Your Fracking Research Toolbox
Your will use each research tool in your toolbox at least once during your research experience. Quality research involves reading a variety of scholarly resources to gather information, just as using a variety of tools helps you create something. Each tool serves a different purpose. Each resource you use provides you with different types of information.
Your research to-do list is as follows:
Find some relevant, real-life examples of fracking to use in your presentation.
Prepare your oral presentation to express your research findings using Glogster or HaikuDeck.
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Find an encyclopedia article on fracking using Britannica High School Edition. Encyclopedias are a great place to start your research. They define terms and provide definitions for concepts so that you'll understand them as you further explore resources.
Find a journal article using Student Research Center. Journal articles are great sources for finding specific, real-life examples and pros/cons related to fracking.
If the link above doesn't work, visit the media center website (http://durantroadms.wcpss.net/web/mediacenter/), scroll over STUDENT RESEARCH, and click on NCWiseOwl. Student Research Center is found in the HIGH SCHOOL ZONE - top button in the left-hand column.
Find an article using EBSCO GreenFILE. This site provides scholarly, research-based articles that are solid and reliable for research.
If the link above doesn't work, visit the media center website (http://durantroadms.wcpss.net/web/mediacenter/), scroll over STUDENT RESEARCH, and click on NCWiseOwl. GreenFILE is found in the HIGH SCHOOL ZONE - Science button in the left-hand column.
Choose-your-own website. Search for a quality, scholarly website to help you with your research. In addition to taking notes from this source, you will also evaluate why this source was appropriate for this project.
Questions to ask yourself about websites:
- Is this an opinion or fact-based site?
- Who is the creator of this site?
- Does it contradict information you found in another source?
Video source. Find a news story, documentary clip, or other scholarly video pertaining to fracking. Be sure to focus on information that supports your side of the issue and capture relevant examples that you can use in your presentation
- Do you have enough information to support your 'pro' or 'con' position?
- What information do you still need to find?
Images and Videos:
Just as you would give credit to the creator of a text-filled website you used for research, the same holds true for the images and videos you use in your presentation. When searching for images, go to Google Advanced Search and select Usage Rights - - Free to Use or Share from the drop-down menu. You can also use Wikimedia Commons to search their database of over 16,000,000 user-submitted, free-to-use images (see the toolbox picture example at the top of this Weebly).
Choose one of the following presentation tools to share your research findings with others.
Click on 'I'm a student' (Use the Student Code: 29255C when you register)