Research Quest was designed to be used by teachers in their physical classrooms. It has everything educators need to easily implement with their class(es) – instructional guides, student notebooks, expert videos custom made for students – and it’s all available online. Students access the Research Quest investigations by logging in through the student portal – they don’t need to create their own account.
With many schools using remote learning, we’ve found that some teachers are interested in making these traditional Research Quest resources available to students learning from home. This isn’t how we designed Research Quest – but for many, it seems to be working.
Here’s how to use the Research Quest investigations yourself and provide students with directions for how, when, and what you want them to do.
Within each investigation there are multiple, scaffolded activities for your students. These are designed to be used together as a comprehensive, multi-day lesson but can be used in a variety of other ways as supplemental material depending on your curriculum needs. You can access the Teacher Instructional Guides, Student Research Assistant Notebooks, and resources for assessment for each activity below.