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Today’s Learning Targets

By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to say, "I know what I want to make, I've created a question that will guide my research, and I've begun finding sources of information."

In order to complete today’s lesson:

  1. Use the questions in the video above to begin thinking about all of the things you MIGHT want to make.
  2. Once you’re finished, choose ONE thing that interests you the most. Make sure that you have the materials, tools, and permission you need in order to make what you’d like, too.
  3. Create a research question that will help you investigate how to make the thing you want to make. For instance, my question is: How might I learn how to make the very best meal I’ve ever eaten? You may use my example as you compose your own question.
  4. Begin to create a list of sources for your research. Sources might include books, articles, videos, television programs, websites, or even telephone or live interviews with others who know how to make the thing you’d like to make. If you need some ideas, see my list of options in the links below.

One of my friends, Dr. Kris Felicello, recently demonstrated how       to make an EGGSTATIC omelette by creating this video. He’s a       great cook, and he might be able to teach me how to make the         very best meal I’ve ever eaten: sous vide steak. I plan to                   investigate some food blogs and watch some videos as well. I’m       making a list of the sources I plan to use. I hope you will, too.           We’ll talk more about them tomorrow.

Your teachers will let you know how to share your research question and the list of sources that you’re just beginning to create. If you have any other questions, be sure to ask them, too.

I’ll see you at the start of the next lesson.