Hey everyone Luis has created a wonderful plan for a Inquiry Project
Luis’ Steps to Completing an Inquiry Project
Week 1 to 3 we do lessons with the class
Week 4 – Decide on a topic that relates to what you have been learning about. Then choose a BIG QUESTION. Once you have a big question, come up with some smaller questions that relate to the big one – up to 5/6. Check the rubric for the unit and aim for the mark that you desire.
Week 5 – Start researching some of the questions. Use websites, books, Encarta, etc. When you find relevant information, start to paraphrase the information and remember to make a note of the website and the date you found it. You can put this in your ‘favourites’ too. This will help you to build a bibliography.
Week 6 – Continue researching. When you gather enough information begin to ‘answer’ your smaller questions. Remember to start putting your good websites into a Bibliography. Re check the rubric to ensure that you are on track.
Week 7 – Start thinking about an experiment that matches / demonstrates your project while still researching the topics and answering the questions you have asked. Begin your good copy of the project. Think creatively about the presentation – you could use Prezi, PowerPoint, a Movie, a Poster, a book, a game show, a website or any other way to present your learning! Think outside the square !!
Week 8 – Finish good copy and prepare the experiment and your oral presentation. You may like to use cue cards to help you stay on track during your presentation. Run through your rubric and give yourself a ‘self-assessment mark’ and comment. Role play your presentation.
Week 9 – Time to present your project and your experiment to the group – Good Luck!