Dinosaurs Your WebQuest Adventure By Jennifer Welch
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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!