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Researching Weather Events

Tornados, blizzards, hurricanes, sandstorms, and thunderstorms were a few of the weather events sixth-grade science students researched used the library resources. “Students were given the task of creating an innovative design to relay the information to classmates through a visual model or poster and the results were outstanding,” said librarian Jennifer Vogt.

After completion of the projects, classmates completed a peer review and gathered information from the projects. The research unit, developed by sixth-grade teacher Greg Cost and librarian Jennifer Vogt, was designed to align to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards that Wheatland-Chili has adopted. Students leveraged technology to research in databases, websites, and reliable sources from the Internet.

Acknowledging and respecting the intellectual property rights of authors is an essential component of the research process and a responsibility of digital citizenship as students are required to record bibliography information. “Students truly embraced the innovative designer component of the project with their creative 3D models and descriptive posters,” said Vogt.