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  • 2021 - 2022 Driving Questions

    Driving Questions 2021 - 2022 Coleman Middle School

    Quarter 1:

    6th Grade:  How can we design and build housing solutions for the Duluth community?

    7th Grade:  How can we enhance Duluth to create an active, healthy, and sustainable community?

    8th Grade:  How can we support mental wellness in our communities?

  • 2020 - 2021 Driving Questions

    Driving Questions 2020-2021

    Quarter 1:

    6th Grade: How can we design solutions for protecting natural resources in the Duluth community?

    7th Grade: How can we protect organisms from the harmful effects of local water pollution?

    8th Grade: How can we harness change to prepare our community for a more sustainable future?

    Connections:

    Genius Hour and Music Technology: How can we as music producers and project creators compose music that creates interest and enhances the theme of a chosen project?

    Visual Arts and Spanish: How can I express my identity through a self portrait using inspiration from Frida Kahlo?

    Theater and Dance: How can I enhance a performance by blending elements of theater and dance?

    Orchestra and Piano Techniques: How can we enhance “Ga on my mind” through the creation of melodic and/or rhythmic variations.  

    Health/Band/Engineering: How can engineering, health, and band students explore musical instrument aerosols to avoid or reduce health risks for instrumentalists through the innovation of PPE?

    Quarter 2:

    6th Grade: How can we share the culture and traditions of a country with our community members? How can we respond effectively to natural disasters?

    7th Grade: How can we design a sustainable community on Mars?

    8th Grade: How can we create a strategic game to amplify the underrepresented voices of history?

    Quarter 3:

    6th Grade: How can we design apparel that is both climate appropriate and stylish?

    7th Grade: How can we develop a character that influences social justice?

    8th Grade: Using our understanding of chemistry, how can we create an affordable recipe highlighting a Georgia grown ingredient?

  • 2019-20 Driving Questions

    4th quarter Driving Questions:

    6th Grade:

    • How can we as global citizens respond to climate change affecting Australia?

    7th Grade:

    • How can we improve habitats for animals living in captivity?

    8th Grade:

    •  How can I create a business to market a beverage for the Duluth Community?

    3rd quarter Driving Questions:

    6th Grade:

    • How can we contribute to making clean water a reality?

    7th Grade:

    • How can we promote biodiversity in urban areas?

    8th Grade:

    • How do we use forensics to solve a crime?

    2nd quarter Driving Questions

    6th Grade:

    • How can we as urban developers design a community that minimizes the human impact on Earth's surface?

    7th Grade:

    • How can we design a sustainable community on Mars?

    8th Grade:

    • How can I artistically share my vision for Georgia's future based on the stories of Georgia's past? 

    1st quarter Driving Questions

    6th Grade: 

    • How can I as an environmentally conscious person effectively reduce my carbon footprint?

    7th Grade

    • How can we demonstrate the impact of water on cells?

    8th Grade:  

    • How can we help people or animals survive in extreme temperatures?

  • 2018-19 Driving Questions

    Fourth Quarter:

    6th Grade: How can I conserve resources and preserve planet Earth?

    7th Grade: How can we improve habitats for animals in captivity?

    8th Grade: Coleman Experience Project

    Third Quarter:

    6th Grade: How do we as energy consumers actively respond to weather phenomena that affects a community?

    7th Grade: How can we decrease the rate of harmful environmental change in order to sustain biodiversity?

    8th Grade: How do we use science to solve a crime?

    Second Quarter:

    6th Grade: How can we as urban developers design a community that minimizes the human impact on the Earth’s surface?

    7th Grade: How can we implement our plan to create a sustainable system to grow plants that benefit mankind?

    8th Grade: How can we design a pedestrian bridge that meets the needs of the Duluth community?

    First Quarter:

    6th Grade:How can we as environmentally conscious people effectively reduce our carbon footprint?

    7th Grade:How can we design a sustainable system that optimizes plant growth in areas of low precipitation?

    8th Grade: How can we use energy transfer to create a product that benefits humanity?

  • 2017-18 Driving Questions

    Fourth Quarter:

    Students will be committing to their own driving question through their Passion Genius Hour project.

    Third Quarter:

    6th Grade: How do we respond to a weather phenomena that affects a community?


    7th Grade: How can we proactively mitigate the honey bee population?

    8th Grade: How do we use science to save the falsely accused?

    Second Quarter:

    6th Grade: How can we as citizens of Duluth solve soil and land conservation issues for select city projects to improve quality of life for ourselves and future generations?


    7th Grade: How can we use genetics to design a community on Mars?


    8th Grade: How can we design a pedestrian bridge that meets the needs of the Duluth community?


    First Quarter:

    6th Grade: How do we as environmental engineers design, build, and evaluate solutions for a “tiny house” in a European community using the most efficient conservation methods?


    7th Grade: How can we as CDC public health analysts research and provide information about bacterial transmission?


    8th Grade: How can we as engineers design an adaptable transportation system that can efficiently, safely and economically transport goods from North Georgia?

  • 2016-17 Driving Questions

    First Quarter:

    6th Grade- How do we as architects design and build a tiny home using renewable and nonrenewable resources to conserve the most amount of energy?


    7th Grade-What could the local government officials of Duluth do to create a more sustainable community?


    8th Grade- How can we solve real world problems through the analysis of matter?

    Second Quarter:

    6th Grade- How can we as global citizens analyze the impact of a natural disaster to inform our community and encourage participation in local disaster relief efforts?


    7th Grade- How can we as CMS Students demonstrate how to solve food challenges in our local and global communities?


    8th Grade- How can we as engineers design a track system that transports objects as quickly and safely as possible?

    Third Quarter:

    6th Grade- How do we as a broadcast team report, predict, and inform future weather patterns for a major weather event affecting a community in Latin America?


    7th Grade- How can we create a model that demonstrates how organisms change over time to predict population changes and/or future adaptations of that organism?


    8th Grade- How can we design and build a bowling lane or alley in 1929 Georgia to market it to families and women?

    Fourth Quarter:

    6th Grade- How can we as water resource engineers develop innovative techniques to address environmental concerns plaguing the Great Barrier Reef?


    7th Grade- As a biologist or environmental engineer what can we do to mitigate bee colony collapse and inform our community of its impact?


    8th Grade- As an entrepreneur, what new electronic device can you create for people with a disability that maximizes profit and public interest?

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