The big 6

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The big 6

  1. 1. The Big 6<br />Making research easy<br />
  2. 2. The Task<br />Your teacher has assigned you a research project to find about a famous scientist of your choice. <br />
  3. 3. The Task <br />You need to research your scientist using the materials available through the teacher website and school library including:<br /> books<br />databases <br />school approved search sites<br />
  4. 4. The Task<br />After gathering your information you can choose from the following final projects:<br />Write a feature article about the person<br />Write a script for a biographical movie about your chosen scientist<br />Create a life size poster of your scientist, being sure to include accessories that give information about their accomplishments. Write an informational paragraph (or more) detailing their life. <br />(see your project information sheet for more information about the finished products)<br />
  5. 5. Today…<br />We will plan out how we are going to complete the research part of this project. Complete your research guide as we go through this PowerPoint. <br />Research guide <br />
  6. 6. Step 1: Task Definition<br />A. Define the information problem<br />B. Identify the information needed to complete the task<br />
  7. 7. Step 2: Information Seeking Strategies<br />A. Determine the range of possible resources<br />B. Select the best resources <br />
  8. 8. Step 3: Location and Access<br />A. Locate Sources<br />B. Find information within sources<br />
  9. 9. Step4: Use of Information<br />A. Read (hear, watch) the information in the source<br />B. Find the needed information in the source<br />
  10. 10. Step 5: Synthesis<br />A. Organize Information from different sources<br />B. Present the information<br />
  11. 11. Step 6: Evaluation<br />A. Judge the product<br />B. Judge the information finding process<br />
  12. 12. Happy Searching!<br />Be sure to use your research guide as you complete your research for this project! <br />If you have any questions ask your teacher or librarian.<br />

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