This bundle purchase is for 10 various webquest / Internet assignments. These assignments are perfect for in-school computer lab work or to be assigned as homework. The included work has been designed for Grades 6th – 8th but some minor changes should make it perfect for older or younger students as needed.
Included with this bundle package are the following assignments:
1) ANIMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME WEBQUEST-CROSSWORD PUZZLE
This is a simple one-day technology search activity that students love. I usually save it for an End of the Year time when there's just the odd day to fill for a lesson plan.
This purchase is for a combination webquest-crossword puzzle that challenges students to identify the common names of 50 different animals based on the scientific names that have been provided.
Students love webquests and worksheets that feel more like a game so this assignment combines them for the best of both worlds. It's great to use with partners or can be substituted for homework or extra credit as well! *ANSWER KEY IS PROVIDED* as well as a list of all 50 animals common - scientific names.
2) ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM WEBQUEST VOCABULARY PUZZLE
This is a combination webquest-crossword puzzle that challenges students to identify or research 38 different vocabulary terms based on the provided definitions.
The focus of this assignment is Electricity & Magnetism. Examples of some of the words included are: alternating current, thermal energy, Ohm's Law, conduction, solenoid, poles, magnetosphere, and 31 others.
Students love webquests and worksheets that feel more like a game so this assignment combines them for the best of both worlds. It's great to use as homework or extra credit as well! *ANSWER KEY PROVIDED*
3) SPACE TECHNOLOGY TIMELINE WEBQUEST
Here is a webquest that is perfect for adding additional information to any unit focusing on NASA's work to learn more about space and planets/
On the front side students are asked to use the Internet to find 9 specific dates connected to NASA's history and what event took place on this date. This information is perfect for future classroom discussions or when asking students to design a timeline of important events.
The back side has 11 specific questions on historical space moments for students to answer including; On what date did humans first walk on the moon?, What were the names of vehicles in NASA's space shuttle program, What is Voyager 2, What is New Horizons?...and more.
This webquest is perfect for homework and the information gained can help improve classroom discussion while also being used toward writing pieces or projects.
4) MEASURING MACHINE WEBQUEST
This webquest is great for middle school or high school and can be used in math, science, or language arts classes.
Students are given a list of 55 measuring devices. They must research 15 of the machines of their choosing and identify:
-What does the machine measure?
-Who invented the measuring machine?
-When was the measuring machine invented?
This webquest is perfect for research before a project and provides great connections between math and science and real world uses of this technology.
5) SHARKS (RESEARCH PROJECT / WEBQUEST/ PUZZLE)
This assignment is three separate parts that focus on sharks. These papers are great for any science or language arts class since they focus on research and vocabulary.
1 - Shark Research - a research paper for students to choose a shark of their choice and find key facts (scientific name, physical characteristics, predators, prey, habitat, etc...) There is also a place for students to sketch a picture of both the shark and its' tooth.
2 - Shark Webquest - this webquest focuses on the scientific names of various shark species. 13 common shark names are provided and students need to find the shark's scientific name. The 13 scientific names are provided and student's must find the shark's common name.
3 - Shark Vocabulary Puzzle - a vocabulary criss-cross with the 26 species of shark (so only use this after the webquest), students must complete the puzzle and then write some sentences using key vocabulary.
These assignments are great for homework or for an introduction to any form of animal research project.
6) FIELDS OF SCIENCE (WEBQUEST / RESEARCH / WORDSEARCH)
This is a great webquest to explain to students the various fields/areas/departments that make up SCIENCE. It can be used in all science classes or in language arts as a vocabulary enforcement.
Included in the webquest are 67 fields of science. Students are tasked with choosing 8 fields and researching them to learn what the field of science measures as well as additional facts.
This is a perfect assignment to begin a year/semester with your students and leads perfectly into class discussion, writing, or research projects.
A shortened version of the webquest is provided for middle school students or for those choosing a simpler 1-day activity.
A wordsearch is also included as a fun follow-up or extra credit.
*ANSWER KEY IS PROVIDED*
7) ELEMENT RESEARCH & FACEBOOK PAGE PROJECT
This Is a simple project that science teachers can include with their unit on the Periodic Table of Elements (works well with middle school or high school as the main factor will simply be time required).
1) Webquest : students will choose one element from the Periodic Table and research some basic facts and history on the element (year of discovery, who discovered, properties, phase, uses, etc...)
2) Facebook Page Creation : the checklist-directions instruct students to design an imaginary Facebook Page for the element they researched. All key information on the Periodic Table is used as is information from their Webquest Research Page.
The project works best using MS-Word but can also be done as an artwork project (provided all facts have been researched in advance). An example page is provided for the element - Hydrogen.
8) PLANET CHART WEBQUEST
Students love this planet chart webquest since it's a visual break from the standard question and answer worksheets. It's perfect for a computer lab assignment or for homework/extra credit.
A chart with nine rows is provided. One piece of information has been filled in into each row giving students a hint on which planet fits that row. Students must use the Internet to determine the correct order that the planets fit into the chart as well as filling in missing pieces of information such as: number of moons, atmosphere gases, space probes that have studied the planet, planet diameter, etc...
The completed chart can then be used for classroom discussion, Venn Diagrams, focused writing, or as notes for a future quiz or project.
9) GENERAL SCIENCE INTRODUCTION SCAVENGER HUNT
This webquest is great for science classes using computers/tablets. The 16 questions cover a wide variety of topics from planets, element, rocks, animals, and famous scientists. This is a great 1-hour technology based activity to introduce students to science.
10) HUMAN BODY SYSTEM WEBQUEST & CROSS-CROSS PUZZLE
The following assignment can be used in the school's computer lab, as homework, or as extra credit.
The focus of the assignment is Human Body Systems. Students research 4 body systems on the Internet to find key organs and facts. A vocabulary puzzle sheet focusing on the human body is also included.
Each assignment is provided as an MS-Word document to make modifying easy to fit the needs of your students. Unless noted, answer keys are not provided.
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