This WebQuest was designed for students in grades 3-5 to better understand the 5 senses, and to also be able to develop a presentation for the class. It is filled with different information on each sense and allows the students to be able to do research at a young age in order to prepare them for their future assignments and presentations. The group presentation aspect of this Webquest is to help the students learn to work together and to develop visuals for effective presentations.
To begin this WebQuest you must first explain to the students that they will be studying the 5 senses in their science class. Then you will break them into 5 groups, and usually there will be 3 to a group which makes for roughly a class of 15. Each group will have a specific sense, and then each person within the group will have a specific role. The roles are the detective, the writer, and the reporter. The detective will be the main person in charge, they will gather clues, (research) and then relay them back to the writer, who will then record everything the detective says as well as fill out the worksheets that you will be giving them. Each worksheet is going to have one of the senses on it, and you will give one to each group and have them research and fill it out. After they do that, they need to come up with visuals for their sense to present along with what is on their paper. The reporter's job is to put the whole presentation together and then the group will present it to the class. You must give out the group presentation worksheet that the group must fill out and give to you at the time of the presentation. The final grade will consist of 25% being the worksheets, 25% being the recorded research, and 50% will be the actual presentation. It is important for major teacher assistance for each group due to the difficulty in this assignment.
In order to complete this assignment, you will need:
5 Senses Worksheets
Group Presentation Worksheet
Art Supplies for visuals
1.4A identify and demonstrate use of the five senses
1.5A acquire information including text, audio, video, and graphics
1.6B determine the usefulness and appropriateness of digital information
1.7A use software programs with audio, video, and graphics to enhance learning experiences
1.8A use communication tools to participate in group projects
1.8B use electronic tools and research skills to build a knowledge base regarding a topic, task, or assignment
1.16A recognize different purposes of media (e.g., informational, entertainment) (with adult assistance)
1.23B decide what sources of information might be relevant to answer these questions.