As promised, here are some pictures and examples of student work from our Genius Hour club this year. The kids worked hard and I was excited to see their finished results. We had Powerpoints, dioramas, models, and posters. To celebrate the end we presented to each other first, then parents came in to look at the student work and share in snacks. It was nice to spend a bit of time with the families at the end of this project.
This student chose to research famous chemists. He originally had wanted to research chemistry (such a big topic!) but decided to focus on researchers instead since he hopes to be one someday.
This student originally wanted to research the history of Shopkins which proved to be difficult. She changed her research to look at the toy and the different Shopkins you can buy.
This student's project was on jellyfish. He was really interested in their structure. This was the only slide he created but he had a lot of extra knowledge that he gave during the presentation!
I also had two fifth graders in my club and they made WONDERFUL Powerpoints. You can check them out here: