Published on November 19, 2007
Animal Habitats: Animal Habitats Introduction Task Resources Process Evaluation Conclusion Standards Citations A WebQuest for 2nd Grade Animal Habitats Designed by – Lori Suchland [email protected] EDTL 680 – Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning – Summer 2005 Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Introduction: Introduction Have you ever seen a penguin in the desert? Or a dolphin in the rainforest? Hopefully you have answered no to these questions. Animals can only live where they can survive. In this WebQuest you are about to learn about and design an animal habitat. Here are the goals you are to work for to complete this activity. 1. Complete the 10 minute learning activity to learn what a habitat is. 2. Choose an animal to design a habitat for. 3. Design your habitat. Task: Task Your task is to work with a partner to develop a habitat that will be the home for your selected animal. It will include the essential building blocks of survival you will be learning about in this WebQuest. The habitats can be created a few different ways. One choice is to create a diorama of your habitat. If you enjoy drawing you may make a poster representation. You may also come up with your own way to create a habitat but please discuss it with your teacher before starting. Remember to include all the essential needs of your specific animal and be creative. Resources: Resources You will need the following items to complete your WebQuest. Computer Printer Internet Explorer or other internet service Pencil Habitat materials (selected by you) Process: Process First, you will be assigned to a partner. Next, you will work together to complete goal 1. Click here for more information on goal 1. After completing goal 1, you and your partner will need to choose an animal to create a habitat for. After selecting your animal, split up to research your animal. Click here for more information on your choices of animals. Last, using the information you and your partner have found create a suitable habitat for your animal that includes all the essential building blocks for its survival. Click here for more information. Goal 1: Goal 1 Print and work with your partner to complete this 10-minute learning activity to find out what a habitat is. Make sure to answer the essential questions. Click here to start. Slide7: 10 Minute Learning Activity Topic/Subject Area: Science/Habitats Grade Level: 2nd Grade Essential Question: What is a habitat? What are three things all habitats have in common? Why are these things so important? Search Steps: Go to www.infohio.org/ Select “Resources for Grades K-5”. Select SIRS Discoverer. Enter username and password if prompted. Contact your librarians for this if needed. Select the Animals icon from the Browse Subject Tree. Select the Habitats link under Topic/subtopic. Sort articles by Lexile. Scroll down and select “Building Blocks for Survival” Print a copy of the article to answer the essential question. Additional Comments on Search Process: Article can also be found by using keyword “habitat” in search box. Then, follow steps 7 and 8. AnimalsClick on an animal to research. You will be looking for what this animal eats, where it finds its source of water, and where it tends to make its home.: Animals Click on an animal to research. You will be looking for what this animal eats, where it finds its source of water, and where it tends to make its home. Goldfish Frog Dog Tarantula Bluebird Goldfish: Goldfish animal.discovery.com animaland.org goldfishinfo.org What does this animal eat? Where does this animal find water? Where does this animal makes its home? Use the following web pages to help you with your goldfish habitat. Blue Jay: Blue Jay www.passporttotexas.com/birds/oct.html. www.birds.cornell.edu/BOW/BLUJAY/ realindy.com/bluejays.htm Use the following web pages to help you with your Blue Jay habitat. What does this animal eat? Where does this animal find water? Where does this animal makes its home? Frog: Frog www.borrico.com/frogs/index.html www.kiddyhouse.com/Themes/frogs/ www.ipcc.ie/frogfacts.html What does this animal eat? Where does this animal find water? Where does this animal makes its home? Use the following web pages to help you with your frog habitat. Dog: Dog www.animaland.org/asp/petcare/dog411.asp www.borrico.com/dogs/index.html worldkids.net/critters/pets/dogs/dogs.htm What does this animal eat? Where does this animal find water? Where does this animal makes its home? Use the following web pages to help you with your dog habitat. Tarantula: Tarantula yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/animals/species/3667.html www.oaklandzoo.org/atoz/azred_tarantula.html ohioline.osu.edu What does this animal eat? Where does this animal find water? Where does this animal makes its home? Use the following web pages to help you with your tarantula habitat. Habitat: Habitat Build a habitat that is suitable for your animal. Make sure to include the basic building blocks of survival. By looking at your finished habitat, you should be able to answer the following questions. What does your animal eat? Where does your animal get water from? Where does your animal take shelter? Be creative. You may use any materials to help construct your habitat. (modeling clay, toy animals, etc.) Slide15: Rubric Conclusion: Conclusion Congratulations on a job well done! You now know what living things need to survive. Be proud of your accomplishments. Standards: Standards Ohio Academic Content Standards - Science Explain that animals, including people, need air, water, food, living space and shelter, plants need air, water, nutrients (e.g. minerals) living space and light to survive. Compare the habitats of many different kinds of Ohio plants and animals and some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other. Ohio Library Guidelines Read information from a Web site assigned by teacher and identify the name and topic of the Web site. Ohio Academic Content Standards - Technology Use appropriate access code (username, password) to gain access to online resource (e.g., district network resources, subscription databases and resources that can be accessed remotely outside the school and/or from home). Select needed information from teacher-selected Web sites, electronic encyclopedias and other electronic collections. Record and organize information to generate a product. Citations: Citations All about frogs for kids and teachers. 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Retrieved July 13, 2005, from Animaland Web site: http://www.animaland.org/asp/petcare/dog411.asp Duedall, L. (n.d.). Feeding goldfish. Retrieved July 25, 2005, from http://www.goldfishinfo.com/feeding.htm. Fish. (n.d.). Retrieved July 13, 2005, from Animaland Web site: http://www.animaland.org/asp/petcare/fish411.asp Frogs. (n.d.). Retrieved July 31, 2005, from Borrico Web site: http://www.borrico.com/frogs/index.html. Frogtastic facts. (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2005, from Irish Peatland Conservation Council Web site: http://www.ipcc.ie/frogfacts.html. Citations: Citations Hingas, A. (n.d.). Spectacular blue raiders are regular feeder visitors. Retrieved July 31, 2005, from Real Indiana Jones Page Web site: http://realindy.com/bluejays.htm. Infohio, (n.d.). Retrieved July 15, 2005, from http://www.infohio.org. Lyon, W. (n.d.). Tarantulas. Retrieved July 18, 2005, from Ohio State University Extension Factsheet Web site: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2061B.html. Mexican red knee tarantula. (n.d.). Retrieved July 15, 2005, from Oakland Zoo Web site: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/atoz/azred_tarantula.html. Simms, C. (n.d.). Goldfish. Retrieved Aug. 12, 2005, from Animal Planet Web site:http://animal.discovery.com/fansites/jeffcorwin/carnival/waterbeast/goldfish.html. Tveten, J. (n.d.). Retrieved July 31, 2005, from Birds of Texas Web site: http://www.passporttotexas.com/birds/oct.html.