Prove It! Research and Citation Activities for 5th-8th Grade Students

On each set of “Prove It!” worksheets, students are provided with five statements to research online (website list provided). The statements may be true or false. It is the students’ job to make that determination based on textual evidence. Using the “suggested websites” at the top of the page, the students should search key words in the question to locate the specific information. If the statement is false, students should write a sentence (evidence) from a source that includes the correct information. If the statement is true, they should write a sentence (evidence) from a source to verify the statement. Finally, the student should provide any information they can in the right column about the source where they found the textual evidence. Tell students that there may or may not be an author and/or date provided on the website. They should at least write the web address and title of the webpage or article.

It is at your discretion whether students search additional websites from those provided on each assignment. However, all answers may be found on the websites listed.

Older students should be able to find the textual evidence on their own, as they may have more experience navigating new websites. However, younger students may be more successful working in pairs.

Included in File:
*Prove It! #1 (Topic: Whales)
*Prove It! #2 (Topic: Weather)
*Prove It! #3 (Topic: Reptiles)
*Prove It! #4 (Topic: Solar System)
*Prove It! #5 (Topic: The Human Heart)
*Answer Keys

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