Stage 3: Doing and making

Activities

A list of suggested activities for this stage of enquiry can be found in the 'try it' section.

Digital tools

Use the online digital tools database in the 'try it' section to search for tools by cost, stage of enquiry, and keywords.

Case studies

Personal research notebooks

A Year 7 class were starting their own individual research-based projects, during which they would be using the internet and the library to research a topic of their own personal choice. The teachers emphasised how it was important for students to keep notes of what they found out and what sources they used. Each student was given a small research notebook. They were told that these were for their personal reference, and that they were simply to allow students to keep a record of their findings to use later when writing a report or presentation. The teachers also used the notebooks as the basis for discussing with students, on an ongoing basis, how they were progressing with their research, and for writing down points of advice, such as specific websites or search terms that might be useful, or specific questions for them to investigate.