Exploration: Explore Gooru / Career to discover your question’s answer and propose a plan to recognize or solve an issue.
To explore your answer, plan your path to learn. Consider a question, hypothesize an answer, and search a solution. This will take most of the time for your project --- finding valid answers.
Include at least four resources in your search for your answer, five preferable. Be sure your sources are valid and reliable and provide a balanced view of your topic.
Share your Aha's and Wows with the class:
S6 Wows S7 Wows S8 Wows
All your best work demonstrating the skills you practice and learn should become part of your portfolio.
RICO Thoughts: Refine, Invent, Connect, Own
Refine Main Ideas/Details/Summaries
As you search your answer and verify your hypothesis, refine your answer with evidence and connections.
Issues, Conclusions, Solutions
Invent ideas that belong to you. Suggest an solution or recognize an issue. Connect your research and your answers to an issue that others will be interested in, especially in your own community or family. These are the ideas that you contemplate as you consider your research.
Analyze and Report
Own the information: be committed to a thorough investigation of an issue or topic; document your journey and evaluate your process and product. Do something of which you can be proud.
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How to plan your search:
Be sure to check out your requirements for evaluation.
Plan your search:
KWHW sheet -- add to your sheet and plan:
What is your main question?
What is your hypothesis? What do you think you will discover?
Keep your log:
Maintain a log to document your journey and show your commitment. Create a form to complete a record of your learning for your portfolio and to share with your teachers.
Think in terms of What Else:
Title your form: S_ Fair Log Code
Put your Science Fair Progress sheet in your Project folder. This will share this with your teacher.
For each section of your text,
Bottom section: Summary and Possible Issues on each page
Use reading strategies --reading strategies (use your readers notebook).
Review and Summarize
Share with Peers
Sometimes you begin to get a mental block on what to research or analyze. To help you with your thinking, share one idea about your topic with peers. Perhaps you have a question, perhaps you want to know their opinion or knowledge, perhaps you just need help clarifying your understanding.
Use the AEIOU Think Sheet to document your sharing.
Use the PPP Share document for a group share review through a "Write Around" activity in Google Docs.
Use your reading skills and note when and how you use them:
Develop your conclusions.
Defining your issue: Issue Think Sheet
Use the Target Sheet to summarize your facts, make conclusions, and develop a response to the issue of your question(s).
Choose your audience.
Persuade them to consider your solution or to recognize your issue.
Consider all your research. Contemplate the issues and suggest a solution or at least a recognition of the issue. Persuade an audience in a letter to acknowledge your solution or to recognize the issue you present. To whom will you write?
Use your writing strategies.
At this point, you will have considered a problem and hypothesis, contemplated the research to draw conclusions and generalize the issues, created a solution, communicated the solution to an audience, and curated your journey in a log and in your portfolio.