Big 6+ Inquiry Process
*What topics do I find interesting for this project?
*What do I already think I know about this topic?
*How does this connect with my life, what I’ve read or watched?
*What do I need to know for this project?
*What do I think would be interesting to know?
*What is the purpose of my research?
*What are the requirements for my final product?
** Use Inspiration to diagram your questions on your topic
2nd-3rd -Information Seeking & Location and Access
*What are all of the possible sources for finding this information?
*What search strategies can I use to find info?
*Who can help me access this information?
*What do I need to be able to access this information?
*How can I tell which sources are best for me to use?
*How do I make sure I am looking at the big picture?
**Use the CARS Source Evaluation Checklist -Click Here
4th -Use of Information
*What are the main ideas? What evidence supports them?
*How does the information compare between sources?
*Have I found enough accurate information to answer all of my questions?
*What other questions have I discovered?
*How will I record and organize the information that I find?
*How will I give credit to my sources?
5th -Synthesis and Sharing
*What did I learn while conducting my research?
*How does this compare to what I knew before?
*What conclusions can I make based off of my research?
*What is the best format for me to hare my new learning with my teacher or class?
*Are my findings clear to my audience in my final product?
*What steps do I need to take to create a final product I can be proud of?
*Does my project/product include all the required elements?
*Was I able to answer my research question? Why/Why not?
*Which source was the most useful for this project? Why?
*What areas of the inquiry/research process did I do well?
*What was the most challenging aspect of this project?
*Am I satisfied that I did my best on my final product?
*What advice would I give to students next year?