Looking towards next year, I will definitely replicate this lesson but hope to get more input from their science teachers on how to better enrich what they learn for their standards, and get better coordinator with the teachers we are planning to visit. For example, I'd like the audience to give some feedback to their presenters. The 5th graders, for the most part, did a wonderful job with public speaking, considering they usually do this just in their own room to their peers. It would be great though for them to get constructive feedback on what they did right, and how they can improve. Also, it would be good to collect some data from the audience on what they learned from their presenters.
What was most awesome to see what how creative they were with their passion to share information with others, and how well received they were in classrooms around the school. I truly hope the experience will allow for more opportunities to bridge grade levels!