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Dino Webquest


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WebQuest on Dinosaurs, Elementary level

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Dino Webquest

  1. 1. Dinosaurs<br />Your WebQuest Adventure<br />By Jennifer Welch<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />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.<br />
  3. 3. Your Task<br />As a paleontologist your assignment is to:<br />Research different types of dinosaurs from the three periods of The Mesozoic Era. <br />Detail how various dinosaurs looked and acted. <br />Include where and when they lived.<br />Group dinosaurs by their likenesses and differences.<br />Once you have a good understanding of what dinosaurs were all about, create your own dinosaur. <br />Your final task will be to present your discovery to the world.<br />
  4. 4. As a palentologist:<br />You and your partner must:<br />Name your newly discovered dinosaur<br />Provide a picture of the fossil<br />Provide a likeness of how the dinosaur looked when it was alive<br />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<br />You must also come to a conclusion as to why you believe your dinosaur became extinct<br />Use evidence from your research on dinosaurs to support your discovery<br />
  5. 5. Helpful Tips<br />Be creative! The sky is the limit.<br />Brainstorm with your partner. Share ideas.<br />Stay organized. Decide how sort all of your information.<br />Use additional resources as needed. There’s nothing wrong with a good old fashioned book.<br />Most importantly, have FUN!<br />
  6. 6. The Process<br />To conduct your research, use the following websites:<br />Dino Don Inc.<br />Dinosaur Floor: Meet the Dinosaurs<br />Dinosaur Treks - Extinction Theories<br />Dinosaurs - Dinosaur, facts, fossils, pictures, and information<br />Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian<br /><br />Zoom Dinosaurs<br />
  7. 7. Evaluation<br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />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!<br />