Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Capstone Project Research Questions #resvt #cesuvt


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RES Fourth graders have been working on their interest-based Capstone Projects, and they have each developed a research question they will use to focus their investigations. We are so impressed by the thoughtfulness of the questions! Our students have a great breadth of interests, and we can't wait to see the results of their research!

-Mrs. Rankin and Mrs. Redford

Capstone Project Research Questions

  • How did people develop the idea of hieroglyphics?
  • What physical characteristics do dogs have that make them good runners?
  • How are rookie stats from the 2012-2013 season different than experienced NBA players?
  • How was soccer invented?
  • How do cartoonists think of good characters?
  • How and why was skiing invented?
  • How do legends from different countries compare?
  • How was snowboarding invented and how did it evolve over time?
  • How do the people that make game characters make them come to life?
  • Why are pandas endangered?
  • Why do Lionel Messi’s characteristics make him a successful soccer player?
  • How do you know dogs’ emotions?
  • Why is Ilya Bryzgalov a successful hockey player?
  • How did the Garfield comic strip get famous?
  • How did The Script band start singing?
  • How do leopards pick a mate?
  • How can people help elephants?
  • How do comedians think of funny material?
  • How are airplanes made?
  • Why is there different weather in different places?
  • How do koalas live?
  • How were castles attacked in medieval times?
  • How are different types of screens made?
  • What did a Civil War soldier carry, and why?
  • How do gymnasts develop the motion of a back flip?
  • How did different breeds of dogs become different?
  • How do small saltwater fish survive in the ocean?
  • How has Disney World changed from when it was first built to how it is now in 2013?
  • How are chemicals used in cold medicine?
  • How are cars manufactured?
  • How do elephants survive in the wild?
  • How did the Minecraft creators make Minecraft?
  • What inspires songwriters to write popular songs?
  • How do computers work?
  • How are magnets used in technology?
  • How do leopards survive in the wild?
  • How do you make video games?
  • How easily did Usain Bolt become a professional runner compared to other world class runners?
  • How do computer games get made?
  • How do you decide on what dog food to give your dog?
  • How do companies make tennis rackets differently?
  • Why is France a popular place to visit?
  • How was Minecraft made and what are some of it’s mobs?
  • What is the history of sign language?
  • Why are beagles good pets?
  • Why are some cars faster than others?
  • How do farmers plant/raise organic bananas?
  • How do you setup a website?
  • How do netbooks work?
  • Why do bumble bee hummingbirds act the way they do?
  • Why is Italy a popular place to visit?
  • How do seahorses survive in the water?
  • How do you become a player of the professional soccer league?
  • How do you become a player in the Major League Baseball (MLB)?
  • Why are elephants able to live in Africa?
  • Why is the Superdome so famous?



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