Wanted: Research Assistants- a WebQuest- includes a time line as well as detailed lesson plans, assessment suggestions, related websites, sharing methods and outcomes.
Students receive a letter inviting them to work for a research company. After a short introduction, they team up to brainstorm using charts, websites, concept maps , movies and brochures. This lesson can be adapted for almost any science or social studies project. Cooperative learning and allocation of time play key roles in the success of products. The lesson takes approximately 26 hours if all the components are created. It can be lengthened or shortened or completed in a week, if more hours per day are allocated.