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Research Your Topic. All good scientists conduct background research before they experiment. STEPS: Review Your Question Identify key words and topics Develop questions to ask Research to find answers Cite your sources!. Questions. Think of questions that use these prompts: Who How

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Research Your Topic


All good scientists conduct background research before they experiment

STEPS:

  • Review Your Question

  • Identify key words and topics

  • Develop questions to ask

  • Research to find answers

  • Cite your sources!


Questions

  • Think of questions that use these prompts:

  • Who

  • How

  • Why

  • What


Example:

  • My question: Why are kids getting sick on pizza day

  • Key Words: Students, pizza, illness, food sickness

  • Who Question: who is responsible for deciding how pizza should be cooked? Who invented pizza? Who decided pizza could be served in school


4. How questions: How was pizza invented? How do schools decide what to serve

5. Why questions: Why do some foods make people sick? Why do some people have food allergies?

6. What questions: What are the main ingredients in pizza? What are the foods that most commonly make people sick?


Once you have questions, find answers doing research:

Research Sites:

-The library (use their research software)

-The internet

-Google Scholar

http://askatechteacher.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/20-great-research-websites-for-kids/

http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/science.htm

http://www.vineland.org/mennies/kids_favorites.htm

DO NOT USE: yahoo answers, wikipedia, google search


Citing Sources

  • There are many formal ways to cite your sources, for this project you may.

  • 1. Write Title and Author of any book or magazine article

  • 2. Write out URL for any website


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