PYP Research Skills

Fields Elementary Guide

Teaching Research to Kids

I WONDER - used from the AASL KC Tools

I Wonder...

All research begins with a question. It is important to spend some time thinking about your question. Try to get general information about your topic to help you.

Ideas to keep in mind:

  • What do I want to find out?
  • What do I already know?
  • Has someone else researched this topic already?
  • Am I asking a "good" question?
  • Do I care about what I am researching?


I FIND - used from the AASL KC Tools

I Find...

Finding the information you need

As you are searching for information there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Ideas to keep in mind:

  • Not all information is found on the Internet. Sometimes you will get faster and better information from a book (like an encyclopedia).
  • Spend some time thinking about keywords you can use to search with.
  • Learn how different search engines work. Try more than one, you will likely get different results.
  • Always check the information you find with another source to make sure it is accurate.


I EVALUATE - used from the AASL KC Tools

I Evaluate...

Understanding the information you've found

Keep the following things in mind:

  • Make sure the information is relevant to your topic.
  • Pay attention to the Internet page construction, spelling, grammar, and the url. Those may be clues to the quality of your information.
  • You want to be aware of when the information was published. Make note of the copyright date.
  • Learn the difference between primary and secondary sources. Ask your school library media specialist for help.
  • Be aware of the differences between fact and opinion. Not everything you read is true.


I SHARE - used from AASL KC Tools

I Share...

Telling others what you know

Keep the following points in mind:

  • Make sure your presentation keeps your audience in mind.
  • Make sure you answer your original question or questions.
  • Always give credit to the anyone whose work you may have used (cite your sources).
  • Be creative.


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KeyWord Research Tool helps you search the best term

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