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site was designed as an assessment component of ED350 for teacher
educators at the University of the South Pacific. It's intention is to
aid teachers and students in the Pacific Island Countries in teaching
and learning of the Nitrogen Cycle.
Our group created this webquest for Science/Biology Class at Form 5 and Form 6 level.
site cover details on the processes of the Nitrogen Cycle and its
significance to sustaining life in the Pacific. It also cover possible
human activities that threatens our ecosystem by imposing drastic
effects on the Nitrogen Cycle.
SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHING
from teaching Nitrogen Cycle using a scenario type of learning as shown
in this webquest, we also suggest other alternative ways of teaching
nitrogen cycle. These includes:
1. Persuasion Tasks
goes beyond simple retelling, whereby students build a case based on
what they have read. This could come in the form of a presentation,
writing a letter or designing a video.
2. Scientific Tasks
students carry out scientific investigations using the internet to make
hypothesis based on understanding the background information. Test
hypothesis by gathering data from pre-selected sources and determine
whether the hypothesis were supported and describing the results and
implications in standard scientific report.