Welcome to Ms.
             Ambrose’s Science Place!
On this site you will find important information about our class. Ple...
Watch these videos to find out how to calculate the Mean
                         and Median.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Assignments
                      6th Grade Web Quest


 Introduction       Task                      Evaluation
         ...
Teacher Page
           This Web Quest is designed to help sixth grade students meet Indiana Academic Standard 6.2.1.




...
Introduction
 Welcome Students! In this web quest, You will learn how to use the mean (average)
and median (middle number ...
Task
            Your task is to find information about the population of your species. Your goal is to learn how to use t...
Mathematician (everyone must be able to find the mean and
                              median)
   Your job is to find and...
Habitat Specialist:
 Your job is to find out where the
  species lives and eats. What
things in the habitat are affecting
...
Conservation Officer:
Your research will help you find
information on the population’s
decline, what is being done now to
...
Lay Out/Graphics Designer:
    Your job is to create a visually appealing
 presentation. Everyone in the group can work
 o...
Cartographer:
 Your job is to create the maps that show the
population’s decline over time. You will need
to chart the pop...
Find information
                                  Process
•Where is your animal found in the world?
•What does it eat?
•H...
Web Sites
Every team should use these sites:               Team 1                                         Team 2
To find t...
Conclusion

          In your investigations, you have learned how to find the mean and
median of a set of data. Hopefully...
Evaluation
Use this rubric to gage your project.
                    5 points                      3 points               ...
References
            This is a list of references that I used to build this web quest.
"TeacherTube - Teach the World | ...
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  1. 1. Welcome to Ms. Ambrose’s Science Place! On this site you will find important information about our class. Please investigate the different links. 6th Grade Science Students—Look under “Assignments” for a new web quest assignment. Watch the Mean and Median Video first. The Teacher Page describes the standard used for the Web ques. Web links School Site Mean and Assignments Parents Teache Median video r Page E-mail
  2. 2. Watch these videos to find out how to calculate the Mean and Median. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u38VBS_Miw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpZIIW8uqDc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgxZfQDf4qY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNdVynH6hcY Your objective is to find mathematical data on the population of a species over time, and use this data to calculate the mean and median population over the past twenty years. Your data should show five numbers: Year 5, Year 10, Year, 15, Year 20, Year 25 What is the mean population for these 25 years? What is the current population? Find the median. Is it close to the mean? Why or why not? It’s ok to guess. Back to Assignments
  3. 3. Assignments 6th Grade Web Quest Introduction Task Evaluation process Conclusion Teacher References Web Sites Page Back to Home Page
  4. 4. Teacher Page This Web Quest is designed to help sixth grade students meet Indiana Academic Standard 6.2.1. Standard 6.2.1 Find the mean and median of a set of data. In this Web Quest, five teams of students will gather information about the populations of the Black Footed Ferret, the Monarch Butterfly, Grevey’s Zebra, Big Horn Sheep, and the Diamondback Terrapin. They will plot the location of colonies of their animals on a map. After finding the different populations, they will calculate the mean and median number of their animals that exist in the world. They will investigate how the populations have declined over the past twenty-five years using the mean and median for each of the past twenty-five years in five year increments. They will find three reasons for this decline and propose possible solutions to alleviate the decline. Finally, the students will create a presentation showing the information they have found, the decline in population, the reason for this decline, and proposed ideas for how we can help these populations. Back to Assignment Page
  5. 5. Introduction Welcome Students! In this web quest, You will learn how to use the mean (average) and median (middle number in a set of data) to discuss the rate of decline in an animal population. Each group will investigate a different population. Team One will investigate Team Two will investigate the Black Footed Ferret the Monarch Butterfly Team Three will investigate Team Four will investigate Grevy’s Zebra. Big Horn Sheep. Team Five will Investigate the Diamondback Terrapin To Task Page
  6. 6. Task Your task is to find information about the population of your species. Your goal is to learn how to use the mean (average) and median (middle number in a series of data) to predict the future of the animal population that you are investigating. After finding out the average number of animals in the population, the types of food they eat, and their impact on the environment, you will propose measures to help stop the decline of the population. Finally, you will publish your findings in an artifact that your group creates. Your artifact can be a poster, power point presentation, video, etc. Your group will need several workers. Choose your job from the list and click on it. There should be one person from each category in each group. Habitat specialist Conservation Mathematician Officer Layout/Graphics Cartographer (map Designer maker)
  7. 7. Mathematician (everyone must be able to find the mean and median) Your job is to find and organize the numerical data. You will help the other team members understand the mean and median. Make sure you watch the teacher tube videos about finding the mean and median. You can use timelines and charts to show your data. Next
  8. 8. Habitat Specialist: Your job is to find out where the species lives and eats. What things in the habitat are affecting the species? How? next
  9. 9. Conservation Officer: Your research will help you find information on the population’s decline, what is being done now to help, and what can be done in the future Next
  10. 10. Lay Out/Graphics Designer: Your job is to create a visually appealing presentation. Everyone in the group can work on this part if needed. You will need to decide what type of presentation you want to give (video, poster, power point, blog, etc) and build the layout for that presentation. Next
  11. 11. Cartographer: Your job is to create the maps that show the population’s decline over time. You will need to chart the population using different colors or symbols to help the viewer understand the data. You can use maps printed from the internet. Next
  12. 12. Find information Process •Where is your animal found in the world? •What does it eat? •How many exist today in the wild? You will have to look at different populations and find the mean and median. 1.How many existed 25 years ago? 2.How many existed 20 years ago? 3.How many existed 15 years ago? 4.How many existed 10 years ago? 5.How many existed 5 years ago? •What is already being done to help increase the population? •What does it do for the environment? •What might happen if this species is lost forever? •How can we help this population to continue to thrive? •Why is this species declining? •When is it predicted that this species will be extinct if nothing is done? Compile the information that you have found, using a web or chart. Generate some ideas of what we can do to help this species. Create your presentation. Web quests are due on November 30, 2009 websites
  13. 13. Web Sites Every team should use these sites: Team 1 Team 2 To find the mean (average) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EmI http://www.trillian.com/animals/butterfy.ht http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgxZfQDf4qY m To find the median (middle number in a set of qYj-sYM http://www.blackfootedferret.org/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects numbers) /butterfly/species/Monarch.shtml http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/ http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/blackfooted_f wildlife/black-footed_ferret.php http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects erret.shtml /butterfly/species/Monarch.shtml http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/NorthA http://www.monarchwatch.org/ maps http://www.printablemaps.net/ merica/default.cfm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AUeM8 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subj MbaIk ects/mammals/weasel/Bfferretprintout.s html Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%A9v http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bighorn_Sheep http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamondback_t y's_Zebra http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/anim errapin http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/si als/mammals/rocky-mountain-bighorn- http://www.aqua.org/animals_diamondbackt sheep.html errapin.html te/accounts/information/Equus_grevyi.ht http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects http://www.uga.edu/srelherp/SPARC/PDFs/D ml /mammals/sheep/Bighornsheep.shtml iamondbackTerrapin.pdf http://www.ypte.org.uk/animal/zebra- http://www.teachertube.com/viewVihttp://w http://www.dtwg.org/Bibliography/Gray/Bre grevy-s-/199 ww.idahoconservation.org/issues/wildlife/big nnessel%202007.pdf http://www.awf.org/section/wildlife/zebr horn-sheep http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/kiosk/diamondba as deo.php?video_id=34527&title=Mountain_Sh ckterrapin.html http://www.konicaminolta.com/kids/ani eep_of_Lillooet mals/library/field/grevys-zebra.html Back to Assignment Page
  14. 14. Conclusion In your investigations, you have learned how to find the mean and median of a set of data. Hopefully, you have discovered some new information about the species that your team investigated. The endangerment of our animals and natural resources is a serious problem. It is not one that is not easily solved, nor can it be solved by only a few people. In finding the mean and median numbers of population over time, one is able to mathematically describe declines or increases in population. This type of math gives the viewer a better idea of how quickly a population is going extinct. What will you do to help our endangered species? Assignment Page
  15. 15. Evaluation Use this rubric to gage your project. 5 points 3 points 1 point 0 points Oral Presentation Spoke in a strong loud Voice was too low, facts Could not hear Did not present voice, presented were not important, presentation, few facts important facts, each some team members did present, only one person team member spoke not participate from team presented Design of project Project is very interesting Some graphics present, No graphics present, No project with many graphics, information is very loose, information not present, good information, neat, inadequate research, messy and unorganized. and shows that research messy was adequately performed Group cooperation All members performed Some members worked Members did not work No group work is evident tasks, together, some members together, arguing was Members worked well did not work together present, members could together, all members well, members could not describe research can describe their own vaguely describe findings. research research findings Math Facts Students present correct Students present some Students present No mean or median is numerical data showing numerical data, such as incorrect method of presented the mean and median of only the mean or median finding the mean and/or populations over time. median,
  16. 16. References This is a list of references that I used to build this web quest. "TeacherTube - Teach the World | Teacher Videos | Lesson Plan Videos | Student Video Lessons | Online Teacher Made Videos | TeacherTube.com." TeacherTube - Teach the World | Teacher Videos | Lesson Plan Videos | Student Video Lessons | Online Teacher Made Videos | TeacherTube.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. <http://teachertube.com/>. WETA, the Public Broadcasting station in Washington, and this website gathers. "Internet Sites for Grade 5 - 6." Area III Learning Technology Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. <http://lth3.k12.il.us/RHAMPTON/5- 6.html>. "WebQuest.Org: Home." WebQuest.Org: Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. <http://webquest.org/index.php>. "Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog." Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. <http://education.weebly.com/weebly/main.php>. information, researching the, and what conclusions have they come up. "Creating a Web quest." Educational and Administrative Technology Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Nov. 2009. <http://www.eats.ecsd.net/curricular/webquest/create_webquest/>.

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