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1 Florida; it’s where we live 2 nd and 3 rd Grade Webquest Marilee Ehresman, Keri Mortiz, Erica Nowotny Regina Romano and Bonnie Hammer

2 Sunshine State Standards SC.H Knows that to work collaboratively, all team members should be free to reach, explain, and justify their own individual conclusions. SC.H Knows that to compare and contrast observations and results is an essential skill. SC.H Knows that data are collected and interpreted in order to explain an event or concept. SS.A Understands the significance and historical contributions of historical figures during this period. SS.A Understands the significance and historical contributions of historical figures during this period. SS.A Understands that history tells the story of people and events of other times and places. AT Solves problems by using appropriate technology and "just in time" learning. AT Solves problems by using appropriate technology and "just in time" learning. AT Creates a simple technology-based project applying math, science, social studies, and language arts skills. LA.A Uses simple materials of the reference system to obtain information.

3 Objectives Second and third grade students will: 1. Learn how to navigate the Internet through provided websites to answer questions about the state of Florida. 2. Discover facts about the State in which they live in. 3. Learn how to read written material on the Internet. 4. Answer questions by researching the provided links.

4 Rationale It is important to create an appreciation for the State in which the students live. It is important to create an appreciation for the State in which the students live. It strengthens their sense of identity. It strengthens their sense of identity. They can go home and teach their parents. They can go home and teach their parents. They will discover how unique their State is. They will discover how unique their State is. They will be able to identify a few key elements within They will be able to identify a few key elements within their State.

5 Instructions 1. Read the question. 2. Click on underlined link below the question. 3. Navigate through selected website. 4. Search out the answer. 5. Read and record the answer. 6. Learn and understand the answer.

6 Language Arts: Language Arts: Famous People from Florida

7 Famous People from Florida 1. Was Zora Neale Hurston an inventor, a writer or an astrologer? 2. What did John and Mable Ringling bring to Sarasota? 3. What is Dr. John Gorrie considered to be the father of? 4. What was the title of the book that William Bartram wrote?

8 Famous People from Florida 5.Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was a writer and she lived on a farm. What type of fruit did she grow in her grove? 6.What was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s most famous novel called? 7.Which industry (railroad, automobile or airline) was Henry Morrison Flagler involved in?

9 More Famous People from Florida 8.Choose a painting by Winslow Homer that you like. um=1&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title um=1&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title 9.Pedro Menendez de Aruiles was the founder of which city? 10.Did James Weldon Johnson write a song or a book?

10 Answers 1. Writer 2. Travels 3. Art and culture 4. Air conditioning and refrigeration 5. Oranges 6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin 7. Railroad 8. (personal choice) 9. St. Augustine 10. Song

11 1. In 1990 how many people between the ages 25 – 44 lived in Sarasota County? 2. In 1992 what was the percentage rate of high school drop outs? 3. How many Hurricanes made landfall on Florida in the year 1999? on_ html Florida Math Trivia

12 4. In 2004 how many babies were born in the State of Florida? 5. What was the percentage of people unemployed in Sarasota County in 1990? 6. In 2005, how many households were there in Manatee County? =4000Questions

13 7. 7. Find the total population for Manatee County in 1990 on the first site and compare to the total population in 1990 on the second site – are they the same number or different? In 2005 what was the difference of the median age between Manatee County Residents and Sarasota County Residents? Questions

14 9. Find the square miles of Florida and find the square miles of the United States – What is the United States square miles minus Florida square miles? What is the difference between Manatee county total population and Sarasota county total population in 2000? Use this site to get the answer for both Counties. Questions

15 1. 66, % 3. 1 – Hurricane Irene , % ,839 households in Manatee County Florida by the Numbers

16 7. 211,707 – same 8. Sarasota County Median age – 49 Manatee County Median age years difference 9. United States Square Miles = 3,537,441 Florida Square miles = 65,758 3,537, ,758 3,471,683 square miles United States without Florida Sarasota = 325,957 Manatee = 264,002 Sarasota has a bigger population by 61,955 Answers

17 SOCIAL STUDIES Ponce de Leon and the Discovery of Florida

18 Questions 1. What were conquistadors? 2. What was Ponce de Leon searching for? 3. What was Ponce de Leon’s major accomplishment? 4. What is the legend of the Fountain of Youth? Did he ever find it?

19 Questions 5. What year did Ponce de Leon land in Florida? 6. Where did Ponce de Leon land in Florida? 7. Why did Ponce de Leon name his discovery “Florida”?

20 Questions 8. Ponce de Leon named Cape Canaveral. Why did he name it that? 9. Ponce de Leon continued around the coast of Florida. Where did he land on the west coast? 10. How did Ponce de Leon die?

21 Answers 1. Spanish soldiers, explorers and adventurers. 2. Gold and the Fountain of Youth. 3. He was the first European to explore Florida. 4. The Fountain of Youth was said to be a magical spring whose water was believed to make older people young again. No one has ever found it Near Saint Augustine. 7. Florida came from "Pascua Florida”, a term meaning "flowery Easter". When Ponce de Leon first saw the East Coast of Florida in 1513, it was the time of the Spanish Easter holiday.

22 Answers 8. He called the wedge of beach "Canaveral" for its abundance of canes and reeds. 9. Probably in the vicinity of Charlotte Harbor or Tampa Bay. 10. Ponce de Leon was shot and wounded by a Native American’s arrow. All thought of conquering and settling Florida was given up, and he returned to Cuba. Soon after reaching Cuba, de Leon died from his wounds.

23 The Greatest Show on Earth Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Sarasota Sailor Circus Circus Sarasota

24 Sarasota, Fl “Circus Capital of the World” 1. Where and when was the Ringling Brothers Circus founded? 2. The Circus was founded by how many brothers? 3. In 1929, John Ringling bought the American Circus Corporation for how much money? Corporation for how much money?

25 Sarasota, Fl “Circus Capital of the World” 4. The Circus show had a seating capacity of 4,000 under its Big Top, how much did they charge for adults and children Big Top, how much did they charge for adults and children to see the show? to see the show? 5. Name the 3 types of wire acts? 6. The start of the circus did not actually begin with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey. It is believed to originate during the Bros. Barnum & Bailey. It is believed to originate during the times of Ancient Rome. The first circus established in Rome times of Ancient Rome. The first circus established in Rome was called what? was called what?

26 Sarasota, Fl “Circus Capital of the World” 7. What do you call a cross between a zebra and a donkey? How about a cross between a zebra and a horse? How about a cross between a zebra and a horse? 8. What does the term CIRCUS mean? 9. The Sarasota Sailor Circus was founded in 1949 by Bill Rutland as part of which High School program? part of which High School program? Circus Sarasota was founded in They perform their mission with what 3 standards? with what 3 standards?

27 Answers 1. United States in Seven 3. 2 million 4. Adults- 50 cents Children- 25 cents 5. High wire, Tight wire, and Slack wire 6. Circus Maximus 7. Zedonk and Zorse 8. A public entertainment consisting typically of a variety of performances by acrobats, clowns, and trained animals. 9. Sarasota High School gymnastics 10. Enriching, Educating, and Entertaining

28 Science Questions 1. What is HUMIDITY? 2. What is DEWPOINT? 3. What is WATER VAPOR (H2O)?

29 Science Questions 4. What is DRY AIR? 5. What is the HEAT INDEX? htm htm 6. What is a HEAT INDEX CHART?

30 Science Questions 7. What are APPARENT TEMPERATURE READINGS? 8. What is the DOPPLER RADAR? 9. What is the DOPPLER EFFECT? ml ml 10. Describe PRECIPATION?

31 Science Answers 1. The amount of water vapor in the air. 2. The temperature to which air must be cooled at a constant pressure to become saturated. 3. Water in gaseous form. 4. The mixture of gases (nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide) that make up the earth's atmosphere. 5. A function of temperature and relative humidity. 6. Measures the temperature number which appears at the intersection of humidity and dew point.

32 Science Answers 7. The combination of the humidity and dew point which gives an idea of what is would feel like under normal-to-low conditions. 8. Named after an Austrian physicist, J. Christian Doppler. It detects adjacent echoes moving in opposite directions at high speeds. Weather radar that measures direction and speed of a moving object, such as drops of precipitation, by determining whether atmospheric motion is horizontally toward or away from the radar. 9. Measures the velocity of particles. 10. Describes any and all forms of water, liquid or solid, that falls from clouds and reaches the ground.

33 Conclusion We will take the students on a field trip to St. Augustine, FL. St. Augustine is a city that has famous Authors, hurricane landfall, facts and trivia, art and humidity. We will take the students on a field trip to St. Augustine, FL. St. Augustine is a city that has famous Authors, hurricane landfall, facts and trivia, art and humidity. This field trip will combine all of our areas of study represented on our Webquest. This field trip will combine all of our areas of study represented on our Webquest.


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