Conducting Online Research
Now that you can tell the difference between a good site and a poor one, it's time to do some online research. Choose one of the animals listed below and use a search engine to find five sites that you are sure provide accurate information. Then write a memo to Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler, listing the sites and explaining why you think they are good enough for links to Dinosaurs.com.
Part A: Use a search engine such as Google or Yahoo to find the information. Type the name of the animal you are researching into the box, then hit "enter" or click on the "search" button. Be careful -- spelling counts!
Part B: Read each site and use your rubric to evaluate it. You are looking for five scientific sites on dinosaurs. You will need five copies of your rubric to do this.
Part C: On a separate paper, write a memo to Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler. In the memo, list the five sites your research found and explain why you believe each site is reliable. Include the title and URL (The URL starts with http:// ) with each site you mention. If you need help with how to write a memo, click here.
After you complete your evaluations, hand in your completed rubrics and your memo. Then click on "Conclusion."
If you can't see a "conclusion" button, click here.