March 1st and could take more than one day. • Sharks for Phase 2 presentations • Mr. Thorson • Mr. Baumgartner • Phase 2 presentations are SCORED and the grades will count for science. • Each team receives a score • Top teams advance to Phase 3 Shark Tank. Sharks will select those teams.
Phase 3 • Top teams from Phase 2 advance to the Shark Tank • Presentations will be Monday, March 8th • Sharks for Phase 3 • 6th grade students • Sharks rank the top teams from Phase 2 and select the top 5 teams. • Top 5 teams advance to “The Big Kahuna.” • Top 5 teams earn a booth in the commons to sell or raise money during the 4th-8th grade lunch hours. • Dates for the booths are yet to be determined.
The Big Kahuna • Top five teams advance to this stage. • A kahuna is a Hawaiian priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, or expert in any profession • The Big Kahuna selects the best team to be the Shark Tank Champions.
Shark Tank Champions • Top team will investigate the patent process in an effort to secure a patent for their invention. • Top team will have a feature article on the Press Room website. • Top team will have a ribbon or trophy to display in their booth to indicate their team is the Shark Tank Champion team.
Calendar Due Dates • January 29th: Teams decide on their idea. • February 8th Phase 1 Presentations • March 1st Phase 2 Presentations • March 8th Phase 3 Presentations • March 12th Shark Tank Champion team is announced.