This is a 3rd Grade webquest created for a CLIL lesson (MeNuK). At the end of the lesson the students should be able to say how many stages there are in the life cycle of a frog, name all five of the life stages of a frog in order, and give at least one example of what takes place in each of those stages.
The standard benchmarks that this lesson focuses are the following:
The students should be curios about nature. They explore, experience, keep records and create it.
Therefor they are able to use technical aid and media sources to get information about nature by themselves.
It also meets the part "Human, Animal, Plant" where students realise their responsibility for the protection and preservation of nature and our environment.
(source: Bildungsplan 2004 Grundschule Baden-Württemberg, online: http://www.bildung-staerkt-menschen.de/service/downloads/Bildungsplaene/Grundschule/Grundschule_Bildungsplan_Gesamt.pdf)
Students will navigate through the webquest to find information on frogs. They will discover facts on the physical features and characterstics of frogs and they will better understand their life cycles and their habitats. The activity requires students to work in groups. The lesson should take a good week to discuss and define the basics of a frogs life cycle. We will use the time aloted for science and at the end of the project we will combine science and art to create a "Save a Frog" poster. You could also have a live frog going through the process which you should allow a full month or two to develope into adulthood.
They will research the metamorphosis of frogs to identify the different states of their life cycle. Once the students have compiled their research they will print out a buddy book and fill in the gaps.