4th Grade Research and Inquiry Resources
• Students will use the Internet to find out about two students who received an award for environmental problem• solving.
• Students will work with partners to identify a problem in their community, state, or country.
• Students will think of a possible solution to the problem and give a creative presentation to the class.
This Web site is written by National Geographic and features articles about children who have worked creatively to solve environmental problems locally and internationally.
• Have students use their lists to plan a project that will help their environment.
• Have students click on http://www.barronprize.org/ or find the link at the bottom of the Web page to find out more about the Barron Prize.
• Have students use http://www.ecokidsonline.com/pub/eco_info/hot_topics/index.cfm to find out more about environmental issues. Ask them to:
click on and read It's Not Waste Until You Waste It.
create PowerPoint slides based upon the information they have learned on this site.
form small groups and design a board game to both entertain and teach fellow students about waste problems and solutions.