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A Fifth Grade Cells and Microorganism WebQuest
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We are looking for employees to track down fugitive microorganisms that are currently at large. Some of these guys are harmful while others are helpful, but it is important that all of them are found. We need your help!
The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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If you accept this job, the CDC will be counting on you to track down several very important microorganisms who are missing. In order to locate them you will have to know how they think and where they live. Tracking down fugitives of any kind is a difficult job. You will need to employ the help of citizens to find these rascals.
In this commission you will be working together with one other CDC new hire. Each pair will complete the Task. As a member of the group you will explore WebPages from people all over the world who know about the microorganisms. Because these are real WebPages we're tapping into, not things made just for schools, the reading level might challenge you. Feel free to use the online Webster dictionary or one in your classroom. **Do not forget to keep a log of all the websites visited on the form provided.
Start and complete part 1. When you finish move on to part 2. When you finish that move on to part 3.
You must first meet with your CDC coworker. With your coworker, brainstorm any information you know about microorganisms. This can include types, where it they are usually found, their names, symptoms, usefulness, or any other facts you may know. This will help you to understand the strengths and weaknesses of microorganisms and just how much information you and your coworker may already know. Next, review some overview information on microorganisms by clicking on the CDC database button below. When you are finished with the information close the browser page to return to work. Discuss which microorganism you and your coworker would like to hunt down. Make sure you have included a first, second and third choice. Submit a proposal with the above information to the microorganism manager.
CDC Microorganism Database
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After discussing information you already know about microorganisms divide the work load with the roles below. Please remember this is a group decision. These roles include:
Quality Controller - You are the facilitator of the team. Make a notebook from 7 sheets of notebook paper and 2 pieces of construction paper. Staple together. Make sure that you both stay on task, keep a record of the resources used in your search, and keep a record of all the information gathered at the end of each work day in the notebook you made.
Researcher - You are responsible for discovering and explaining to your partner your microorganisms purpose and function. What does it do? Where does it live? Is it harmful or beneficial? Why?
Advertisement Designer –You are responsible for researching wanted poster layouts and sketching out a design for your poster. Make sure you include all necessary information from the task at hand. Share, discuss, and modify if necessary with your coworker.
Advertisement Producer – Create your wanted poster from the sketched plan. Make the poster attention getting and appealing using a poster board that is at least 12” x 24” in size.
Use the following web sites to investigate your microorganisms. They should help you gather facts and information to complete your task of creating an advertisement that will help to track down and locate your organism.
Also make use of other resources including encyclopedias, science textbooks, and library books located in the room as well as in your local media center.
Follow the bullets below to first create your sketch and then to create the Wanted Poster.
Present your poster to the other members of the CDC staff. Share the information you have learned about the microorganism you are trying to track down.
Now, how do we get the word out to a greater amount of citizens?
For your next assignment, put on your digital media hat and create a newscast, special bulletin, or commercial. You may use your wanted posters and Movie Maker to create a captivating program that will spread your message!