Grade 8 Challenges

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Grade 8 Challenges

Stress Management

Subject Area(s): ELA, Fine Arts, Health & Life Skills, Mathematics, Sciences
Occupational Area(s): Management & Marketing, Networking, Communication Technology, Community Care Services, Health Care Services, Human & Social Services, Recreation Leadership,
Essential Question: How can students support each other to manage their stress in a healthy way?

Physical Activity Student Leaders

Subject Area(s): ELA, Fine Arts, Health & Life Skills, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies
Occupational Area(s): Communication Technology, Recreation Leadership, Tourism, Electro-Technologies
Essential Question: How can students encourage each other to reach physical activity recommendations using technology?

Local Food

Subject Area(s): ELA, Fine Arts, Health & Life Skills, Mathematics, Social Studies
Occupational Area(s): Enterprise & Innovation, Management and Marketing, Communication Technology
Essential Question: Why is supporting local food important?

Healthy Sporting Events

Subject Area(s): ELA, Fine Arts, Health & Life Skills, Mathematics, Physical Education
Occupational Area(s): Management and Marketing, Communication Technology, Foods, Recreation Leadership, Tourism
Essential Question: Should school sporting events have healthy foods available for athletes and spectators?

Extreme Makeover Recipe Edition

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Mathematics, Health and Life Skills
Occupational Area(s): Foods, Health Care Services
Essential Question: Which recipe will be selected for the Café Wolves?

Students will select and modify a recipe to present to the school cafeteria staff. They will test their recipe and evaluate their product using the criteria—delicious and nutritious. They will give a “sales pitch” to the class and the school cafeteria staff. Finally, they will evaluate the whole process using a rubric.

In Water We Trust

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Science
Occupational Area(s): Information Processing, Communication Technology, Environmental Stewardship
Essential Question: How can we improve the state of the Red Deer watershed?

Junior Inventors

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Science
Occupational Area(s): Computing Science, Communication Technology, Health Care Services, Environmental Stewardship, Electro-Technologies
Essential Question: What inventor/invention had the most significant impact on our world?

Packing Up For Literacy: Literacy Mentors

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Mathematics
Occupational Area(s): Enterprise & Innovation, Human & Social Services
Essential Question: How can we help students enjoy and improve their literacy through the creation and sharing of Literacy Backpacks?

Refraction of Light Through Spear-Fishing (“Shooting Nemo”)

Subject Area(s): Outdoor Education, Science
Occupational Area(s): Communication Technology, Wildlife, Construction
Essential Question: How can you prepare people, for say a survival situation, to successfully bow or spear fish?

Lights Out

Subject Area(s): Health and Life Skills, Sciences
Occupational Area(s): Design Studies, Construction
Essential Question: Can you create a tool that uses the sun as an energy source in order to meet your basic needs in a time of crisis?

Students will design, construct and present a tool that uses the sun as an energy source and that would help them survive in the event of a power outage that lasts for an extended period of time. In the future, this tool might be usable in other sectors, such as by camping suppliers.