which is a totally awesome assignment, but it was assigned today and is due tomorrow. How long do you think it would take? Dd1 could probably spend a week on it. I think most kids could, really.
How long would it take your middle schooler to do the above assignment—a paper, plus making at least one model?
5th grader here. having to do this project overnight would really throw dd in a loop and stress her out totally. she just cant do poor quality research due to lack of time. it just does not work for her.
does the paper have to be handwritten or typed? i would say one day to do the research. another day to write the report. a third day to make the model.
i mean seriously did you have all the ingredients for the model? did she have to build a functioning model or just any with paper or other cylindrical objects. i dont see what's the point of making a model if it isnt a working prototype. to me that sounds like busy work.
historically is this normal - this amount of work for 6th graders? did the 7th graders have similar kind of do in house, homework. that may give you a heads up of what's normal hw in that school.