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Whale Facts WebQuest
A WebQuest for Grades 4-6
Designed by
Mrs. A. Lackowizc (CKES) & Ms. C Pearl-Hodgins (WES) Spring 1998
cph@yt.sympatico.ca
 
Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
Introduction | Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3 | Activity 4 | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits
 
Introduction 

Whales are marine animals found in the oceans throughout the world. Some are the biggest, most intelligent creatures alive today. What do you know about whales? What questions do you have about whales?

For the next four weeks, you will be participating in a Whale Webquest. A Webquest is an inquiry activity in which all the information you use comes from the Internet. In this Webquest, you will explore whale websites to learn about types of whales. You will present what you have learned in an oral report to the rest of the group at the end of the webquest.

Task
While learning about what exciting animals whales are, you will be working with a partner. You and your partner will work cooperatively to navigate the selected websites. Together, you will be reading, gathering, recording, and presenting information you have found.

At first you will focus on general whale information and find out why whales are classified as mammals. Then you will discover the two main groups of whales and why they are divided this way.

With your partner you will select one whale from each group to study. You will collect information to complete a Research Information Chart.

You will use graphs to show differences between the types of whales you have selected to study.

You will use all the information collected to compose a brief oral report to share what you have learned with the rest of the group.

You will also have an opportunity to create a picture of your whale using a drawing application such as Kid Pix or the AppleWorks program.

 Take a look at some Whale Research Hyperstudio stack's created by the Cathedral School


Introduction | Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3 | Activity 4 | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits
 
Updated Feb. 14/2003
C. Pearl-Hodgins