Introduction Task Resources Process Evaluation Conclusion Standards Citations. A WebQuest for 2nd Grade Animal Habitats Designed by – Lori Suchland firstname.lastname@example.org EDTL 680 – Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning – Summer 2005 Based on a template from The WebQuest Page.
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Have you ever seen a penguin in the desert? Or a dolphin in the rainforest? Hopefully you have answered no to these questions. Animals can only live where they can survive.
In this WebQuest you are about to learn about and design an animal habitat. Here are the goals you are to work for to complete this activity.
1. Complete the 10 minute learning activity to learn what a habitat is.
2. Choose an animal to design a habitat for.
3. Design your habitat.
Your task is to work with a partner to develop a habitat that will be the home for your selected animal. It will include the essential building blocks of survival you will be learning about in this WebQuest.
The habitats can be created a few different ways. One choice is to create a diorama of your habitat. If you enjoy drawing you may make a poster representation. You may also come up with your own way to create a habitat but please discuss it with your teacher before starting. Remember to include all the essential needs of your specific animal and be creative.
You will need the following items to complete your WebQuest.
Click here to start.
Topic/Subject Area: Science/Habitats
Grade Level: 2nd Grade
Essential Question: What is a habitat? What are three things all habitats have in common? Why are these things so important?
Go to www.infohio.org/
Select “Resources for Grades K-5”.
Select SIRS Discoverer.
Enter username and password if prompted. Contact your librarians for this if needed.
Select the Animals icon from the Browse Subject Tree.
Select the Habitats link under Topic/subtopic.
Sort articles by Lexile.
Scroll down and select “Building Blocks for Survival”
Print a copy of the article to answer the essential question.
Additional Comments on Search Process:
Article can also be found by using keyword “habitat” in search box. Then, follow steps 7 and 8.
AnimalsClick on an animal to research. You will be looking for what this animal eats, where it finds its source of water, and where it tends to make its home.
What does this animal eat?
Where does this animal find water?
Where does this animal makes its home?Tarantula
Use the following web pages to help you with your tarantula habitat.
Build a habitat that is suitable for your animal. Make sure to include the basic building blocks of survival. By looking at your finished habitat, you should be able to answer the following questions.
Be creative. You may use any materials to help construct your habitat. (modeling clay, toy animals, etc.)
Congratulations on a job well done! You now know what living things need to survive. Be proud of your accomplishments.
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