Webquest on Sea Animals
Congratulations!! You got the job! You have been chosen from a pool of thousands of applicants to work at the prestigious Central Coast Aquarium. Your job title is curator, or tour guide. You will be responsible for giving tours at our aquarium. You have been selected because you put forth great effort and your portfolio of work shows that you really care about the end product. Way to go!
Your first assignment will be to study the marine animal of your choice and to make a presentation. You need to quickly become an "expert" in your field. Of course, when you make your presentation, the audience at the Central Coast Aquarium can ask you anything about your animal, so it would be in your best interest to know as much as you can learn about your animal. Good luck in your first endeavor!
The following books may be helpful in your quest for knowledge:
Magic School Bus Under the Ocean Floor, by Joanne Cole
Please refer to the links below for information on your sea animal.
Your new job requires you to go through the following steps:
1. Choose one sea animal to study:
whale, dolphin, shark sea otter, or sea turtle.
2. Find information on the following and write in paragraph form:
What does your animal look like? What color is it? How much does your animal weigh? How long is it? Is it a mammal? How do they move?
What ocean does your animal live in? Does it live in arctic or tropical waters? Does your animal migrate?
What they Eat
What eats the sea animal? How does it survive in its environment?
Find the most interesting detail for the end of your report.
3. It is important to edit your work.
After you write your report, you may use Kid Pix to organize the information that you learned. You may want to use a slide show format with one topic per slide.
Another way to present your information is in a detailed brochure with pictures.
Another choice is to create a poster complete with the information that you learned.
Now you are ready to present!
Your performance grade will be based on the following:
Very detaled report. You answered most questions that were asked. Excellent information! 25 pts
Somewhat detailed; good information. 19 pts
Not much information in report. 10 pts
Worked well in group; shared computers;took turns talking; listened well; helped one another; everyone took part.
Cooperated pretty well, with only a few disagreements
Not much of a group effort; did not share or listen to others; 10 pts
Title; attempted paragraph form; self editing evident; good spelling; used capitals and punctuation 25 pts
Some editing evident; spelled most of high frequency words correctly; usually used punctuation and capitalization.
Too many errors and not enough attention to detail.
Looked at audience; group took turns; Referred to information presented; Spoke loudly 25pts
Good attempt at eye contact; took turns speaking; most of information presented 19 pts
Could not hear presentation ; need to remember eye contact;
need to present more information 10 pts