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Start Research


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What are you curious about? What do you want to learn more about? What puzzles you?


What do I already think , know and feel about a topic?

What questions do I have at this stage?

How can I show what I think about this already?

What am I expecting to find out or do with this?

Why is it important to do / learn about?

What else does this remind me of?

What puzzles me about this?


Qualities of a good

research question:

1. You cannot Google the answer.

2. It does not repeat what is already known

3. It adds to existing knowledge

4. It expands on existing knowledge or frames it in a new context

5. It is narrow and specific

Find Sources


Check to see if we have what you need in our SH libraries

Don't forget to check our our SH online databases and encyclopedias!

A good place to start your search is looking at the websites and videos we have curated for each grade

Who is an expert in this subject area? Is there anyone in your community you could interview?

If you need help, email Senora Penafiel!

Maybe you need to experiment, play, make or create to begin your research? Head to the idea lab and see if they have what you need there!

Are there places you could visit to learn more?

Find Information

Click on the ICONS below to use a kid friendly SEARCH ENGINE.

Inquiry & Research Cycle

Kath Murdoch's Inquiry Cycle


Cite Sources: Thank you!

Thank you author!

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When somebody gives you something it feels good when they say thank you.

When we come up with an idea, or make or create something new, we appreciate it when others give us credit for what we have done. It makes us feel good and appreciated, especially when what we have done has takes us a lot of work, time or energy to create.

When we use a PHOTO, INFORMATION, A VIDEO, or any other sources created by someone else in the work and projects we create it is essential that we give credit to the people whose work we were inspired by or used in our projects.


Sharing through ACTION

Research Skills