The Essentials of Research
Over the course of the past two weeks our middle schoolers have been working very hard to learn the following critical research skills;
- Using the right keywords in a Google search to get the best results
- How to effectively take notes
- How to use in-text citation
- How to create a bibliography
Students were asked to practice these skills in the form of a small assignment on the history of the microwave. Some groups came back for a second session and practiced these skills with a series of exercises, and other groups made video tutorials to share with other middle schoolers.
Students are getting a strong grasp of these concepts that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.