Saturday, February 2, 2008

Hello 8th graders!

Each of you has an element of the Periodic Table. This is your topic for library research. Following the six steps of The Research Process, we have selected three subtopics to explore and learn about your element: properties, uses, and other interesting facts.

You are required to use both print and non-print sources of information, specifically, three formats (kinds) of information including an encyclopedia (The World Book Encyclopedia), a nonfiction book about your element, and the left-menu Web sites. Please write an MLA citation for each source on the forms provided, later to be written into a Works Cited list.

You will read and select facts and use Cornell-style notes  adapted to library research. Your notes should be in the form of facts. All sentences will be presumed to be copied (plagiarized). Summarize or paraphrase when appropriate. You will sort notes and use them to create a Google docs presentation, and a poster for extra credit.

Let's learn about the Periodic Table from Tim and Moby at BrainPop. Then see a really weird video with Periodic Table information.

To view "Molybdenum Mystery" Dvolver video, click HERE

Click to view Molybdenum Mystery

Cub Research Process home blog with research materials for students.
Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
1.2: Knows parts of a book and functions of digital resources.
Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.
2.3: Selects relevant information during the research process.
Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
3.1: Uses prewriting techniques to extract and organize relevant information.
Standard 8: The student... practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
8.2: Understands the reasons and methods for citing sources.