W.4.7

Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

 
78 Lesson(s)
   

Fun With Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students examine several fossil samples as they analyze different ways these fossils formed using both real samples and an interactive web page.

 
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fossil
   

A Study of the 3 Branches of U.S. Government

4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

As part of their research projects on U.S. Presidents, students will examine the 3 branches of U.S. government.

 
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branches of government
   

What is a Biome?

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Biomes - Science Integration
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Biomes - Science Integration
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This is our introductory lesson for our biome research project. We are integrating science with reading.

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what is a biome book
   

Biographies: Note-Taking

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Story of My Life - Biographies
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Story of My Life - Biographies
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson teaches students how to take notes by giving them an outline of key ideas to look for and also a place to put thoughts and ideas down as they read.

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taking notes
   

U.S. Presidents Web Quest

4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
4th Grade ELA » Unit: U. S. Government
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn facts and trivia about U.S. Presidents

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president obama
   

Bubblegum Blast

4th Grade Science » Unit: Opening Science
4th Grade Science » Unit: Opening Science
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Gum is not allowed at school and this activity makes breaking this rule for one day so fun. Students will practice the steps of the scientific method by formulating which bubblegum will blow bigger bubbles. This lesson also focuses their attention on data

 
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bubblegum1
   

Interpreting Live Data

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you interpret live geological data?

 
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earthquake
   

A discussion of the story So You Want to be President

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine former U.S. Presidents and their roles, responsibilities, and importance in history as we discuss the story "So You Want to Be President?."

 
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george washington
   

Creating a Powerpoint Presentation on a US President

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Value of Work and Play
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn how to create a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation for their research project on a U.S. President.

 
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president1
   

Writing an Informational Report: Prewriting

4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The prewriting step in the writing process is the most undervalued of all the steps!!

 
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reportpicture
   

Regional Characteristics: Researching Using Nonfiction Texts

4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through State History Studies
4th Grade ELA » Unit: ELA Through State History Studies
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students get multiple opportunities to process new information and present it.

 
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washington regions map
   

Responding to Arguments with Evidence (Day 1)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What evidence do we have that the earth is always changing?

 
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kharaza
   

Invention Investigators: Researching Inventions Using Digital Tools

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Invention Research Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Invention Research Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will get to choose an invention and will conduct a mini research project using digital sources and tools.

 
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detective image
   

What Do You Want to Know?? Picking a Topic for an Informational Report

4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
4th grade ELA » Unit: What Do You Want to Know???? Writing an Informational Report
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The ability to find, locate and communicate information about a topic is an essential life skill.

 
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topten
   
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Researching Basics
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To break up reading sections and to assign learning and teaching responsibility is the goal of this Jig-Saw activity. It supports cooperative learning, gives structural support, and creates ownership of learning.

 
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jigsaw1
Common Core ELA
 
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