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INFOhio Blizzard Bags - Grades 4-5: Evaluating Information

Students follow the six dimensions of inquiry as they read, investigate and complete the activities. Ohio's learning standards are integrated into the activities.


Now that you have located, read, and watched information about snow and snow crystals, how do you decide what are the best sources and how to organize your facts and notes?  Use the resources below to help you find the best information and organize it to show what you know. You can learn more about evaluating and organizing your information at GO! Ask, Act, Achieve.  

  1. Learn how to take better notes using note cards. (10-30 minutes)
  2. Create a web showing all of the main facts that you discovered in your reading. You can use the What I Learned in My Research template (in Templates found on this page).  (30-60 minutes)
  3. Use a graphic organizer to take notes on the articles that you read. You can use the Notetaking Template (in Templates below). (30-60 minutes)   
  4. Create a Sketchnote to organize the information you have found. Watch this video to get the basics. 
  5. Tell your teacher where you found information about snow and related topics. This is called a "citation." Many of the INFOhio resources include a link at the side or bottom of the source to help you with your citations. Or you can use the Citation Template (in Templates below) to record the information, including the author, title of the article, name of the database, web address, and date you used the source. (30-60 minutes)

Coulston, Tina. snowsd026.jpg. Feb 10, 2002. Pics4Learning. 21 Nov 2018