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In these research skills worksheets, learners use the description of the research process to answer the questions about researching.
Students brainstorm ideas about a librarian and their responsiblities and abilities to assist them then they complete an assignment tracking form in class. They record and reflect on information seeking activity then discuss their fingins in class.
Tenth graders investigate how to conduct research without writing a research paper. In this research lesson, 10th graders work in groups to research one topic. Students break down their topic into smaller subjects and each member chooses a creative way to present their findings through an oral presentation or visual aids.
4th - 5th
In this research process worksheet, students complete the table, answer the questions using encyclopedias, and write a report about their research topic.
In this conducting research worksheet, students read 1 paragraph pertaining to the research process and then respond to 20 short answer questions.
9th - Higher Ed
Teaching learners how to evaluate a research source is an important part of the research process. The fresh idea here is that groups first develop a list of reasons why resources should be evaluated, transform these reasons into criteria, use the criteria to develop a rubric, and then test their rubric against two resources (one reliable, one not). Although designed for teacher candidates, the process outlined would work equally well for the secondary classroom.
Examine the research process and how to determine the credibility of sources. The class watches biographical and historical films before researching facts about the time period, events, and persona that are depicted in the films. This project culminates in a written and oral presentation.
In this language arts worksheet, 5th graders complete multiple choice questions about punctuation, parts of speech, research process and more. Students complete 25 questions.
6th - 8th
Students practice the various processes used in researching and writing a biographical research paper, including brainstorming, notetaking, outlining, creating a bibliography, and writing the final draft.
Twelfth graders integrate technology into the research process in order to advance skills. The research is done using the internet and other contemporary methods like the library. The research is then analyzed.
6th - 8th
Discuss how asking questions is a vital part of not only the research process, but the lifelong process of information literacy. Middle schoolers work in small groups and practice the skill of asking questions. Afterward, they complete an assigned worksheet.
5th - 9th
Young scholars research Native Americans. In this research instructional activity, students research Native Americans, improve their use of technology, and their ability to evaluate references.
Eighth graders use the Big6 research process to conduct research on key participants in the American Revolution including Patriots, Loyalists, and British Military figures. They read the novel Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood (or another alternative history novel). Students create American Revolution Trading Cards.
10th - 12th
Students describe the steps in the research process and identify the three requirements for a true experiment. They define independent and dependent variables. They discuss the Agriscience Student of the Year award and list the five categories of participation in the FFA Agriscience Fair.
In these research skills worksheets, students study and review the various images of research information sources. Students then decide which research source would be best to answer the questions about a research activity on the holidays.
Ninth graders perform research in this unique form of a lesson plan. They use this time as practice for creating a formal research presentation. Students choose a topic and narrow it down and brainstorm ways to present the information found.
Students discover how to keep all of their research work in a notebook. This instructional activity shows students how to stay organized during the research process, as well as providing students with a graphic organizer for their work.
In these research process and reference sources worksheets, students review the steps to research process. Students then answer 5 questions about research and reference sources.
3rd - 5th
Congratulations, your students have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with this project outline that includes all the specific requirements and a step-by-step description of the research process. A fun project to conclude a life science unit on ecosystems.
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as you walk the them through the research process. When discussing Internet resources, consider providing examples that demonstrate reliable and unreliable websites, as this can be a challenging concept for young researchers to understand.