this webquest is created for students in 5th grade. It follows the 5th grade PA Standards for science, reading, language arts, social studies, arts and technology. The focus of this webquest is to get students thinking and understanding about how the universe is explored. The objective of this webquest is for students to understand what type of equipment is used to explore the Universe and how. The subjects integrated in this lesson include science, literature, language arts, and the arts.
1. Students will be put into three groups, roughly 8 students per group.
2. The teacher will hand out a sheet with questions. The sheet is included as an attachment in the Process tab of this webquest.
3. Students will draw names out of a hat to see what role they will play in the group project. The teacher must explain to students that even though they each have a role, they must still fully participate, including helping with other roles.
4. The students will start on the webquest journey in the computer lab. There will be two computers per group, so that everyone will be able to see. The rules of the classroom apply while in the computer lab.
5. The students will spend 1-2 days working in the computer lab on collecting information. After the information is collected, they will have one class period to spend working on their presentation.
6. The students will spend one class period performing their commercials and quizzing their peers. They will the do the reflection for homework. They will also, at the end of the presentation, anonymously rate every group member on a scale of 1-10, including themselves. Explain to the students that each group member must have a different rating, they may not give every group member a 10 just to be nice.
Identify equipment and instruments that explore the universe.
Apply traditional and contemporary technologies for producing, performing and exhibiting works in the arts or the works of others.
Evaluate a construction activity by specifying task analyses and necessary resources.
Relate new information or ideas from the text to that learned through additional reading and media (e.g., film, audiotape).
Distinguish between essential and nonessential information across a variety of texts, identifying stereotypes and exaggeration where present.
Use established criteria to design and develop a media project (e.g., script, play, audiotape) for a targeted audience.
Write multi-paragraph informational pieces (e.g., essays, descriptions, letters, reports, instructions)
Gather, organize and select the most effective information appropriate for the topic, task and audience.
Listen to others.
Distinguish relevant information, ideas and opinions from those that are irrelevant.
Speak using skills appropriate to formal speech situations.
Participate in small and large group discussions and presentations.
Use media for learning purposes.
Organize and present the main ideas from research
Identify and explain how individuals and groups made significant contributions to world history
I would like to thank all of the external websites linked in this webquest for putting together such informational and kid friendly websites. Without those sites, this webquest would not have been possible.