40 Ways in Which to Present Research

Presenting research is an integral part of schooling.  It can be done simply by talking, but often times in the business world you need to be able to show your audience such as you boss or team members, the material you've gathered in different ways.  Practicing this skill in your formative years helps you to hone your abilities. 



This is something that we are focusing on with the lad this year.  Hopefully each week, but at least a couple times a month, he will be presenting his research in a method of his choice from a list that we give him.

This is our list:
  1. Diorama/shadow box
  2. Essay
  3. Picture essay (using drawings or photos)
  4. Video
  5. Slide Show Presentation
  6. Poster
  7. Create a cartoon/comic
  8. Write a script
  9. Puppet Show
  10. Design a theatre poster/billboard
  11. Create an advertisement
  12. Write a cartoon
  13. Design a model - lego, papercraft, clay etc
  14. Write a poem
  15. Lab Report
  16. Animal report - name, habitat, classification
  17. Compose a song
  18. Five minute speech 
  19. Timeline
  20. Make a board game incorporating key elements
  21. Create a flow chart or diagram
  22. Make a word search
  23. Make a postcard
  24. Make a question and answer key
  25. Create a set of task cards
  26. Design an interactive notebook
  27. Make a pamphlet
  28. Write a newspaper article
  29. Use a Venn Diagram to compare two aspects of the topic
  30. Create a map
  31. Decorate a box and fill it with relevant objects
  32. Create a flip book
  33. Create a scavenger hunt about your topic
  34. Do a Newscast
  35. Write an advice column (or a video) about a problem with your topic
  36. Write a glossary of relevant terms
  37. Write an instruction booklet
  38. Make a bookmark
  39. Make a top 10 list
  40. Design a book cover
All the lad has to do is choose one of these methods in order to present his information and then present it.  It will hopefully stretch him and teach him a few things.  He can't repeat a method unless he talks to us. My goal is to keep all his projects to present at a Project Fair at the end of the year.  He wants to base most of his research projects around his current favourite topic: ANTS. 

Why have all these different methods to present research?
It's good to keep creative juices flowing, it will help him see there is more than one way to show his work, it will help him see the joy of being concise, and the need for less brevity.   Some of his work will coincide with crafts he's making for a children's Christmas sale, so he can kill two birds with one stone. 

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10 comments

  1. This is very cool! I always thought that presenting something was just writing it down. Thank you for sharing this. - Miss E

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    1. Miss E. I am delighted to have shown you more possibilities

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  2. These are great ideas!! I am never thought of a few of these,thanks you!

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    1. I'm delighted Jen, I always like giving people new ideas

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  3. Wow - who knew there were so many methods of presenting research and information?! Great list!

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  4. This looks like a great way to keep research assignments from becoming repetitive.

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    1. it is, the lad has all year to work through as many methods as he can. :)

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