Science Web Quests
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Galaxy of Knowledge - We'll begin our astronomy unit by finding
out basic information about the the planets and stars (including
our Sun), and discover why we have eclipses, seasons, and varying
phases of the moon.
Natural Reserves - You are an ecologist who is in charge of
create a "Safari" with tourists that comes to the Africa Natural
Reserve to met wild animals in their own habit.
and Performance - Many young athletes are aware that alcohol
is unhealthy but they are unaware of the effects it has on their
Athlete's Diet - Sports Nutrition is essential for athletes
as how they fuel their body can be the difference between a personal
best or an average performance. As such as an athlete you will want
to do some research into the type of diet an athlete in your chosen
sport would eat as a result of their energy requirements.
and Physiology - As a result, by participating in this WebQuest you
will become more familiar with the structural and functional organization
of your body's musculoskeletal system; in hopes of truly increasing your
Classification- If you were an animal, which animal would you be?
What kind of animal is it and what is it like?
Safari - Imagine you are a visitor from another planet. You have studied
Earth and you know the two types of living things, plants and animals
that exist on Earth.
and Plant Cells - You will learn the cellular structure and functions
of plant and animal cells, their differences and similarities, and the
functions and differences/similarities of the cell's organelles.
Need Homes Too - Are there shelters for homeless animals? Is there
Foster Care for stray animals? What can we do to help homeless animals?
Inactivity - The dangers of not receiving enough physical activity
will also be examined. Also, students are going to be asked to gauge their
own physical activity habits and determine if they are receiving enough
of the United States - You will study some of the biomes that are
unique to the United States of America. At the end of your study you will
create a poster presentation that will show what you have learned.
Fit! Eat Smart - What are the key guidelines that one should follow
when having a well balanced and nutritious diet?
Matter - This web quest will cause students to discern The classifications
of matter, states of matter, and properties and changes of matter.
- Can you think of other uses of cloning? Do you think cloning is ethical?
Can you foresee any issues with cloning? Would you want a clone?
Sweating - In this Webquest students you will be able discover,analyze,and
summarize the water cycle including evaporation,condensation,and precipitation.
Reefs - In the Ocean one of the most amazing sights is coral reefs.
The coral reefs have been made home by many different species of plants
the Sun - It will be your mission to gather as much information about
the sun and report to the aliens as soon as possible.
- What do you think of when you hear the word "energy"? I think of electricity
energy. Did you know that everything and everyone works on energy?
of Planets - The task will involve researching two planets finding
out what they are made of, where it is located, if the planet can support
life, the size of the planet, and any other facts that interest you about
of Elements - The year is 1913 and you are Henry Moseley. You have
used X-rays to determine the number of protons in the nucleus of certain
Food is Fast - There are many young people that are not getting their
daily requirement of exercise despite the known benefits one receives
Your Own Exercise - Exercise is great for you, though you may not
think its so great. Some people look down upon exercise. "Running laps
is not interesting," or "Lifting weights takes too long, I dont see the
Expert - You have to produce a handbook on "Using Fingerprints to
Solve Crime". You then have to fingerprint your fellow rookie agents and
identify their fingerprint type and features.
and Athleticism - Why is flexibility important?
Label Detective - Your job as a Food Label Detective is to find out
how many calories from fat there are in foods based on looking at a food
Pyramid Guideline - The task of this web quest is to gain more information
on the health benefits in following the food pyramid guidelines.
Active - Why do you believe kids are becoming less and less motivated
to be active, and what do you think are some things that could help them
to get more active?
and Activity - The purpose of this Web Quest is to find out about
the hazards of inactivity and unhealthy eating as well as to search for
reasons as to why Americans should become active and have a healthy diet.
Dating - After gathering characteristics of a healthy dating relationship
from a variety of sources, create a three-column brochure that could be
handed out to the 7-12 students in our school.
Eating - Eating healthy can greatly benefit any individual. Having
proper nutrition will provide you with enough energy to feel physically
active and help you perform various physical activities.
Mother Nature - Mother Nature has lost her memory and needs your help
to remind her about the seasons.
Healthy is Your River? - Do the fish in your local river have a safe
home? Is the water they live in healthy?
Stuff Works - You and your group will research a technological process
that creates a familiar object or product. You will then work with your
group to create a poster showing the steps in that technological process.
to Diagnose Autism - Your task will be to learn about Autism, diagnosing
Autism, theories and treatment options. You will write an five page essay
as you were a psychologist consisting of diagnose and treatment a person
Animals - You are about to become an animal expert! You will be given
a total of five animals to research. Once you learn what category your
animals are divided into and why, you will share your expert opinion with
the class. Let's go!
Technology - We are going to discover new and interesting ways to
use the Internet to its full potential.
Stop Pollution - Why are your friends in school polluting the environment?
You must help to educate your friends about pollution, its effect and
ways to prevent it.
Fly! - You have just read about Amelia Earhart, who was an extraordinary
pilot. In this webquest you will learn about aircrafts and how they fly.
You will then use what you learn to create and design your own plane.
of the Earth - Today I am going to read one of the books from the
Magical School bus Series. This one is entitled �The Magic School bus:
Inside the Earth.�
about Children - Your task is to learn about infants, toddlers and
preschoolers and apply that knowledge to the development of an activity
that the day care could use for one or more of the age groups they are
about Frequency - In this webquest we are going to learn all about
frequency! Frequency is defined as the number of complete waves per unit
of time. During this lesson you will learn how frequency relates to sound
Get Physical - With the growing use of media in today's homes, children
are spending less and less time outside. What are some creative ways to
start getting kids back outside and active?
Cycle of a Butterfly - In this unit we have been learning about butterflies,
your job for today is to make a poster about the life cycle of a butterfly
with your partner and write down the stages that they go through.
Like a Rock Star - The student will design a personal workout plan
and exercise log based on personal goals, to implement throughout the
Magnets Matter - Wanted! Calling on young scientist to devise a plan
to help save the people of Lacombe from despair. Due to the massive thunderstorm
which struck two days ago the inhabitants are without electricity.
- For this project you and your partner are going to investigate microscopes.
to the Beat! - What goes into the process of teaching a dance for
others to learn? How can you break down a dance in order to make it easier
for someone to understand? Are you creative enough to develop your own
unique dance to be able to teach to someone else?
Habitats - Through this activity we are going to be looking at the
different impacts human interaction has on natural habitats and communities.
We will also be looking at ways that we can help minimize the negative
impact those natural habitats.
Resources - You will become an expert on a natural resource in Mississippi.
Bats in My Town - You and your consultation team members have your
own area of expertise. You each need to do research according to the job
to which you have been assigned.
of the Computer - You must use the world wide web to create a timeline
of computer development. Some questions to think about include: When was
the first computer created and by whom? How come we have such powerful
Changes - This webquest will help illustrate how molecular motion
is related to phase changes.
and Animal Cells - What are cells made of? What similarities and differences
do plant and animal cells have?
it Safe! - In this WebQuest you will be given an opportunity to created
projects to help other students understand the importance of being safe
in a science lab.
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