Challenging students to make up their own minds.
Level A - Single Visit Research Challenges
Asks students to rank ten Texas cities from hottest average July temperature on down to the lowest. (Challenging for 4th or 5th graders)
Foul Water Takes students to the EPA to compare and contrast the impact of acid rain on six aspects of life. (Challenging for 7th or 8th graders)
North Carolina Science Standards
Takes students to the Kids Count Web site to decide which states are hardest on young people. (Challenging for 7th or 8th graders)
Massachusetts Social Studies Standards
Level B - Challenges Requiring 2-3 Visits
Level C - Week Long Research Experiences
Projects from schools around the world built upon the Research Cycle.
Another model for extended research on demanding questions.