Welcome to your ESS level 2 page.
Where do I start?
You will need to use a variety of resources to complete this assessment task. This includes both print resources (printed books, journals, articles) and digital resources (web searches, databases, online encyclopaedias). Print resources have already had their credentials checked when they go through the editing process so the information is all ready to be used. This makes them a useful tool in the search for information as you can use these resources without wondering if the information is actually correct!
CHECK YOUR SOURCES
CHECK YOUR SOURCES
Start by thinking about what you already know and think about some keywords you could use to search for more information. Wikipedia is good for getting an idea of what your subject is about BUT you will need to use other sites and books for your actual research. Wikipedia does not pass the CRAP test but can provide useful references at the bottom of the page for further research. Used sensibly it can be a useful resource. Using a clustering search engine will elicit some good results so decide on your search keywords and use some of the tools/sites listed below.
Have a look at these tools to get an idea of some of the places you can search:
Use this clustering search tool to find info on your chosen organism or process. Click on FOAM TREES to see a visual representation of your search. Click on each cell to get a list of clustered websites.
E.g. meteorite and impact -wikipedia OR meteorite and crater -wikipedia
Alternatively, you can use any search engine you are comfortable with and try these tips for a fine-tuned search:
"chicken pox" - putting quote marks " " around your words keeps them together in the search
and - using and between words/ideas means that the engine will search for this AND that.
- - using a minus symbol will remove anything from your search that you don't want. Clearing away the clutter can help you see what is there that can be helpful.
Click here to go to the NASA site and see what pages and info they have for you there. Use the search button and enter your keywords.
Use this Science in Context widget to help you answer some of your questions. It will read you the information, so it's good if you would rather listen to than read your info!!