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Driving Question Help!

Deborah West, modified 8 Years ago.

Driving Question Help!

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 6/21/12 Recent Posts
Help! My 7th grade science standards fit really well with the Atmosphere Protocols and using them would be beneficial to engaging my students in learning and research, but I am stumped on a question.. Part of me wants to let them use their research to validate(or not) their opinion that the dress code should be altered to allow them to wear less clothing emoticon Obviously they will look at trends and patterns over the last 30 or more years, but what research questions can I use as a driving question? I feel stuck.. I want it to matter to them and be a true research question...
Thanks in Advance..
Deb
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Ann Smart, modified 8 Years ago.

RE: Driving Question Help! (Answer)

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 6/19/12 Recent Posts
You could start with something very simple like, "Do you think that our city's average temperature has changed within the last 30 years? Do you think it will continue to change?" or instead of asking them the question, you could have them ask their parents and/or grandparents if they think it is hotter now than when they were young.
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Carol Coryea, modified 8 Years ago.

RE: Driving Question Help! (Answer)

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 6/18/12 Recent Posts
I really like the idea of asking parents, guardians,and family to provide stories that can be researched. This also is a great opportunity to work with English teachers on collecting data through story telling. Then students can look up weather records.