Lesson Plan

Reviewing the Research Process

Writing a research paper is a huge undertaking. Getting curious about your topic and breaking it down into steps makes it more inviting and doable. Use this lesson to review the research process.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to explain the main steps in writing a research paper.


(5 minutes)
  • Instruct students to write down at least three topics that they’d like to know more about.
  • Now have students write down at least three questions that they have that they’d like to answer, such as Why do animals migrate?, How do computers work?, or What is the most dangerous sport?
  • Explain that getting curious is the first step in a research project and that research is all about answering questions.