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Whale Migration

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This is a WebQuest for grades 5 and 6 to explore whale migration.

This is a WebQuest for grades 5 and 6 to explore whale migration.

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  • 1. Whale Migration Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for 5th and 6th Grade on the Migration of Whales Designed by Erin Nagel [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
  • 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] You are on an adventure to learn about whales. You will discover how to identify the whales you see in the ocean and which whales are close to where you live. You will learn about the movement of whales in the oceans and where they spend their summers and winters.
  • 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] After gathering information about your whales, you will: 1. Show on a world map the migration path of your whales 2. Write a one page story about your whales using Microsoft Word 3. Create a PowerPoint with pictures of your whales 4. Prepare an excel document with a chart showing this information for your group the length of each whale the weight of each whale the summer location of each whale the winter location of each whale Title
  • 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>You will be in a group of 5 students. </li></ul><ul><li>Each student will pick a type of whale: a gray whale, a humpback whale, a blue whale, a right whale, and a bottlenose dolphin. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you've picked a whale, use the internet resources to answer these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the size (length, weight) of my whale? </li></ul><ul><li>What are identifying characteristics of my whale? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the diet of my whale? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does my whale spend the summers? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does my whale spend the winters? </li></ul><ul><li>Here are the internet links to use in finding the answers to your questions. </li></ul><ul><li>http: //seawifs . gsfc . nasa . gov/ocean_planet .html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. seaworld .org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. jasonproject .org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. photolib . noaa .gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. pbs .org/oceanrealm/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. tmmc .org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. acsonline .org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. wdcs .org/Customers/wdcs2/newsfeed.nsf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. whaleresearch .com </li></ul><ul><li>As a group, </li></ul><ul><li>1. Prepare a word processed paper of one page telling what you learned about whales. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Prepare a PowerPoint with pictures of your whales. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Prepare an Excel document with a chart about your whales. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Use colored push pins and yarn to chart on a world map the migration path of your whales. </li></ul>
  • 5. Student Evaluation Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] The student Self-Assessment Rubric is located at http://www.rippleeffectlearning.com/webquest/studentrubric.html The PowerPoint Project Rubric is located at http://www.rippleeffectlearning.com/webquest/teacherrubric.html
  • 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Upon completion of this unit, you will have factual information about the size and diet of whales identifying characteristics of different whales the migration path of whales You will also have prepared a word processed report on what you learned have charted on a world map the migration path of certain whales have prepared a PowerPoint file with pictures of whales have prepared an Excel document with a chart containing information about whales
  • 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Thank you to the Joni Turville for the student self-assessment rubric and teacher multimedia project rubric. These internet sites contain information about whales: http: //seawifs . gsfc . nasa . gov/ocean_planet .html http://www. seaworld .org http://www. jasonproject .org/ http://www. photolib . noaa . gov http://www. pbs . org/oceanrealm/ http://www. tmmc .org http://www. acsonline .org http://www. wdcs .org/Customers/wdcs2/newsfeed. nsf http://www. whaleresearch .com This WebQuest was created as an assignment for a course in Educational Technology at Colorado State University. It is based on the structure and information provided at these two resources: The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group
  • 8. Whale Migration [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for 5th and 6th Grade on the Migration of Whales Designed by Erin Nagel [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 9. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson was developed as an assignment for an Educational Technology class at Colorado State University. This lesson is about the identification of different species of whales and their migration paths. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 10. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This WebQuest is designed for 5th and 6th grade science, geography, and reading. Learners must have a basic working knowledge of how to use the Internet, how to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Powerpoint. Additional elements could be added to this lesson to extend into the higher grades. Suggested topics for extension are: How do whales hear and what is the impact of sonar use by our government on whales? How do human activities impact the ability of whales to survive in the ocean? Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 11. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Colorado Science Standards for Grades 6-8 Standard 3: Life Science: Students know and understand the characteristics and structure of living things, the processes of life, and how living things interact with each other and their environment. Colorado Math Standards for Grades 5-8 Standard 5: Students use a variety of tools and techniques to measure, apply the results in problem-solving situations, and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems. Colorado Model Content Standards GEOGRAPHY for Grades 5-8 1. Students know how to use and construct maps, globes, and other geographic tools to locate and derive information about people, places, and environments. 1.1 Students know how to use maps, globes, and other geographic tools to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective. 3.2 Students know the characteristics and distributions of physical systems of land, air, water, plants, and animals. Colorado Model Content Standards READING AND WRITING for Grades 5-8 1. Students read and understand a variety of materials. 2. Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences. 3. Students write and speak using conventional grammar, usage, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. 4. Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. 5. Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources. This lesson also utilizes thinking and communication skills. creative production, observation and categorization, and teamwork. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 12. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Here is the link for the “student” process slide This lesson involves science, geography, reading and writing. It will take three periods for the students to research and three periods for the students to prepare their results. Procedure: 1. Discuss with the students about animal migration. Discuss how animals migrate to find food and breeding grounds. 2. Tell the class they are going to research migration behaviors of different whales and how to identify different whales. 3. Divide the classroom into groups of 5 students and have each student in a group pick a different type of whale: a gray whale, a humpback whale, a blue whale, and a right whale and a bottlenose dolphin. 4. Have each group use the internet to answer the following questions: What is the length, identifying characteristics, diet of your whales? How far do your whales travel? Where do your whales spend the summers? Where do your whales spend the winters? Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 13. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The materials need for this lesson are: A large world map Pushpins in different colors Yarn in colors to match the pushpins Colored markers Access to computers to prepare documents Access to the Internet http: //seawifs . gsfc . nasa . gov/ocean_planet .html http://www. seaworld .org http://www. jasonproject .org/ http://www. photolib . noaa . gov http://www. pbs . org/oceanrealm/ http://www. tmmc .org http://www. acsonline .org http://www. wdcs .org/Customers/wdcs2/newsfeed. nsf http://www. whaleresearch .com Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 14. Evaluation (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The student Self-Assessment Rubric is located at http://www.rippleeffectlearning.com/webquest/studentrubric.html The PowerPoint Project Rubric is located at http://www.rippleeffectlearning.com/webquest/teacherrubric.html Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 15. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>The WebQuest model is best suited for learners who can navigate the Web on their own and can read the kinds of material commonly found on the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Gather materials listed on the resources page plus various books on whales. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with the students animal migration. Start with birds. Discuss why birds migrate. Explain that animals migrate to find food. Ask the students if they know of any other animals that migrate. Introduce whale migration. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the class that they are going to research the migration of whales in groups of 5 students. Each student will be a different species of whale. </li></ul><ul><li>The groups will have three class periods to research the web sites provided and three class periods to prepare a word processed report, a PowerPoint, and an Excel document. </li></ul><ul><li>This page is linked to the Process segment off of the Teacher Page </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 16. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson introduces students to the eco-systems of the ocean by studying the migration paths of whales. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 17. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Thank you to the Joni Turville for the student self-assessment rubric and teacher multimedia project rubric. These internet sites contain information about whales: http: //seawifs . gsfc . nasa . gov/ocean_planet .html http://www. seaworld .org http://www. jasonproject .org/ http://www. photolib . noaa . gov http://www. pbs . org/oceanrealm/ http://www. tmmc .org http://www. acsonline .org http://www. wdcs .org/Customers/wdcs2/newsfeed. nsf http://www. whaleresearch .com This WebQuest was created as an assignment for a course in Educational Technology at Colorado State University. It is based on the structure and information provided at these two resources: The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion

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