Friday, January 10, 2014

Research for Science Classes

I've created a Blogger page as a class outline for presenting science research methods and sources to Larry's DuPont Challenge and Science Fair short term classes.  Link to this page below.

Researching Science Information On the Web

18 comments:

Larry said...
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Larry said...

Anna,
Just a note of thanks for taking the time last week to visit my short term courses on The Dupont Challenge and Science Fair. Your presentation on finding resources that will support their projects will prove to be invaluable to the students. It is this information that will separate a mediocre research paper from an exceptional one. They now know where to find information that is both timely, and relevant as well as the level of quality that will benefit them long after this short term is over. I particularly appreciated your willingness to meet with them individually to assist where needed. It his this type of collaboration that makes The Paideia School the special place that it is.

Ilana said...

Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to teach us how to use specific resources to help us with our research. You showed us a lot of really helpful websites to use that I have never used before. I am looking forward to working on my essay now.

Sarina said...

Anna,

I'm very grateful for your presentation on finding resources. It is always reassuring to know that Paideia can grant me access to so much helpful information. It was very kind of you to share with us your time and knowledge concerning how to go about researching for a paper. Also, I'm writing my essay on agriculture, so I was very pleased to see your new library display shelf!
Thanks,
Sarina Chalmers

Benjamin said...

Thank you so much for showing us how to start our research. Although I was familiar with some of the websites you showed us, there were a few that I had never used before or known about that will definately help me do the research for my project on foreign aid. I already found some great articles using CQ Researcher.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
İ just wanted to thank you for coming to our class last friday and tell us about the various resources for researching. İ never knew that school website had such good resources and tools needed for research. İ really enjoyed the websites that provided dozens of scholarly articles, such as JSTOR and Proquest...

Thanks again,
Jane Zen.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Anna, for taking the time out of your day to teach Larry's class about how to best use the internet to research projects. I feel more prepared to do learn about my subject then I have been before. I look forward to using the recourses you have provided.

-Nicholas Sadd

Isaac said...

Anna,
Thank you so much for coming to our classroom and showing us how to find reliable resources. Without the Paideia Library I would not get nearly as much credible information. I found tons of great articles and journals on my topic and it helped me get my research going. Thank you so much for the library site and for coming to our class.

Lizzie Pfeiler said...

Hi Anna!

Thanks for coming to speak with us about doing research -- I found it really quite helpful. Now that I know they exist, I have a much larger pool of reliable websites to choose from for my research, which is great! I also liked what you had to say about Wikipedia being a good starting spot even though it's not an explicitly reliable source.

Thanks again!
Lizzie P

Amar M. said...

Thank you for the magnificent resources. I found them very helpful and now I am not so worried about collecting resources from faulty websites. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to show us some cool things.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna,

Thank you so much for spending time reminding all of us in the Dupont Challenge what a wonderful library we have at Paideia. It is absurd to rule out the effectiveness of a good book and you can find many in the Paideia library. I also learned of many new intellectual websites through your talk and am sure they will come in handy for this research paper.

Thanks again
Graham Owen

Graham Kelly said...

Hey Anna. Thanks for introducing us all to Jstor and the like on Friday. I was having some trouble finding full articles on Google Scholar before, but I've already found a few relevant ones with the resources you mentioned.
Thanks again,
Graham.

Sarina said...

Anna,
I want to thank you so much for showing us different resources we can use to help us with our science fair projects. So far they have been extremely useful and I am incredibly grateful that you took time to show them to us. I particularly enjoy SIRS. Again, thank you so much.

- Danielle M.

Anonymous said...

Anna,
Thank you for taking your time to come discuss how and where to do good research for our science fair projects. I made myself an Evernote like you suggested. I also went through several of the databases and scanned through several good articles that I may use. A really good article I found was in SIRS. I had never heard of or used SIRS previous to Friday's class. Thank you again for your time and help.
Katherine Jordak

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna

Thank you so much for your presentation about research for the science fair. it was really helpful to learn the tools at my disposal. i am particularly excited to begin mastering Evernote. It was very kind of you to stop by and help us out.

Thanks again
Andre

Anonymous said...

Anna,

Thank you for teaching us the best ways to research. I found many of your tips helpful and will defiantly be using some of the resources you suggested. Since your presentation I have used Evernote several times and I am still trying to use its full potential. I look forward to using Evernote and more resources to my advantage while researching.

-Max Schwalbach

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming to talk to our Science Fair class last Friday. I have a better idea of how to approach my topic and I have better resources than just the internet. I'm using Google Books to help me find good books about teenagers and stress. I'm also using the Paideia Library Catalog to look for books that I could check out and bring home.

PiLibrarian said...

To all the students in Larry's short term classes -- YOU ARE SO WELCOME!! You were a receptive and engaged audience, and you gave me the opportunity to do one of the most fun parts of my job. Sharing information sources and helping you find what you need is why I come here every day, and why I LOVE being Paideia's high school librarian.

Come see me again (and again, and again), for all your research and reading projects. Remember, put those tuition dollars to work! :-)

Anna