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  • 2019-20 Driving Questions

    2020 Q4 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 PBL Showcases!

    Coleman Middle School will be hosting our third quarter PBL (Project Based Learning) showcases during the months of February and March. Coleman students and teachers have been busy conducting their PBL launches in the last few weeks. Our students would appreciate your input and feedback on their final prototypes and projects on the dates and times listed below.

    Feel free to invite any of your colleagues to attend our events. I have included the grade level driving question along with the dates and times. Please follow the link below for the Google form to sign-up for the showcase prior to attending (this makes check-in move quickly).

    8th grade Driving Question:
    How do we use forensics to solve a crime?
    Showcase: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Location: Coleman Middle School 3057 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096: Cafeteria, Media Center, 8th grade hallway and classrooms

    7th grade Driving Question:
    How can we promote biodiversity in urban areas?
    Showcase: Friday, March, 6 2020 - 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    Location: Coleman Middle School 3057 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096: Cafeteria, Media Center, 7th grade hallway and classrooms

    6th grade Driving Question:
    How can we contribute to making clean water a reality?
    Showcase: Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Location: Coleman Middle School 3057 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096: Cafeteria, Media Center, Gym, 6th grade hallway and classrooms

    Sign-up Link:

    https://forms.gle/9U2N9oUhDpPEvwgVA

    Coleman Middle School Quarter Two Showcases December 2019

    8th grade Driving Question: 

    How can I artistically share my vision for Georgia's future based on the stories of Georgia's past? 
    Showcase: Tuesday, December 10, 2019  - 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Location: Cafeteria, Media Center, 8th grade hallway and classrooms

    7th grade Driving Question:


    How can we design a sustainable community on Mars?
    Showcase: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Cafeteria, Media Center, 7th grade hallway and classrooms

    6th grade Driving Question:

    How can we as urban developers design a community that minimizes the human impact on Earth's surface?
    Showcase: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Location: Cafeteria, Media Center, 6th grade hallway and classrooms

    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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