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Lab School Inquiry Framework: STEM: Initial Immersion

Research Continuum for Science, Technology and Mathematics




What I, the Student, Am Feeling

Emotional Response to Process:

  • Curious/Excited
  • Potentially overwhelmed with information
  • Anxious
  • Vague sense of direction; uncertain of how to move forward

What I, the Student, Am Doing

  • Brainstorming
  • Ask a Question
  • READ
  • Build background knowledge
  • Identify resources
  • Collaborate with others based on topic
  • Narrowing your topic or question with the purpose of developing a research/project idea.
  • This would be the Learning Challenge 'Pit” stage

What the Teacher and Librarian Are Doing

  • Instruct students on how to locate sources:
    Print  Databases  Web
  • Instruct students how to analyze a credible source:
    C.R.A.A.P.O. Evaluation tool
  • Teach students how to gather & summarize sources.
  • Teach students how to cite sources in APA: OWL Purdue
  • Model all of these processes
  • Teach statistical literacy
  • Provide formative feedback

Before Moving On