Writing Assignment Description
Fifth grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York created this scientific report as part of a three-month learning expedition on water quality and the risks of pollution.
They read scientific papers and learned how to write in that format. The report included an abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussion.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Shows a powerful means of engaging fifth graders in a scientific study with authentic research
- Highlights an example of fifth graders writing in an adult-format with a specialized, scientific voice
- Excellent example of an academic abstract written by grade school students
Common Core State Standards
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