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Group Project - Group Paper and Video Guidelines 2014

UBMS Group Project

Video and Paper Guidelines, Objectives, and Checklists

Ground Rules & Task Assignment

  • · What “rules” does your group choose to establish in order to work together this summer?
  • · Which group member will perform what tasks throughout the summer for the video? What tasks will be shared?
  • · Which group member will perform what tasks throughout the summer for the paper? What tasks will be shared?

Video Script Development

  • · What is the timeline of your design development? What does your group want to include in the video?  (Examples: task allocation, field experiences, idea generation, choice of problem, design development [including pitfalls], final prototype explanation, future fine-tuning) 

Paper and Video Guidelines 

Introduction

  • · What is the problem?
    · How did you learn about this problem?
  • · What is your group’s solution to the problem?
  • · What solutions have others developed for this problem (or ones like it) and how does yours build upon that? How is yours different?
  • · Why is your solution creative, important, and unique to solving this particular problem?

Materials and Methods

  • · Prototype development, including the conversations, ideas, and physical materials used to create the prototype (model), and what materials and methods would be needed to create a working (life-size) version of your model.

Results

  • · Develop a “looks like” or “works like” prototype.
  • · Explain clearly how your prototype works to solve the problem your group chose to solve and why solving this problem in this way is unique and important.

Discussion

  • · Usefulness of your prototype is discussed again, and why your invention matters: (Example: include social, environmental, or medical impacts of your design and your design’s importance to the scientific community within this field/discipline.)
  • · What issues or roadblocks were there in the creation/design of your prototype? (‘Why did your prototype turn out the way it did? What would you do differently next time?’)
  • · Discuss further experiments needed to test your prototype or future adjustments that might make your product more sensitive, high functioning, etc…

 

Paper and Video Objectives 

VIDEO: To create a 8+2-minute video to show the process of your group’s invention development to solve a particular problem, from idea inception to final product creation

PAPER: To collaboratively write a 2-3 (can be longer if needed) page group paper describing the process of each group’s invention development to solve a particular problem, from idea inception to final product creation

 

Video Checklist

Title and contributors

Introduction/field experiences

Deciding upon a problem

Thought process

Idea development

Materials and methods

Design development

Innovation solution model presentation

Discussion and conclusion

Group Paper Checklist

I. General

___ Video/Paper completed on time

___ All sections of video/paper present

___ Title gives viewer direct indication of design created

___ Group Members’ name(s) present

___ Name of UBMS Program, University of Maine, present

___ Name of Group Facilitator present

___ Authors’ biographical information present and spelled correctly

Please indicate contributors’ initials for this section _______

II. Introduction

___ Section is present

___ Spelling is correct

___ Grammar is correct

___ Problem (and science surrounding problem) clearly stated/depicted

___ STEM-based solution to problem clearly stated/depicted

___ Objectives clearly stated/depicted

___ Importance and uniqueness of solution to problem is presented

Please indicate contributors’ initials for this section _______

IV. Materials and Methods

___ Section is present

___ Spelling is correct

___ Grammar is correct

___ Development of your prototype showed/explained clearly

___ Your “plan, do, study, act” process clearly stated/depicted so viewer can follow your process

___ Purpose of each essential instrument, measurement, piece of invention, etc… explained

Please indicate contributors’ initials for this section _______

V. Results

___ Section is present

___ Spelling is correct

___ Grammar is correct

___ Visual representation of final prototype included

___ Description of prototype included: How does it work?, What is the science behind it? and Why is it important?

Please indicate contributors’ initials for this section _______

VI. Discussion

___ Section is present

___ Spelling is correct

___ Grammar is correct

___ Discuss/depict usefulness of your prototype, and why your invention matters: (These could include: social, environmental or medical impacts of your design and should include your design’s importance to the scientific community of this field/discipline.)

___ Compare results to previous developments in the field: ‘What was their problem and solution? How did you build on their ideas to create your prototype? Why? How was your project different and why is that difference important?’

___ Discuss/depict any issues or roadblocks in the creation/design of your prototype: ‘Why did your prototype turn out the way it did? What would you do differently next time?’

___ Discuss/depict further experiments needed to test your prototype or future adjustments that might make your product more sensitive, high-functioning, useful, etc…

Please indicate contributors’ initials for this section _______

VII. References

___ Section is present

___ Spelling is correct

___ Grammar is correct

___ Complete, correct citation for all sources

Please indicate contributors’ initials for this section _______


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