There will be times through the year where Mr. Smith or other classroom teachers will assign a grade level research question. These questions will not be created by teachers, but by the students themselves. Science is all about answering questions we have about the world around us. The great thing is that many people have similar questions and many of these questions have already been answered. As students learn how to conduct research more efficiently, they will learn to cite multiple sources and synthesize the information to arrive at their own conclusions. Students will also learn to evaluate the sources they use for accuracy.