We have been studying biomes. I have been loving loving this unit! My students are reading nonfiction books on biomes and practicing the different nonfiction Common Core Standards for Informational Text while reading. It has been a great end of the year project and fabulous interdisciplinary unit.
I decided I also wanted to try a webquest with my students. I decided to create my own. We have been working on it the last few days for Science, and it has been really fun to watch them engaged in student-centered learning, practicing reading and note-taking skills, as well as being creative. We used the Biomes of the World website for our research. They had to take notes on each of the biomes and then come up with their own idea for a zoo to represent all of the biomes. They will then create a brochure for their zoo and a map of their zoo. We are done with the web research and still working on the zoo projects. (I will show you pictures of the maps and brochures when we are done).
You can get a copy of the webquest here.
You can get a copy of the notes form I made here. There is a note page for each biome.
Here was a post from about a week ago from Technology Rocks Seriously with lots of different online games for kids to learn about animal habitats. I plan on checking them out to have my students try some of them.
Have you used webquests? This was my first time to make one, and I have really enjoyed watching my students work on this project.