W.5.7

Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

 
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Engineering Project: Marshmallow Catapult

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will act just as real scientists by working through the engineering design process to plan, build, and a test a catapult they made from craft sticks and rubber bands.

 
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Introduction to Scientific Investigation: Plaid Pete is in a Pickle!

5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
5th Grade Science » Unit: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What types of scientific study do scientists engage in? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students meet "mentor scientists" and learn about the different ways that scientists explore the world around them.

 
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Engineering Project: Newspaper Structure

5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
5th Grade Science » Unit: Scientists at Work
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work through the scientific process of engineering by researching, planning, building, and testing a structure built of nothing but newspaper and tape that can hold the most weight.

 
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Day Two of Where's Plaid Pete?

5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do scientists communicate very complex information in ways that make it easy for others to understand? Students create infographics of their research on the universe, using design elements to convey meaning.

 
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Internet Research Reveals Different Opinions of the War

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Our American's Revolution - A Time For Change
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The internet gives us facts and opinions about any subject. We can use this information to understand how a person's perspective affects how he or she sees events in history.

 
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The Animal Kingdom: Vertebrates (Day 1)

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students research the vertebrate animal kingdom using an online resource. Then, each team of students create a Powerpoint Presentation to present information on the vertebrate phylums.

 
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What is an Opinion Piece and How Do I Write One?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Voices of the Revolution - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Voices of the Revolution - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Let's build some knowledge around a strong opinion piece!

 
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Writing a Research Paper Bibliography of Books and Websites

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Step-By-Step to Producing Amazing Research Presentations!
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Creating a bibliography gives credit where credit is due.

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Colonial Market: Product Creation

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Voices of the Revolution - Part III
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Voices of the Revolution - Part III
Christina Jarvi
Easton, MD
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Let's make our products!

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Island of the Blue Dolphins Research

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Elements from the Island
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Elements from the Island
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's continue our exploration of the Island of the Blue Dolphins.

 
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finding the
   

Revolutionary War Era Research on Historical Figure

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Colonists in Crisis
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Colonists in Crisis
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Who was great? Who fascinates? Who was the king some loved to hate? Use research skills and have the debate!

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deep into the
   

Informational Text Book Report

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Reports for Many Genres
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Reports for Many Genres
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Three branches...six panels...an informational block party!

 
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5th Grade State Report

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Reports for Many Genres
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Reports for Many Genres
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Out of fifty states, one becomes the focus...

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Trip to the Nation's Capital

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Writing Fun
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Writing Fun
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Research, before writing, to give depth to the story.

 
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greetings from washington d
   

Analyzing an Art Masterpiece

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Clarify When You Analyze
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Clarify When You Analyze
Heather Robinson
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Who is the artist who caught my eye and tell me about that painting!

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