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Students demonstrate their knowledge of rock formation processes in varied ways by sharing their cooperative research projects with the class. They generate well-framed questions in response to each presentation.
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.
Young scholars examine the Federal Reserve System. In this secondary economics lesson, students view a DVD titled In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve. Young scholars take notes and work in groups to review the information. Students individually select a home-learning research project related to the Federal Reserve.
Having a strong searching skill set can make a research project much easier and much for successful for pupils. Tackle finding evidence with the ideas included here. The ultimate goal is for class members to learn the stepping stones method, which will help them discover new information and probe more deeply into their research topic. The resource is quite detailed and includes articles and sources to print as well as a presentation and a graphic organizer.
Encourage effective online searching to aid your learners in their current and future research endeavors. Use the presentation and the detailed notes included here to demonstrate how to formulate a search query. Then, divide your class into small groups to change questions into more effective queries. After pupils have mastered this skill, move on to other related activities. The instructions are quite detailed and might take some time to sift through; however, class members will benefit from improved searching skills as they work on research projects. The video mentioned in the plan is not actually on slide four. It is linked on the first page of the activity.
Middle schoolers 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.
Students research the history of Pythagoras and the development of the Pythagorean Theorem. They write a research paper about Pythagoras. students use Microsoft Word to produce their paper.
Using discoveries and inventions as the focus, learners complete a research project. First, they come up with research questions. Then, they conduct research on the topic. Finally, they write a research paper.
Fourth graders are assigned an unique theme, symbol, or character in Great Expectations. They becomes the class expert on that facet of the novel while learning the basic skills needed to write a research paper.
Students write a thesis paper about the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson plan, students use books and the internet to take notes and research a Holocaust topic and write a research paper about it.
Seventh graders use research skills and visual aides to gain an understanding of how trade on the Silk Road affected the cultures of the people involved. By taking on the role of a Silk Road merchant, 7th graders investigate the trade of items through cities in Asia and Europe.
This is the third in a series of lessons scaffolding the research paper. It purports to teach researchers how to evaluate internet sites, but the lack of links, specific criteria, or site evaluation rubrics would require additional preparation on the part of the teacher or library specialist.
Students focus on narrowing topics in order to find an appropriate research topic for a research paper on meat. In this research skills lesson, students brainstorm about meat, using various topics/subtopics of meat. Students access an online search engine to search meat and peruse subdivisions. Students come up with two different research questions on health aspects and find an article that answers the question.
Students identify with a glimpse of history through the lens of resistance fighters. Some of these resistance fighters are thought of today as heroes; some have much more questionable legacies. The goal is for students to decide. They also begin the process of evaluating data during a research project.
Students hone research skills while using the World Wide Web, almanacs, Reader's Guide, and other reference books to research topics that center on their birth date and personal interests.
High schoolers write a research paper about their dream job. They organize their paper using research notes, and support their main idea with supporting details.
Students research notable figures from their generation and write a research paper illustrating the various figures' impact and influence on their generation in terms of language, leisure and politics.
Young scholars write a research paper about human space travel. In this space travel lesson, students watch a video and research issues related to space travel. They use their research to write a paper about whether human space travel should continue.
For this World War I worksheet, students follow the provided guidelines to conduct independent research and write research papers about aspects of the war.
Students conduct research into a historical era and write a research paper about that era and a fictional story that takes place during that time period.