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What is research?

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?
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What are sources?
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What is a primary source?

What are some examples of primary (first-hand) sources?
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What is a secondary (second-hand) source?

What are some examples of secondary sources?
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