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Guided Inquiry: Guided Inquiry

Presentation Resources


Here are some resources for the Create Phase of a research project


Proposal - these questions should be filled out before beginning the project

How to Avoid Presentation Poison - tips on making your presentation effective.

Template for Guided Inquiry presentation - template to copy and make your own.

Template for presentation script - template for your notes

Reflection template - these questions should be filled out at the end of the project.


Below are some examples of projects from GID class


Molly's doodling presentation was geared toward teachers and presented information about the positive effects of doodling.

















Melanie's informational postcard is for hikers at the Blue Hills Reservation state park. It contains information about carnivorous plants found in Massachusetts.













Ariana's Bratz discussion looked at areas of moral panic, body type, and diversity in the popular toys.


Kayvan made a Scratch game to explain the basics of coding and how it effects the brain.


Claire made a "Medicinal Herbs" info sheet for Natick hikers, local businesses, and the library:



Sophia performed a demo of softball pitching technique after and Makayla shared best shared best practices for staying healthy when playing the sport in a presentation geared toward youth softball players.


Jack's BMX Biking recreation timeline is a draft for an Eyewitness book about extreme sports. Jack asked "How did recreational BMX come into existence?" and explored its popularity, presenting his findings in a timeline of BMX popularity.


Kyra made a timeline showing how makeup has evolved into the cosmetics industry and how makeup was used by different cultures at different times.

M's Bharatanatyam routine was a display of an Indian dance set to a voice over about Indian caste system and the gender and class roles it signifies and upholds and LGBTQ rights.

Julia's animation explains how the Immortal Jellyfish is able to regenerate itself.



On your organizer, you should fill out a proposal for your project, be sure you have the following:

  • a complete sentence that explains what your project is.
  • the tool you will be using, like Google Slides, Google Draw, Quicktime, Screencast-o-Matic, a green screen, construction paper, or something else from below…
  • an authentic audience that will listen to your research.