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Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts instructional activity. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the basis of research papers and/or imaginary stories about the insect they collect on the school yard or at home.
Students engage in cooperative research projects in order to study about the properties of the three basic rock types and the processes that form them. They plan and develop their products.with the resources for conducting their research, explore project options, learn roles & responsibilities.
Fourth graders determine the Great Salt Lake is a unique, thriving, and diverse ecosystem. They engage in an actual or a virtual field trip. They record field trip, whether actual or virtual, in science lab book or journal and present research projects in the form of a travel brochure.
Students describe the symptoms and suspected causes of Alzheimer's disease or cancer. They describe current research projects seeking to learn more about or find treatments for either Alzheimer's disease or cancer. Students compare the research history of Alzheimer's disease with that of cancer.
As a prequel to a research assignment, class members explore writing citations in the modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formats. In pairs, or individually, researchers use books and magazines to create citations on index cards. The cards are then used in a game reinforcing proper citation format.
Seventh graders work on a cross curricular project in both geography and writing classes. Students conduct research on Latin America using both non print and print sources and follow the MLA form of research. Students turn in source and note cards as well as a final paper and receive a grade in both their writing class and geography class.
Encourage your high school freshmen to plan ahead. Rather than a typical research paper, viewers are shown how to craft a career search paper. Models of the introductory and body paragraphs are provided. Alas, the presentation is incomplete and ends with the second body paragraph.