Overview of the Mission: You and your team will be randomly assigned a planet and will have two weeks to research and create an informative and persuasive travel presentation designed to entice travelers to visit your exotic destination. The class will vote on their favorite presentation and the winning team's presentation will be featured on our school website!
Your mission will require you and two additional astronauts to form a team and to rotate the roles of the scientific researcher, stenographer (note taker), and presentation technologist. Your control headquarters (teacher) will provide you with the specific details of your overall mission (presentation) in the process section which is in the next section.
Please see section below for specific details of astronaut roles and student objectives for the lesson.
Astronaut Roles: the following roles will rotate daily to ensure equal participation by all team members.
Scientific Researcher- is responsible for navigating cyber space to gather the necessary facts, figures, and details about the team's planet.
Scientific Stenographer- is responsible for taking notes, cataloging graphics, and tracking biographical information and citations using APA standards.
Scientific Presentation Technologist- is responsible for researching and experimenting with the various forms of multimedia available in order to select the most effective technologies for the team's presentation and for preparing the presentation.
At the end of this WebQuest:
Students will be able to demonstrate team-based learning skills by working collaboratively throughout the WebQuest project to create a planetary presentation earning at least 9 out of a possible 16 points for cooperative learning skills by completing all role rotations and daily check-off lists (worth 1 point each per day of presentation preparation).
Students will be able to create a 3 minute travel presentation of an assigned planet containing at least 2 of the 4 required facts in the presentation.
Students will be able to create a 3 minute planetary travel presentation using at least 3 of the 4 required technological applications required.
Students will be able to create a 3 minute planetary travel presentation with less than 6 spelling, grammar, punctuation, or sentence structure errors.
Students will be able to write both an informative and persuasive planetary travel presentation.