Students often have difficulty researching on the internet because after they do one search with certain key words or phrases, they give up. This is a sheet to use before research begins so students can brainstorm alternate key words and search terms before starting research, so if one search fails, they have a tool to use to try another. This is a great way to teach vocabulary, and a different way to describe the same thing. This is best used when modeled first by the teacher, and then the students complete the sheet in small groups or as partners. Using thesaurus tools can help with this. Also, this sheet helps focus research by only including 4 research questions.