7th Grade Animal Research Project

using the AGOPPE research model  

Ask Questions | Gather Information | Organize | Prepare | Present | Evaluate  

Ask Questions

  1. Identify your research problem or question: Students will explore rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things. 
  2. Analyze the problem and develop or refine questions—WHAT DO YOU SPECIFICALLY WANT TO KNOW OR RESEARCH?
  3. Read about the topic or issue!

Gather Information

  1. Gather keywords based on questions.  Can you list your keywords?
  2. Choose the best source of information for your research--books, Internet, etc.
  3. Search for the information using:

-  Power Knowledge--Life Science
Britannica School Edition 

4. Record notes and bibliographic information (citations).

Organize Information

  1. Summarize your findings—consider using INSPIRATION.
  2. Draw conclusions and inferences--organize your learning!

Prepare or Produce your learning product   

  1. What is the best was to demonstrate or share your leanrning?
  2. Prepare a draft, script, storyboard or drawing FIRST!
  3. Prepare a Works Cited (bibliography)--consider using Microsoft Word.

Present OR share OR get feedback

  1. Revise your first draft (use peer reviewers or a teacher to help you).
  2. Prepare your final product or project (demonstrate your learning).
  3. Present the product to your audience!


  1. Evaluate the process and your product.
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