Lesson 9 – Investigation Questions I’m  Wilf . I will tell you “ w hat  I ’ m  l ooking  f or” in this unit. This means I ...
Choosing Investigation Questions <ul><li>Walt says: “In this lesson we will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The difference be...
Projects <ul><li>Projects are very general.  </li></ul><ul><li>You pick a topic and gather  as much information as you can...
Investigations <ul><li>Investigations are more focused than projects.  </li></ul><ul><li>You pick a general topic (like yo...
Is this the basis of a project or investigation? <ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in America </li></ul><...
Is this the basis of a project or investigation? <ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><li>Born January 15 1929 </li></...
Activity 21: Investigation Topics <ul><li>What factors contribute to the flooding in Bangladesh?  </li></ul><ul><li>Why is...
Finding a Focus <ul><li>You now have an investigation topic, BUT some people will know more than others </li></ul><ul><li>...
Focused Investigation Questions <ul><li>Breaking your Investigation into smaller questions should help you focus on findin...
<ul><li>As well as being used to interpret what you read, the ‘W & H’ questions can be used to  decide what to look for: <...
Sample Investigation Questions <ul><li>You might be able to find a  basic answer  to your main question straight away, but...
Activity 22 <ul><li>Look at your Investigation Title question </li></ul><ul><li>Think about questions that will help you w...
Summary <ul><li>Remember…  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects gather lots of information on a general topic, e.g. ‘Salvador Da...
Activity 23 – Research! <ul><li>Use all of the techniques you have looked at so far to find information: </li></ul><ul><li...
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Lesson 9 Investigation Questions

  1. 1. Lesson 9 – Investigation Questions I’m Wilf . I will tell you “ w hat I ’ m l ooking f or” in this unit. This means I want to know if you can do what I am looking for by the end! I’m Walt . I will tell you what we will be learning, after all: w e a re l earning t o…work well in Meldrum Academy!
  2. 2. Choosing Investigation Questions <ul><li>Walt says: “In this lesson we will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The difference between a ‘project’ and an investigation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to organise my investigation into smaller and more focused questions.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wilf says: “By the end of this lesson you should be able to say: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can explain the difference between a project and an investigation (related to my own topic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have chosen my main investigation topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can choose focused questions within my topic.’” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Projects <ul><li>Projects are very general. </li></ul><ul><li>You pick a topic and gather as much information as you can on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Your report includes lots of little bits of information on lots of areas of the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>The more ‘stuff’ you get in the report, the better the mark you get. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Investigations <ul><li>Investigations are more focused than projects. </li></ul><ul><li>You pick a general topic (like you do in a project) but choose a specific question you would like answered about that topic. </li></ul><ul><li>By doing this you will research less ‘stuff’ but in better detail , so your report will be of better quality . </li></ul><ul><li>Your report is good if it answers your main question in detail. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this, you will also need ‘little’ questions to find the detail. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is this the basis of a project or investigation? <ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in America </li></ul><ul><li>Born January 15 1929 </li></ul><ul><li>Died April 4 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Was accelerated through school and had a couple of degrees </li></ul><ul><li>1964 Nobel Peace Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in Atlanta </li></ul><ul><li>Married Coretta Scott in 1953 </li></ul><ul><li>Had four children </li></ul><ul><li>Was a minister from age 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the civil rights movement </li></ul><ul><li>Involved with the Montgomery Bus Boycott & Rosa Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Gave the “I have a dream speech” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Is this the basis of a project or investigation? <ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul><ul><li>Born January 15 1929 </li></ul><ul><li>Died April 4 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>1964 Nobel Peace Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the civil rights movement </li></ul><ul><li>Involved with the Montgomery Bus Boycott & Rosa Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Gave the “I have a dream speech” </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced the Black Consciousness Movement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activity 21: Investigation Topics <ul><li>What factors contribute to the flooding in Bangladesh? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is French the official language of Quebec? </li></ul><ul><li>Which invention is Scottish engineer John Logie Baird most well known for, and how has it affected modern life? </li></ul><ul><li>How important was Charles Rennie Mackintosh to modern art and architecture in Scotland? </li></ul><ul><li>Should we continue to use nuclear power, or do we have a responsibility to find ‘greener’ alternatives? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent do diet and exercise contribute to a healthy lifestyle? </li></ul><ul><li>How have the works of Shakespeare influenced modern film? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need to work safely and smartly when using the internet? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the sound produced in a musical instrument? </li></ul><ul><li>Compare New Year celebrations in 3 different cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a topic and write it onto your “What I know / what I want to know” sheet. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Finding a Focus <ul><li>You now have an investigation topic, BUT some people will know more than others </li></ul><ul><li>What is it about your topic that you really need to find out to be able to answer your question in detail? </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in your “What I know / What I would like to know” sheet with facts and questions. </li></ul>What do I want to know? What do I know?
  9. 9. Focused Investigation Questions <ul><li>Breaking your Investigation into smaller questions should help you focus on finding the information you need to deal with your topic properly. </li></ul><ul><li>Different questions do different ‘jobs’. </li></ul><ul><li>Some questions lead you to find ‘facts’ on your topic, and others help you add detail and meaning to these facts to make your report more interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of questions can you ask about a topic? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>As well as being used to interpret what you read, the ‘W & H’ questions can be used to decide what to look for: </li></ul><ul><li>Who? People involved in the topic </li></ul><ul><li>What? Facts about an event, object, achievement, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Where? Locations </li></ul><ul><li>When? Timescale </li></ul><ul><li>Why? Reasons behind actions, events, opinions, etc </li></ul><ul><li>How? Processes, procedures, </li></ul><ul><li>You might not need each type of question, and you might have more than one of each kind. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sample Investigation Questions <ul><li>You might be able to find a basic answer to your main question straight away, but you will also need more information to write this up in detail and explain it properly and give reasons for your stance. </li></ul><ul><li>Who? Who is in charge of Quebec’s government? </li></ul><ul><li>What? What was new about the pneumatic tyre? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? Where are the worst floods in Bangladesh? </li></ul><ul><li>When? When is ‘New Year’ celebrated in…China? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? Why should we exercise? </li></ul><ul><li>How? How can a bad diet affect our health? </li></ul><ul><li>You might not find a question for your category in each section, and you may have more than one of a particular type. Remember and ask for help if you are stuck. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Activity 22 <ul><li>Look at your Investigation Title question </li></ul><ul><li>Think about questions that will help you write about it in detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Write these on your ‘Focused Investigation Questions’ sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>These will be the basis of your research. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary <ul><li>Remember… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects gather lots of information on a general topic, e.g. ‘Salvador Dali’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigations focus on a particular area of that topic, e.g. ‘Why is Salvador Dali so famous?’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigations allow you to collect lots of information on a ‘smaller’ topic so that you can produce a good quality detailed report. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Activity 23 – Research! <ul><li>Use all of the techniques you have looked at so far to find information: </li></ul><ul><li>Use DEWEY, Index Page, Contents Page </li></ul><ul><li>Use KEY WORDS in a Search Engine and read the ‘blurb’ first </li></ul><ul><li>Skim & Scan for relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes that answer your questions in tables, timelines, bullet-points, or mind-maps </li></ul><ul><li>You won’t have much time, so don’t waste it! </li></ul>
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