Natural Disasters. A Webquest for grades 3 -5. Introduction. Imagine that you are part of a national emergency response team. Your job is to work together with your group members to develop a weather forecast which will prepare viewers and listeners for an impending natural disaster.
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A Webquest for grades 3 -5
Imagine that you are part of a national emergency response team. Your job is to work together with your group members to develop a weather forecast which will prepare viewers and listeners for an impending natural disaster.
Each group will present a different forecast by exploring a different disaster. The natural disasters to choose from include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, thunderstorms, winter storms, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildfires, and heat/drought.
When we study natural disasters, there are many aspects we must consider.
In the following WebQuest, you will use the power of teamwork to learn all about natural disasters and emergency safety.
Then you will come together at the end to share your forecasts and get a better understanding of all natural disasters.
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Fact Fragment Frenzy, included in an extended research skills unit which also employs the Hints about Print interactive, aids students in learning the importance of finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. They practice by pulling important words from a text over to a virtual notebook (shown at left).
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Hints about Print, included in an extended research skills unit which also employs the Fact Fragment Frenzy interactive, aids students in evaluating print resources that contain the facts they need for compiling their research.
You may choose from the following• floods• hurricanes• tornadoes• tsunamis• thunder/lightning storms• winter storms• volcanoes• earthquakes• wildfires• heat/drought
These natural disaster categories were chosen because they each require swift and specific action from the National Emergency Response Team. Each of you has been assigned a particular disaster with links and instructions below. Here are the general instructions for all groups.
INSTRUCTIONS:1. All members from each WebQuest team will explore one of the natural disasters below. 2. Read through the files designated for your group. You can print out pages and underline the parts that you feel are important or cut and paste from the webpage into a word processor. 3. Remember to include the URL of the page you take information from so you can return to it and use it as a citation.4. Focus what you've learned into one concise meteorological report to fulfill the Task.
Projects suggested by students:
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a graphic organizer about your topic.
Complete the worksheet before using the Essay Map
This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement,main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details,
and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas.
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The Public URL for this WebQuest: www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=37658