• 8th Grade Research 

     

    Big 6 Research Question

     

    What materials should you use to design a new water bottle for rock climbers?

    These materials should be environmentally friendly, puncture resistant, light weight, and as cost effective as possible.

     

     

    Remember to follow our Big 6 Steps:

    (Created by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz)

     

    Step 1 Task Definition

    Step 2 Information Seeking Strategies

    Step 3 Location and Access

    Step 4 Use of Information

    Step 5 Synthesis

    Step 6 Evaluation

     

    Evaluate The Resources You are Using! 

    When researching online resources:

    • Be critical and careful.
    • Use teacher recommended sites
    • Look at URL ending  .com, .edu, .gov, .org
    • Ask "who wrote it?"
    • Discover what the web site is all about
    • Determine when and where the information came from.
    • Explore why you should use the information on this web site.

     

    Look at these websites and decide if they are credible. Make sure to use your Big 6 pamphlet and checklist to determine their use. 

     

    Website #1

     

    Website #2

     

    Website #3

     

    Website #4

     

    Website #5

     

     

     

     

    Make sure to use the skills and tips we learned to do a thorough search online.  Take a look at these examples of resources:  

     

     Making Water Bottles/Materials Used

     

     Water Bottle Materials

     

    Making a Plastic Water Bottle

     

    Plastic Particles Found in Bottle Water

     

     

     

     

    Rock Climbers and Gear 

     

     

    International Rock Climbing Research Association

     

     

    International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation

     

     

     Rock-The Climber's Magazine