Science Web Quests
Maker | What's
A Web Quest, You Ask?
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.
use of Technology - Do you really understand the rules of using
Synthesis - Your task is to watch the animation on the link
and answer the questions regarding protein synthesis.
Experimentation - This Web quest will help you develop your
own understanding of what is involved in "the classic experiment"
through learning the basic concepts, contrasting "the experiment"
with other methods of primary research, serving as a participant
(or subject) in an experiment, becoming familiar with the ethical
issues in experiments, critiquing experimental designs, and finally
through developing and critiquing your own experimental design.
Forests - Why is the Rain Forest important? What are some of the animals
that live there?
WILL KILL YOU - Smoking cigarettes does not make a person look cool.
That is a fabricated lie made up by some high school students who wanted
people to think they were popular.
the Dolphins - Why should we stop dolphins from being killed? How
are people hurting dolphins?
and Inventors - Every day, we are surrounded by the inventions, research
and experiments that have been done before we were born.
Start to Success! - What are ways that students can eat healthy before,
during, and after school?
System Wonders - How does gravity affect the orbit of the planets?
Active for Life - What does it take to be active for life?
in Arctic Tundra - You will choose one of the animals given, research
on it by writing questions to help you with the research and share your
findings using podcast.
It Up - The Spanish language is spoken in 15 of the 19 countries in
South and Central America and in a few in North America as well. Apparently
el Espanol is a pretty big deal.
Art of Brainwashing - Can you identify different types of propaganda
and their specific purpose? Can you make up an ad that uses the techniques
you have learned to identify?
Dangers of Steroids - Students must research the effects of steroids
and gather information about their history, uses (both positive and negative)
and side effects.
Pioneers of PTE - Periodic table is the bible of chemistry. Have you
ever wondered how the periodic table of elements come about?
Planets - You are a member of an international scientific team in
charge of the first planetary colony in our solar system. You must analyze
at least four different planets and decide on which planet to colonize.
Scientific Method - At the end of this assignment you and your partner
will need to answer the following question: How can using the Scientific
Method help to solve everyday problems?
Solar System_ - Throughout this Science lesson we will learn some
new and interesting facts about all eight planets in our Solar System,
as well as review information we have already learned.
Wonderful Water Cycle - Why is the water cycle important to us as
well as nature?
Wonders of Weather - Students will create "cloudscapes" to demonstrate
their understanding of cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus clouds.
to Fight Obesity - What are some ways in which students and children
alone, can help one another in promoting healthier lifestyles and fight
- What is a volcano? What happens when a volcano erupts? Where are volcanoes
Watchers! - Have you ever wondered how meteorologists predict the
weather? Well, this week you will be able to watch, record, and predict
the weather just like a meteorologist!
Tobacco Use - You and your classmates will be investigating the reasons
why teens choose to use tobacco. Who influences them to use tobacco or
not to use tobacco?
Physical Fitness - Students will be given a daily log in which they
will keep track of all physical activity they participate in and the duration
of the activity, for a week.
Quest - Wow! You have been asked by the National Junior Geographic
Society to go on a mission to find out about different whales and particularly
find out about the whales that are becoming extinct.
Watch - Our job is to learn more about these animals and help them
to survive so they will always swim in our oceans. Each student will belong
to a group that will gather information on a whale species and present
that information to the rest of the class.
Are What You Eat - You are to analyze and reflect on one day of food/drink
consumption from when you make up to when you go to bed.
- The animals at the local zoo have escaped! As a community, we are going
to get together and help the zoologist put the animals back where they