At the Question of the Week Center, students may use any library resource (book, eBook, World Book Online, or the Spring Ridge Digital Library) to answer one of the 16 Questions of the Week (changed monthly).
Remember to evaluate any websites you use to make sure they are true, and cite your resource to show where you found your answer.
How to Cite Your Resource
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At the Bird Watching and Research Center, students observe the birds on the Cornell Bird Feeder Cam in Ithaca, New York. Students identify the birds and use the library resources to complete their Research Notebook.
1. Choose a research topic and get it approved by Mrs. J.
2. Next, choose the right Research Notebook packet for your topic.
3. Use any print or digital resource to answer your questions. Some resources might include books, eBooks, World Book Online, the Spring Ridge Digital Library, or search engines like Sweet Search. Remember to evaluate each website you use to make sure the information is true.
4. Finally, cite all of your resources in a bibliography at the end of your Research Notebook.
Research Topic Choices
Symbols of the U.S. Government - Click this link for choices and resources on Ben's Guide
Animals - Choose Your Own (with approval from Mrs. J)
"The One and Only Ivan" Research -
Gorillas, Elephants, or Zoos
Explore Egypt - The Giza Necropolis OR The Nile River OR The Valley of the Kings OR The Egyptian Museum OR The Abu Simbel Temples
Explore France - The Louvre Museum OR The Eiffel Tower OR the Tour de France race OR The Palace of Versailles OR The Champs-Elysees
Choose Your Own Topic (with approval from Mrs. J)
Independent Research Notebook on Google Drive (Wilson SD students only)