Middle Country School District
5th Grade Capstone Inquiry Research Process
The Capstone experience is an inquiry research process, based upon the students’ interests and curiosity. It is an independent research project, whereby students demonstrate the research process, technology, reading, and writing skills that they have learned during their elementary school experience. They are using an organized, comprehensive method based on The Big 6 research model. Inquiry research is a vehicle for differentiating the curriculum and provides optimal learning opportunities for students with diverse needs.