I created this web quest to integrate science and technology with reading and writing. This web quest aims to develop students understanding of animal behaviors and adaptation through collaborative discovery using the internet. This type of engagement promotes 21st century learning and a deeper understanding of the science concept. This WebQuest seeks to engage students in higher level thinking skills by having them analyze the information by comparing and contrasting a sea turtle and a land tortoise, creating a model of the animal, and designing a habitat.
North Carolina Standard Course of Study Competency Goal 1: The learner will make observations and conduct investigations to build an understanding of animal behavior and adaptation: 1.01 Observe and describe how all living and nonliving things affect the life of a particular animal including: Plants, Weather, and Climate. 1.02Observe and record how animals of the same kind differ in some of their characteristics and discuss possible advantages and disadvantages of this variation.1.03Observe and discuss how behaviors and body structures help animals survive in a particular habitat.1.04 Explain and discuss how humans and other animals can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats.1.05Recognize that humans can understand themselves better by learning about other animals.Common Core Standards- English Language Arts Standards »Writing » Grade 3Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information
All images were attained using Google Images:theeducatorsspinonitblog.spot.comflickriver.comsubtletea.comblakelycomputers.comworldzootoday.comSpecial thanks to my professor Dr. Aiken, who assigned this WebQuest Project. I have learned a great deal from this expereince.