GLT SARASWATI BAL MANDIR SR. SEC. SCHOOL NEHRU NAGAR ND-65 Desert Habitat WebQuest By: Deepak XF
Introduction◊ Chiminike Children’s Museum wants to create a new exhibit about the desert habitat, and guess what? The students of 2B have been asked to create and display the new room! The exhibit must be fun, creative, full of cool information about desert life, and include every student acting as a plant, animal, or native person of the desert!◊ Before the exhibit can be permanently displayed at Chiminike, it must first be presented at the American School. Chiminike wants to make sure that the new desert habitat display is educational, exciting, and attractive to all children.
TaskYou will work with a team of other geographers in your class. Youand your team will research characteristics of the Sahara desert and usethat information to design and create the new display! You will recordyour information in a data sheet or science journal.You and your team must investigate the following:*Characteristics of the Sahara desert.*Animals, plants, and people of the Sahara/their adaptations*What decorations and props will be used to create the scene?*How will each student act out his or her part creatively?
Process Step 1 The Sahara is a hot desert. What are hot deserts like?Click on “Sahara” below. Write four characteristics of hot deserts on your data sheet. Sahara Click here for more information.
Step 2 Click on any of the animals or plants below to research information about them. Choose any four and write three (3) facts about each one on your data sheet. *Camel *Fennec fox *Gazelle *Jerboa *Ostrich *Scorpion *Peccary Rattlesnake Coyote Jack rabbit Thorny Saguaro Barrel cactus Yucca Aloe devilDragon tree Old man Prickly pear Desert *Cactus cactus cactus spoonThe plants/animals with a * are found in the Sahara Desert . The others are not.
Step 3Click here. After investigating, discuss with your group onething that you learned about the Tuareg people.
Step 4Think about the plant, animal, or person that you will represent in themuseum. What will you say? How will your character pose/stand?When presenting, you must talk in first person and give the mostimportant information about your character. Work with your team towrite four to six lines. You will say these lines by memory in themuseum. All members of the team will use the same lines. Getinformation from this WebQuest, books, or other people.You must practice in front of the class once everyone memorizes thelines. Write your lines on your data sheet or in your science journal.
Step 5 *What is an oasis? Click here. Write what you learned on your data sheet. Draw a picture of an oasis and a sand dune.
Step 6Click below to see examples of deserts.Deserts 1Desert 2Desert 3Desert 4Sitting with your team, discuss what things need to be included in thedesert scene for the museum. Make a list.Also discuss who will bring the materials or how they are going to bemade.
ConclusionYou are ready to put all of this information together to create thedisplay for the museum! Chiminike is going to be so excited about itsnew room!As you explored the websites, I hope that you were asking yourselfmany questions about life in the desert. Write those questions in yourscience journal and research them at another time. Also, don’t forget touse books in your research. They are also a wonderful tool.Now is the time to sit, discuss, and PLAN, PLAN, PLAN with yourgroup. Good luck! I know that you’re going to put on a fabulous show!