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Introduction Task Process Project Evaluation Conclusion Home. Habitats. A webquest for 2 nd grade science. By Anne Sorenson [email protected] Introduction Task Process Project Evaluation Conclusion Home. Introduction
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IntroductionTask ProcessProjectEvaluationConclusionHome Habitats A webquest for 2nd grade science By Anne Sorenson [email protected] IntroductionTask ProcessProjectEvaluationConclusionHome Introduction Dear future zoologist, biologist, botanist, and the like, We need your help. All the habitats around the world have become jumbled up. The cold climate animals and plants are lost and withering away in the rain forest. The desert animals and plants are immobilized in the tundra. You must travel around the world to save the earth’s habitats. Continue onto your task to get your assignment. Resources IntroductionTask ProcessProjectEvaluationConclusionHome Task You will select one biome, or habitat, to help restore structure. Your task is to research facts about your biome. You will then research what type of plants and animals live in that biome. You will present your findings using your completed projects . Use the rubric to guide your research. CHOICE of biomes: 1. rain forest 2. deciduous forest 3. coniferous forest 4. desert 5. tundra 6. savannah/grasslands 7. salt water 8. fresh water Resources IntroductionTask ProcessProjectEvaluationConclusionHome Process Use the links below to find out about the characteristics of your biome, the animals that survive there, and the plants that thrive there. You will then select which mode to present your findings. Use the rubric on the evaluation page to guide your research. BiomesCreature features – National Geographic Animal HabitatsAmazing World of Habitats Plants for KidsHabitats Click the leaf to select a project. Resources Select one project
  • Article: Pretend you are a reporter for a national magazine. Write an article depicting the habitat, animals, and plants.
  • PowerPoint:Create a slideshow representing your habitat, animals, and plants.
  • Mural: Design a wall size representation of your habitat, animals, and plants. You may use any medium you like.
  • Diorama: Construct your own scene illustrating your habitat, animals, and plants. (*A large shoebox is required)
  • Choice: You may present an alternate project that must be preapproved by the teacher.
  • Click leaf to return to the process page. IntroductionTask ProcessProjectEvaluationConclusionHome Evaluation You will be evaluated on how well you develop your project, and meet the requirements of the rubric. The evaluation is based on the research, project, and presentation. You will present projects to the class. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of their biome, the animals, and plants that live their. Use the handout to help with questions to answer. Rubric Resources IntroductionTask ProcessProjectEvaluationConclusionHome Conclusion Extraordinary! You are now ready to join the leagues of men and women who are botanists, zoologists, and biologist. You are an expert in your habitat, and can identify plant and animal life that exists there. There are many biomes that thrive near your home and school. Adventure out to visit some of those biomes and discover the new worlds that await you! Resources IntroductionTask ProcessProjectEvaluationConclusionHome Resources http://www.fcschools.net/WebQuests/WaltersWebquest/rikkezoologist.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biologist http://www.blm.gov/education/scouts/jobs/botanist.html http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/biomes/biomes.html http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=3792 http://www.kathimitchell.com/plants.html http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00101/ http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/habitats.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/archive/ Benchmarks/Standards State of Georgia for 2nd grade: 2.6.D.1: Identifies and describes habitats of plants and animals and their characteristics. 2.6.D.2: Match various plants and animals to their habitat based on needs. 2.6.D.3: Recognize how plants and animals interact (pollination, shelter, seed dispersal). 2.6.D.4: Identifies the many feeding relationships possible among various plants. Resources Habitat Handout *Use the following questions to help you with researching your habitat. 1. Why do animals and plants live only in certain areas? 2. What do plants and animals need to survive? 3. How so plants and animals interact with each other? 4. How do plants interact with other plants? 5. What type of shelter does the animal need? 6. How does the climate affect the animal during the year? 7. What types of animals see it as prey, and does it have any animals it preys upon?  8. Could this animal survive in another type of habitat? Click leaf to go back  Vocabulary Page Rubric Click leaf to go back  Vocabulary Use the online dictionary to find the meanings - DICTIONARY 1. live 2. need 3. interact 4. shelter 5. climate 6. prey 7. survive 8. habitat 9. biome 10. thrive Click leaf to go back 

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