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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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All good scientists conduct background research before they experiment
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
Questions experiment

  • Think of questions that use these prompts:

  • Who

  • How

  • Why

  • What


Example
Example: experiment

  • 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. experimentHow 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
Once you have questions, find answers doing research: experiment

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
Citing Sources experiment

  • 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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