Teaching Resource

Inquiry Project - Template

PDF, Word | 9 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

A diverse template to help students craft inquiry questions to produce different types of projects.

This teaching resource is a fantastic template that can be used in a large variety of ways. Inquiry learning has become a large part integrated topical learning and can be difficult to help students feel facilitated when making their own learning choices.

This template can be used to direct work with your chosen class unit, or be a useful tool for full negotiated, flipped learning styles to empower students to say what they would like to learn. Digital Citizenship and good research practise can be a difficult skill for students to maintain. This template gives students a place to document their research information and ensure they keep away from easy downfalls such as plagiarism and distracting resource types that do not contribute to their final presentation.

You can use all pages of this template, or pick the ones relevant to your classroom needs.

These pages include assistance with:

  • home learning
  • success criteria
  • investigation purpose
  • parent interaction
  • project choices
  • presentation types
  • locating and integrating personal interests
  • community involvement
  • Genius Hour references
  • previous knowledge and understanding
  • primary and secondary resource use
  • question promoting
  • research organisation
  • presentation planning
  • drafting templates
  • good referencing practise
  • digital citizenship
  • research hints and tips
  • project tracking calendar
  • reflection exit sheet
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Emily Bullus

I am looking forward to using the resource. I would love to see a sample one filled out if anyone has any?!

Emily Bullus · Jul 15th, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

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Tom (Teach Starter) · Jul 17th, 2020

Joanne Butler

Hi, is there a word version of this? I want to personalise it to our class context. Happy to keep the Teach Starter logos etc, just want to prefill some of the bits and cut out ones that don’t suit our needs.

Joanne Butler · Feb 5th, 2020

Royce (Teach Starter)

Hey Joanne, that sounds like a fantastic idea. To progress this idea forward, could I please ask that you make a Change Request on the resource page? This will send it to the right channels to be made.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Feb 6th, 2020

Rose Raward

This is a great scaffold for any year group. I had created bits and pieces to support inquiry process for Stage 3 but this resource covers more parts that can be integrated across KLAs.

Rose Raward · Dec 30th, 2019

Royce (Teach Starter)

Hey Rose, thank you so much for taking the time to give your lovely feedback. I am glad the adaptable use of this resource is being well received.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Dec 31st, 2019

Resource Updates

  • An editable Word version has been added.

    Addition by Paul (Teach Starter) Feb 6th, 2020

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