BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Type III Research-as students develop their interests, they begin to move beyond researching topics of interest into becoming globally aware citizens by exploring their passions. They study their topics through the lens of someone who wants to improve something about the topic. They begin to ask themselves, "What can I do as a third grader to . . ." Now research has true meaning and purpose. "I'm interested in electricity. Maybe I can get people to conserve energy in their own homes." This type of work takes most of the school year and lots of grit and perseverance. Through continuing research, identifying a problem, connecting with a mentor and finishing a product, students learn that even though there are roadblocks and unexpected turns along the way, being committed to their real world problem reaps a great reward that they can take with them to future learning.