Nothing is as Real World as Competition<br />“School librarians’ roles with students and teachers in science fair competit...
Students tend to not ask librarians <br />for help.  Don’t make this mistake! <br />
Why read this?<br />Purpose of Presentation<br />Doing a research project can be a challenge.  You will need assistance fr...
Competition<br />Motivation<br />Excellence<br />Creativity<br />Recognition<br />LOCAL         REGIONAL           STATE  ...
Get Involved<br />
Achievement<br />
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) & School Library Standards for the 21st Century Learner (AASL)<br />...
Scientific MethodFrancesco Redi, 1626-1697<br />Formulate a scientific question<br />Make observations<br />Research the q...
Student ↔ STEM Educator ↔ School LibrarianTwo Stages of ResearchThis is stage #1.<br />Preparation Stage<br />Literature C...
Student ↔ STEM Educator ↔ School LibrarianTwo Stages of ResearchThis is stage #2.<br />Experimental Stage<br />Data Contex...
Guided Inquiry-Research Process Model<br />K – What do I Know?		Literature review, research area, topic, context<br /> <br...
One Page Research Proposal(Include these subheadings in your initial proposal.)<br />Name, Grade, Today’s Date<br />Resear...
Tips for Best Results<br />Ask your school librarian for assistance by partnering with you and your teachers. <br />Select...
References<br />Academic Success: How library services make a difference. ACRL Thirteenth National Conference. Pg 141 - 15...
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Presentation is written for a student, STEM teachers, and school librarian audience. Provides guided inquiry-research process outline; and uses the scientific method model to outline action steps. Tips for best projects are based on quality needed to become a Broadcom MASTERS winner.

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  1. 1. Nothing is as Real World as Competition<br />“School librarians’ roles with students and teachers in science fair competition”<br />Mirah J. Dow, BSE, MLS, PhD<br />Associate Professor<br />School of Library and Information Management<br />Emporia State University<br />Emporia, KS USA<br />mdow@emporia.edu<br />
  2. 2. Students tend to not ask librarians <br />for help. Don’t make this mistake! <br />
  3. 3. Why read this?<br />Purpose of Presentation<br />Doing a research project can be a challenge. You will need assistance from your school librarian (who has expertise in information seeking and technology use), science and math teachers, parents, and/or perhaps someone in your community who has specialized expertise. Each slide will help you to focus and help you to see what to do.<br />
  4. 4. Competition<br />Motivation<br />Excellence<br />Creativity<br />Recognition<br />LOCAL REGIONAL STATE NATIONAL <br />MATH, APPLIED SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING<br />
  5. 5. Get Involved<br />
  6. 6. Achievement<br />
  7. 7. Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) & School Library Standards for the 21st Century Learner (AASL)<br />Your school librarian, science and math teachers can enable you to:<br />inquire, think critically and again knowledge;<br />draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations and create new knowledge;<br />share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society; and<br />pursue personal and aesthetic growth.<br />Standards for the 21st Century Learner<br />http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_LearningStandards.pdf<br />STEM Education Coalition<br />http://www.stemedcoalition.org/<br />
  8. 8. Scientific MethodFrancesco Redi, 1626-1697<br />Formulate a scientific question<br />Make observations<br />Research the question<br />Form a hypothesis<br />Design a study<br />Conduct an experiment<br />Analyze data<br />Draw conclusions<br />Communication results<br />
  9. 9. Student ↔ STEM Educator ↔ School LibrarianTwo Stages of ResearchThis is stage #1.<br />Preparation Stage<br />Literature Context <br />Research<br />-> Topic -> Observation -> Question(s) -> Hypothesis -><br />
  10. 10. Student ↔ STEM Educator ↔ School LibrarianTwo Stages of ResearchThis is stage #2.<br />Experimental Stage<br />Data Context <br />Research<br />-> Design -> Conduct ->Analysis ->Conclusions -> Communication<br />
  11. 11. Guided Inquiry-Research Process Model<br />K – What do I Know? Literature review, research area, topic, context<br /> <br /> W – What do I Want to know? Research Questions<br />  <br /> F – How do I Find out? Method: What is the design of my study?<br />Who will I question? <br />What method will I use for data collection?<br /> <br /> L- What did I Learn? Results: data and data analysis<br /> <br /> U – How do I Use what I learned? Conclusions: Answer your research questions – What’s new? How does it apply to what is already known?<br /> <br /> N – What will I do Next time? Conclusions<br /> How can my study inform next research steps?<br /> <br />Guided Inquiry model from <br />Kuhlthau, C., Maniotes, L. K., and Caspari, A. K. (2007). Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st century. Libraries Unlimited.<br /> <br />Representation of the Research Process model from<br />Blaxter, L., Hughes, C., and Tight, M. (2006). How to research. Open University Press, pp. 8-9.<br />
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  13. 13. One Page Research Proposal(Include these subheadings in your initial proposal.)<br />Name, Grade, Today’s Date<br />Research Category <br />Title<br />Problem<br />Research Question<br />Permission Request Plans<br />Materials Needed<br />Procedure<br />Proposed Timeline<br />
  14. 14. Tips for Best Results<br />Ask your school librarian for assistance by partnering with you and your teachers. <br />Select a topic that matters and will address current needs of people in today’s society. Read and study about the topic so you really know it well.<br />Ask your school librarian and science teacher to hold an informational meeting. Invite the adults who will assist you.<br />Keep everything in your paper and/or electronic notebook; make good use of the electronic space (such as MyBackpack) provided at school. Complete assignments on time.<br />Give yourself plenty of time to collect significant data.<br />Learn the steps in the scientific process; know how this process can be applied to solving problems in everyday life.<br />Create a clear, concise poster; fully explain data and conclusions; compare your findings to findings in prior studies.<br />Write an excellent research paper. Use the required writing style, format and outline for contents. <br />Present your study to many different audiences; speak with confidence and conviction. Have fun.<br />
  15. 15. References<br />Academic Success: How library services make a difference. ACRL Thirteenth National Conference. Pg 141 - 157.<br />http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/baltimore/papers/141.pdf<br />American Association of School Librarians (2007). Standards for the 21st Century Learner.<br />http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards.cfm<br />Blaxter, L., Hughes, C., and Tight, M. (2006). How to research. Open University Press, pp. 8-9.<br />Common Core State Standards Initiative<br />http://www.corestandards.org/<br />Dow, M. J. (2011). Broadcom MASTERS: School Librarians’ Roles in Middle School Science Fair Competition, School Library Monthly, to be published in November issue.<br />Kansas Science and Engineering Fair<br />http://kssciencefair.org/<br />Kansas Science and Technology Fair, State Standards<br />http://kssciencefair.org/resources/state-standards<br />Kuhlthau, C., Maniotes, L. K., and Caspari, A. K. (2007). Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st century. Libraries Unlimited.<br />Learning Skills for Information, Communication, and Media Literacy <br />http://kssciencefair.org/content/upload/files/ictmap_science.pdf<br />STEM Education Coalition<br />http://www.stemedcoalition.org/<br />Society for Science and the Public, Broadcom MASTERS Competition<br />http://www.societyforscience.org/MASTERS<br />What Students Don't Know. Inside Higher Ed. August 22, 2011:<br />http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/22/erial_study_of_student_research_habits_at_illinois_university_libraries_reveals_alarmingly_poor_information_literacy_and_skills<br />

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