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Animal Habitat Research - EasyBib note-taking The 5th grade students will research animal habitats using books and the school’s online encyclopedias. Students will first pick an animal from a cart of pre-selected animal books. They can then use the catalog and reference databases to find additional resources, which they will add to EasyBib and then take notes on what they find about their animal’s habitat. Students must use a checklist to make sure they report on all aspects of a habitat. 10 weeks 1 day ago
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BetsyDElizabethRS
Animal Research Following a class study of the characteristics of animals students will select on animal of their choice to research. Essential questions: What characteristics do you already know about your animal? How can you find information about the animal you have selected? How is this animal the same or different from ones that the entire class studied? How can you share your information with others? 2 years 10 weeks ago
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ostrandera
Animal Research Project The lesson is designed to teach students how to use the BIG6 graphic organizer so they will have a systematic way to approach research papers. The students will then have to look-up a book on the subject and retrieve the book form the shelf to show they can use the library online catalog system. A review on accessing databases from the school lab and home will be done. Student will choose topic. 2 years 17 weeks ago
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MWPopovich
Animal Research Project The concept this lesson is designed to teach is research skills. The Common Core State Standards emphasizes students engaging in short focused research. According to the Common Core State Standards, students in grades 3-5 need to participate in research and writing projects throughout the school year. The essential question students will explore is 'What is the Big 6 Research Model and what are the steps involved in the research process?' 1 year 4 weeks ago
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lascione
Asking research questions What makes a good research question? We will be exploring the difference between fact-based questions or "closed" questions and questions that require making inferences and synthesizing information or "open" questions. We will discuss why open questions make better research questions. 3 years 3 weeks ago
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ddorzweiler
Ban That Book! In this project students conduct a historical survey of book banning in the U.S. They research why specific books have been banned and draw their own conclusions in defending or opposing the banning of specific books. The essential questions they address are: Which books have been banned in the U.S.? Why have they been banned? Do I support or oppose book banning, and why? 2 years 16 weeks ago
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vharada
Building a Greener Community Students delve into different areas of community life and the importance of using existing resources in effective and efficient ways. They also consider alternatives to creating greener environments that may be innovative approaches. In their investigations, they address the following essential questions: What does greening a community involve? How green is our community at this time? How can we build a greener community? 2 years 17 weeks ago
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vharada
Burr Airlines Flight to Asia: building inquiry skills This lesson is designed to call upon student prior knowledge and build student knowledge of and interest in India, China and Japan in order to stimulate student wonder and inquiry. Students formulate research questions that are subordinate questions of the three essential questions dictated by the district social studies curriculum: How do Asian people interact with the land?; How do they interact with one another?; and How are they affected by their beliefs? 3 years 14 weeks ago
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dpersson
California’s Native American Tribes In this session, students will be introduced to the importance of effective note taking. Using print reference materials and web resources, students will answer the essential guiding question, "How did the native Californians live in the past?". These notes will then allow them create a compare/contrast chart for their final unit project, a compare/contrast poster on their specific tribe. 2 years 17 weeks ago
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dtschudy
Career Options: Which One Is Right For Me? In their career explorations, students assess the usefulness of a range of resources including print, online, and human sources. They retrieve information from different sources including interviews and workplace observations. Students address the following essential questions throughout the project: What career paths have I explored? Which career appeals most to me and why? How can I find out more about this particular career? How do I know if I am suited for this career? 2 years 16 weeks ago
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vharada