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1 Exploravision Project What exactly does it involve? What do we have to turn in? What if we are / aren’t planning on entering the national competition?

2 Project Overview 1.Each team selects a technology (or an aspect of a technology) that is present in and relevant to their lives – Look at the tools and technologies people use every day — it could be as simple as a pencil or as complex as a quantum computer 2.First, the team explores what the technology does, how it works, and how, when and why it was invented

3 Project Overview (Cont.) 3.Next, the team imagines and explores what that technology could be like 20 years from now – Identify a problem that a current technology does not solve, then imagine possible solutions 4.Finally, each team prepares an in-depth report that conveys its vision to others – (for step-by-step instructions)

4 Project Report 1.Title Page 2.Abstract 3.Description 4.Bibliography 5.Electronic Presentation / Web Page Graphics – Hard Copies

5 Project Report Abstract An abstract of no more than 150 words that summarizes the proposed future technology and other relevant information.

6 Project Report Description Written description of the project no longer than (eleven) 11 pages The description may be a combination of text and artwork It must include the following sections: 1.Present Technology 2.History 3.Future Technology 4.Breakthroughs 5.Design Process 6.Consequences

7 Project Report Description (Sections) 1.Present Technology – Overview of the technology, including scientific principles involved in functioning 2.History – Research and describe the history of the technology from its inception 3.Future Technology – Team’s vision for what the technology will be like in 20 years – Scientific principles involved in developing the technology

8 Project Report Description (Sections) 4.Breakthroughs – Research and describe breakthroughs that are necessary to make the future technology a reality – “Why doesn’t this technology exist today?” 5.Design Process – Three alternative ideas or features that were considered while developing YOUR project – Describe why these ideas/features wer not chosen – A brief description of the design process that the group went through

9 Project Report Description (Sections) 6.Consequences – Describe potential positive and negative consequences of the new technology on society

10 Project Report Bibliography All sources used in researching the chosen technology should be referenced Footnotes/endnotes are strongly encouraged Bibliography should be a separate page after description – Does not count towards eleven pages

11 Electronic Presentation Simulated Web Page Graphics Prepare a presentation to promote the future technology

12 Electronic Presentation Simulated Web Page Graphics Presentation must be no more than five (5) slides Slides should highlight the… – current technology and it’s history – Future Technology – Design Process – Consequences

13 Electronic Presentation Simulated Web Page Graphics Must include five (5) simulated web page graphics Can be hand drawn or computer generated Pages should relate to one another, as if they would be on a site Pages should highlight the… – current technology and it’s history – Future Technology – Design Process – Consequences

14 Deadlines & Additional Info Project Report Due: Monday Jan 12 – Hard Copies Only – No Presentation Required Need additional info? Check the link below – process/entry-steps.php process/entry-steps.php Exploravision Entry Date: January 28, 2009 – There are some additional requirements for project submission. Check the website or see me for details

15 Rubric Project will count as one test grade (avg of 2 nd marking period tests) Abstract – 5 pts Present Technology – 10 History – 10 Future Technology – 20 Breakthroughs - 15 Design Process – 10 Consequences – 10 Bibliography – 5 Presentation – 15


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