Before beginning any research unit, I always find myself working with students to narrow or expand their research topics. After years of trial and error, I found the heart of the problem was that students didn't understand WHY they needed to narrow or expand their topics. I created these task cards to be used as a part of a small group discussion activity. The cards are divided into two groups: a class assignment card and a topic. Students work together to decide which topic works best for each assignment. We then share their findings with the whole class and compare. The assignments/topics are uneven to promote discussion. Print each slide as full page or use print options in Powerpoint to put six cards per page.