Lesson Plan

Harness Your Research Skills

Kids are naturally curious! Use this lesson to inspire them to research a topic they are interested in. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on various sources and present their information to their peers.
View aligned standards

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to conduct research and present their information on a topic of their choice.


(5 minutes)
My Research Notes
  • Ask students to describe a time they became interested in a topic (e.g., baseball, dancing, Greek mythology, baking cupcakes). Ask them to describe what they did to learn more about the topic. Record student answers.
  • Explain to students that one can conduct research when they are curious about a topic and want to learn more about it. Tell students that research can be done by reading various sources, conducting interviews, or giving surveys to people who are connected to the topic you are researching.
  • Tell students that today they will choose a topic that interests them. They will conduct research on the topic, take notes and record the sources of information, and present the research to their classmates.