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WebQuest on Dinosaurs, Elementary level

WebQuest on Dinosaurs, Elementary level

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  • 1. Dinosaurs
    Your WebQuest Adventure
    By Jennifer Welch
  • 2. Introduction
    Welcome to the land of the dinosaurs. In this adventure, you and your partner are about to become famous paleontologists. You will discover a new type of dinosaur. You will have to present your discovery to the world.
  • 3. Your Task
    As a paleontologist your assignment is to:
    Research different types of dinosaurs from the three periods of The Mesozoic Era.
    Detail how various dinosaurs looked and acted.
    Include where and when they lived.
    Group dinosaurs by their likenesses and differences.
    Once you have a good understanding of what dinosaurs were all about, create your own dinosaur.
    Your final task will be to present your discovery to the world.
  • 4. As a palentologist:
    You and your partner must:
    Name your newly discovered dinosaur
    Provide a picture of the fossil
    Provide a likeness of how the dinosaur looked when it was alive
    Describe the characteristics of the dinosaur including what it ate, where it lived, when it lived, and what other creatures existed during the same period
    You must also come to a conclusion as to why you believe your dinosaur became extinct
    Use evidence from your research on dinosaurs to support your discovery
  • 5. Helpful Tips
    Be creative! The sky is the limit.
    Brainstorm with your partner. Share ideas.
    Stay organized. Decide how sort all of your information.
    Use additional resources as needed. There’s nothing wrong with a good old fashioned book.
    Most importantly, have FUN!
  • 6. The Process
    To conduct your research, use the following websites:
    Dino Don Inc.
    Dinosaur Floor: Meet the Dinosaurs
    Dinosaur Treks - Extinction Theories
    Dinosaurs - Dinosaur, facts, fossils, pictures, and information
    Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian
    KidsDinos.com
    Zoom Dinosaurs
  • 7. Evaluation
  • 8. Conclusion
    Congratulations! You have completed the WebQuest and have now become a world famous paleontologist. You have discovered a new dinosaur for all the world to enjoy. You have gained valuable dinosaur knowledge through your research. You are an expert!

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