Before you start your WebQuest you must divide yourselves into groups of four students.
Each group must conduct the following activities to answer the following essential questions:
What is a flower? And what does it consist of?
What are the main parts of a flower? Are these parts important? Explain.
Is the flower important in our life? Explain.
What will happen if there are no flowers?
Collaborative and discoveryactivities:
- Each group will collect a sample or more of flowers from the school garden or any other garden?
- The groups start to examine the samples that they collected by using a magnifying lens.
- The students will determine the similar and different parts in all flowers.
- The students will draw the parts in all samples of flowers.
- The students will search the Internet to label the parts of a flowers and determine the function of each part.
- All drawings and the information collected will be displayed in the science lab to discuss it.
Aproblem solving activity:
If you have a male flower and a female flower of the same type, OR a typical flower (if you don't know what is a typical flower you can conduct your online search to find out), how the reproduction process takes place? How the pollen grains are transferred from the anther to the ovary? And what are the role of the:
- Stamen (Anther & Filament).
- Carpel (Stigma - Style - Ovary)
- The insects - Air - Water.
After the discussion and displaying the answers the students go to the following websites to determine how close were their answers to the truth.
The class will conduct a brainstorming to discuss the similarities and differences between their answers and the online resources.
- My students must take an online quiz.
- Sign up for http://quizstar.4teachers.org/index.jsp.
- Join the G 8 class.
- Find the Structure of a typical flower and reproduction in flowers.
- Take the quiz and the results will be sent to me automatically.
Try to answer this question:
The students will take time to discuss this question as a group. Each group will display the answer. The students will navigate the following websites to match their answers to these websites' answer.
Whyflowers are important to Earth?
- The students will work in groups of 4.
- Each group must a build a model of the typical flower.
- Each group must make a movie of how to build a model of a typical flower.
- The students can search the Internet to find the best way to build and label their model
- The project of each group will be evaluated by using a rubric.
- The groups will use the rubric on this WebQuest to help them accomplish their final product.
- The teacher will use the rubric to evaluate the final product.