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Accept The Challenge--


The Research Challenge that is!


Are you curious? Do you have questions you want answers to? Did you ever wonder how something was made? Do you have an idea for an invention? Do you just want to know more about something?


WELL, we have just the thing for you--


The Madison Research Challenge for Elementary Students





  • Research can be done by yourself, or by small groups of students working as a research team.

  • Your Research work can be presented in any of the following forms: - a written report, an audio report, a video report, a magazine article, a research poster, a power point presentation, an on-line book or a real book, or some other creative form.

  • Start NOW --All projects are due in to your teacher April 12th, 2010

Awards will be given to the top research presentations.
Prizes will be given!!
Ask your teacher for more information !!

  • Open to all Madison Local Schools students in Grades K-5.
  • Winners will be selected from each of the Elementary buildings.
  • Selected winners and runners-up will be honored at a Madison Board Of Education Meeting.
  • Winners will be presented with a special award/prize, an awards dinner, and their winning research will be published in a Madison Schools Research Magazine.
  • Research can be selected from any original question or interest of the student.
  • Research can be done individually, or by small groups of students working as a research team.
  • Research can be presented in any of the following formats: --podcast (audio report,) vodcast (video report,) magazine article, written report, research poster (either on-line or on a presentation board,) power point presentation, an on-line book or a physical/paper book, or some other creative presentation media.

How do I get involved in this First Annual Research Challenge?


  • Pick a topic or ask a question you would like to investigate further.
  • Fill-in the entry form which is printed below (click on the button to get a version of the entry form downloaded to your computer.)
  • Hand your entry form to your teacher or school principal.
  • Proposed topics will be reviewed by each school and when your topic or question is approved, you are "good to go!"
  • Start your research--investigate your question--collect your data and information--create your research presentation.
  • Remember, your finished research can be in the form of a --podcast (audio report,) vodcast (video report,) magazine article, written report, research poster (either on-line or on a presentation board,) power point presentation, an on-line book or a physical/paper book, or some other creative presentation media.
  • Be prepared to turn in your research product by April 12th to your teacher or principal. Winners will be announced before the end of April.


Research Challenge Timeline

When To Enter
Approval Of Research Project
When To Start Research
When To Turn In Your Research Project or Presentation
Beginning of 2nd Semester or ASAP
ASAP After You Submit It
As Soon As You Receive The "Go Ahead"
As Soon As You Are Finished or Anytime Before April 12th

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Places To Find Elementary Research Topics

Elementary Research Topics Web Site

http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/ksd/de/research/research_topics.html


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