Click here to see the polls. I used polleverywhere to crowdsource answers and assess understanding. The 4-6th graders had fun using it and seeing their answer light up on the screen. Based on Threshold Concepts, I tried to build up their conceptual knowledge of basic research skills before embarking on a research project. Concepts: research, resesarch questions, sources, primary sources, secondary sources….next, authority! Here are some screenshots:
What questions do we need to think about to answer the big question WHAT IS RESEARCH?
What are some examples of research questions?
What are sources?
What is a primary source?
What are some examples of primary (first-hand) sources?
What is a secondary (second-hand) source?