I-Search is a scientific project. Scientific project is a process of making experiments, research, collecting or inventing something about a topic of interest. It involves research, arranging research results in a report and presenting all the data at the end of the process.
- Important notes for I-search Project
- Keeping a journal: You can write your thoughts about I-search project and what to do in the process
- To do research and to collect data
- To prepare a product based on research and to present the product on the exhibition day
- To make a presentation to share with students and teachers on the exhibition day.
Each student explains what they did in the process, which resources they used, whom they talked to, what they learned, what they thought about it, what they plan to do in the next steps, their mistakes and explorations.
Each student has a supervisor teacher. Students exchange information with their teachers in the meetings, they share what they did with their supervisors and find the chance of observing their friends’ works.
MIDDLE SCHOOL I-SEARCH TIMELINE
|Friday 7th October||Period 1||Auditorium – I-search explained to all Middle School Students|
|7th-15th October||Online||Students choose their I-search Subject|
|Wednesday 26th October||1st Meeting||Period 6||Proposal Form Given, Research Process explained|
|Monday 7th November||Submitted||by 15:30||Submit proposal form to Supervisor|
|Tuesday 15th November||2nd Meeting||Period 3||Rubric 1 feedback given to student.
Rubric 2 & journal explained to students
|Thursday 15th December||3rd Meeting||Period 5||1st Journal entry forms given to students, students fill this in class and file in their folders
Students share research notes collected so far.
|Friday 10th February||Submitted||by 15:30||1st draft of research paper submitted to supervisors – will be assessed with 2nd Rubric|
|Friday 24th February||Submitted||by 15:30||Teachers give back feedback from 1st draft – temporary grade given.|
|Monday 6th March||4th Meeting||Period 3||2md Journal and review of paper|
|Monday 27th March||Submitted||by 15:30||Final I-search paper submitted with evidence of final product|
|Monday 10th April||5th Meeting||Period 5||3rd Journal form given to students, students fill this in class and file in their folders.
Oral Presentation guidelines given to students
|Friday 14th April||Exhibition||All Day||I-SEARCH EXHIBITION DAY presentations to own group Morning – Whole school exhibition Afternoon
Product and visual aids brought to school