Amazing Animals!!!    Jennifer Rebelo – EDC 5013
Animal Research            WebQuest      1                                  3Introduction                              Pro...
IntroductionFor most of us, animals are part of our     daily lives. Whether you enjoy     reading about them, watching TV...
Task• You are a wildlife researcher who has  chosen to go on an expedition to find a new  and undiscovered species of anim...
ProcedureIn a series of diary entries, describe the thrills of your journey and describe   yourexperience as you discover ...
Wall of KnowledgeUse the information below to give you more        insight on different habitats.       1             2   ...
Animal     NeighborhoodsAnimals and plants depend on one another for                   survival.                Question: ...
Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides a...
ForestsForests make good homes for many kinds of                 animals.                  Question:Describe the differenc...
Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides a...
GrasslandsAlthough grasslands do not have trees that provide    food and shelter, many grazing animals and       burrowers...
Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides a...
Wetlands  Many types of animal species live in wetland                    habitats.                   Question:How can wet...
Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides a...
Deserts  Reptiles and other desert creatures have adapted           to life in a hot, dry environment.                    ...
Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides a...
Human Habitats  Some wild creatures live in and around human                     habitats.                    Question:Wha...
Resources           Where can you find information?• Books• Encyclopedias• Magazines - Zoobooks, Discovery, WildLife Explo...
Other Sites and Resources• http://animal.discovery.com/guides/atoz/atoz.  html• http://www.enature.com/• http://www.seawor...
Evaluation and Grading                You will be graded on:•   Using your time wisely•   Good note taking•   Well written...
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  • Each colored block with a different habitat links to a video on Discovery.com for students to view more information and gain more knowledge on different animals that reside in these places. Each number above links to a slide that promotes discussion for each habitat.
  • Amazing animals web quest

    1. 1. Amazing Animals!!! Jennifer Rebelo – EDC 5013
    2. 2. Animal Research WebQuest 1 3Introduction Procedure 2 Task 4Habitats & 6Important 5 Grading Terms Resources for Research
    3. 3. IntroductionFor most of us, animals are part of our daily lives. Whether you enjoy reading about them, watching TV shows about them, going to the zoo, or living with them; you know they can be amazing creatures.The world is filled with many different animals that live in so many different places.
    4. 4. Task• You are a wildlife researcher who has chosen to go on an expedition to find a new and undiscovered species of animal.• Before you begin your journey, it would be a good idea to determine which habitat you will be visiting by viewing videos and researching all that you can.
    5. 5. ProcedureIn a series of diary entries, describe the thrills of your journey and describe yourexperience as you discover a new animal for the world to see! You will also be creating aPowerPoint presentation to accompany your diary to give your readers a sense of what itwas like to explore the habitat in which you found your animal! Your multi- mediapresentation will include animations, sounds, and clipart to really enhance the experience forthose of us who weren’t on the expedition!• Introduction - Start off your writing with an interesting beginning sentence.Tell the reader about your decision to take this trip. How will you travel to thisdestination? Will you have a crew to help you or will you be going on yourjourney alone? How do you feel about taking this trip?• Visiting a New Place - Which type of habitat you will be visiting on yourexpedition? What is this place like and why are you interested in finding anew species in this particular place? Describe how you found the new animal?• Your discovery - What does it look like? What does it eat? Where does itlive? What is the name of your new species? How does it protect itself? Howdoes the animal act? Is it similar to animals we already know about in ourworld?• The Public - Now that you have found this new species, what do you plan todo? Will you take pictures and present your findings to the public? If so,what happens? Do you become famous? Will you continue to do research onthis animal?
    6. 6. Wall of KnowledgeUse the information below to give you more insight on different habitats. 1 2 3 Animal Forests Grasslands Neighborhoods 4 5 6 Wetlands Desert Human Habitats
    7. 7. Animal NeighborhoodsAnimals and plants depend on one another for survival. Question: What do habitats provide for animals?Every habitat provides an animal with food,water, shelter, and space to move around in.
    8. 8. Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides animal species with food, water, shelter, and spaceto move around.
    9. 9. ForestsForests make good homes for many kinds of animals. Question:Describe the differences between winter and spring in the forest. Fall Winter
    10. 10. Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides animal species with food, water, shelter, and spaceto move around.Forest: A dense growth of trees, plants, and underbrush covering a large area.A forest, also called woodland, is a habitat with lots of trees.
    11. 11. GrasslandsAlthough grasslands do not have trees that provide food and shelter, many grazing animals and burrowers live in this type of habitat. Question: What animals live in grassland habitats?
    12. 12. Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides animal species with food, water, shelter, and spaceto move around.Forest: A dense growth of trees, plants, and underbrush covering a large area.A forest, also called woodland, is a habitat with lots of trees.Grasslands: Land where mainly grass or grasslike vegetation grows, such as aprairie or a meadow. Some of the biggest animals living in the grasslands aregrazers, or grass eaters, such as bison.
    13. 13. Wetlands Many types of animal species live in wetland habitats. Question:How can wetlands support many kinds of wildlife?Wetlands have many different places for animalsto find food and shelter.
    14. 14. Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides animal species with food, water, shelter, and spaceto move around.Forest: A dense growth of trees, plants, and underbrush covering a large area.A forest, also called woodland, is a habitat with lots of trees.Grasslands: Land where mainly grass or grasslike vegetation grows, such as aprairie or a meadow. Some of the biggest animals living in the grasslands aregrazers, or grass eaters, such as bison.Wetland: An area of land where water covers the soil or is present either at ornear the surface of the soil year-round or for varying periods of time during theyear, including during the growing season. A wetland is any place where the soilstays moist and wet, such as a bog, swamp, or marsh.
    15. 15. Deserts Reptiles and other desert creatures have adapted to life in a hot, dry environment. Question: How do reptiles survive in the desert?The body temperature of a reptile depends on thetemperature of its surroundings. Reptiles warm upin the desert heat so they can look for food. Whenit’s too hot, they retreat to a burrow or a shady spotto cool off.
    16. 16. Word StudyHabitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives oroccurs. Every habitat provides animal species with food, water, shelter, and spaceto move around.Forest: A dense growth of trees, plants, and underbrush covering a large area.A forest, also called woodland, is a habitat with lots of trees.Grasslands: Land where mainly grass or grasslike vegetation grows, such as aprairie or a meadow. Some of the biggest animals living in the grasslands aregrazers, or grass eaters, such as bison.Wetland: An area of land where water covers the soil or is present either at ornear the surface of the soil year-round or for varying periods of time during theyear, including during the growing season. A wetland is any place where the soilstays moist and wet, such as a bog, swamp, or marsh.Desert : A dry, often sandy region that has little rainfall, extreme temperatures,and sparse vegetation. Because the desert gets so little rainfall, very few plantscan grow there.
    17. 17. Human Habitats Some wild creatures live in and around human habitats. Question:What wild creatures you have seen where you live? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
    18. 18. Resources Where can you find information?• Books• Encyclopedias• Magazines - Zoobooks, Discovery, WildLife Explorer
    19. 19. Other Sites and Resources• http://animal.discovery.com/guides/atoz/atoz. html• http://www.enature.com/• http://www.seaworld.org/AnimalBytes/animal _bytes.html• http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.ht ml• http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/
    20. 20. Evaluation and Grading You will be graded on:• Using your time wisely• Good note taking• Well written diary entries• Interesting and creative PowerPoint presentation that includes animations, sounds, and clipart

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