Reliable Resources

How do I develop a research question or topic?

 
Research works best when we choose topics and questions that we

know something about, care about, want to learn more about, and may want to teach someone.

Your topic should not be so broad that you would not be able to answer it in a reasonable amount of time. Nor should it be so narrow or specific that you can't explore it.

Examples:

Too Broad Better
Oceans How species differ as you get deeper in the ocean
Recycling How to safely dispose of toxic materials
Ancient Egypt The life of an embalmer in Ancient Egypt
 

Reliable Resources

Check out these websites for your research needs!

Countries & World Leaders

The World Fact Book
World Leaders
National Geographic Kids

History, Government & More
Ben's Guide to the US Government
US History
Kids.gov
Library of Congress

Health
Mayo Clinic
KidsHealth

News & Current Events
Time for Kids

Science
Discovery Education
Wonderville
Discovery Kids
NASA
NOAA Oceans & Climate
Try Science
Ecosystems
EcoKids
Chemistry
Exploratorium
Science Buddies
NASA Climate Kids

Animals
San Diego Zoo
Animal Diversity Web
Ranger Rick
National Geographic Kids

Kid Friendly Search Sites
World Book Online (user name: englewood, password: englewood)
Kid Rex (Google for young kids)
Yahoo Kids
Fact Monster
Kids Click!
ipl2
InfoMine (Scholarly Internet Resource Collection)
Google Advanced Search

Copyright Safe Image Search Sites
Pics4Learning
Ookaboo
Veezzle
Wikipedia for Kids

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