In this video, learn how to narrow a search about the solar system by forming a search strategy including which websites might provide reliable information and useful keywords.
Did you know that Wikipedia is a great place to start your research, “but a horrible place to end?” Wikipedia can be a good tool to use when you start your research. You can gather background information and keywords that will point you in the right direction. Watch this video to learn how to use Wikipedia to jump-start your research!
You may need to narrow your topic to solve your problem. Choosing a specific topic provides a clear focus to answer questions. Use this document to narrow your topic and focus on the specific problem you want to solve. Open to view the Google Doc. Log in to your Google account. From File, select Make a Copy and save a copy of this document to your Google Drive. Or, select File, choose Download and select Microsoft Word to get an editable version of this document.
Now that you have identified the question you want to answer, list what you know, and reflect on what need to know, it is time to plan your research. Complete your Research Planning Form with the information you have already collected and begin your research. Select Open to view the Google Doc. Log in to your Google account. From File, select Make a Copy and save a copy of this document to your Google Drive. Or, select File, choose Download and select Microsoft Word to get an editable version of this document.
Create presentations, how-to videos, or responses to questions using this screencast and video site. Easily record and share your findings.
Create your project and share it with your team using Google Slides. Embed videos, graphics, and links to help your audience interact and engage with your solutions.
Practice your design skills and create posters, social media posts, and presentations using Canva. Embed awesome designs in your project to add visual impact and share your information.
Working on a science project or working with some scientific data? Use some charts and graphs to analyze your scientific data and patterns. This site from Science Buddies has lots of tips to help you with your statistics.
The internet has become an indispensable tool for students. educators, and researchers. However, because of how easy it is to put up information online, it can be difficult to determine which sources are reliable from those that are not. Ask yourself these questions when you are judging an online source.