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Instructional slide slow to help all students conduct research for social sciences fair.

Instructional slide slow to help all students conduct research for social sciences fair.

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  • 1. Social Sciences Fair Mrs. Banks
  • 2. Select your topicthenCome up with 3 GOOD research questions.A question like “Do you like”, “do you know”, “Does it hurt” are NOT research questions.Ask for help with these questions.Reminders
  • 3.  You need at least one book for research. Write down the following information for every book you use:Title, Author, Year of publication and publisher. Ask for help to find this information.Resources
  • 4.  Go to the Destiny homepage, click on the catalog tab and type your keyword in the search bar. Make sure Book is selected under Material type. Click on the keyword icon. Scroll through results. For more information about a title, click on the title. Write down the call number and title.Look for a book
  • 5.  You also need at least one internet resource. For all internet resources, go to the Destiny homepage.Examples: Galileo (Britannica Elementary) How stuff works Factmonster NetTrekker – see next slide.Resources
  • 6.  Login using following information:Username: hami123Password: studentGo to following folder: BanksSelect your topic.If your topic is not listed, search NetTrekker. (ask for help if needed)NetTrekker
  • 7.  Remember, do not write down whole sentences. Read to locate relevant information. Read through a paragraph before taking notes. Write down keywords, fact fragments, snippets of information. (Think of your questions when collecting information)Note taking
  • 8.  This takes up a whole page, but it is very important. Make sure you write down every source you use. In NetTrekker, write down the URL (I will show you). Britannica Elementary helps you by citing in the correct format; scroll to bottom of page (article) or click on tab (pictures).Citing your sources
  • 9.  You can save articles in your own workspace. You have to log in with your username and password to use this. Create your workspace, and a project name. Save articles and pictures so you can get to them afterwards. Ask for help if you need it!Britannica Elementary