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2 The Quest of the Disappearing Woodpecker Fourth Grade Web Quest By: Karen Soles Andalusia Elementary School Andalusia, AL

3 The Quest of the Disappearing Woodpecker Introduction Have you ever wanted to be like the Crocodile Hunter and act as a conservation hero? Well, this will be your opportunity to help prevent a wildlife tragedy from happening. The Long Leaf Pine ecosystem is a delicate one. We are losing it, and the animals that depend on it are disappearing. The Long Leaf pine depends on fire and strict forestry management to survive. It furnishes a haven for threatened or endangered plant and animal species. Make it your mission to identify these animals and spark awareness of their interdependence. Have you ever wanted to be like the Crocodile Hunter and act as a conservation hero? Well, this will be your opportunity to help prevent a wildlife tragedy from happening. The Long Leaf Pine ecosystem is a delicate one. We are losing it, and the animals that depend on it are disappearing. The Long Leaf pine depends on fire and strict forestry management to survive. It furnishes a haven for threatened or endangered plant and animal species. Make it your mission to identify these animals and spark awareness of their interdependence.Crocodile HunterLong Leaf Pine ecosystem Crocodile HunterLong Leaf Pine ecosystem Jump in the jeep and fasten your seatbelt for an adventure of a lifetime! Jump in the jeep and fasten your seatbelt for an adventure of a lifetime!

4 The Task Imagine that you and your teammates are wildlife biologists. You have been hired by Discover Animals, a television program to research a specific animal that lives in the Long Leaf Pine Ecosystem and prepare a multimedia report for their show. Others group reports will be included with yours to build a Field guide for scientific study. Your efforts will inform the world of the variety of life that depends upon the Long Leaf Pine ecosystem. Each group will use search engines, use library resources, and find pictures to use in their report. Imagine that you and your teammates are wildlife biologists. You have been hired by Discover Animals, a television program to research a specific animal that lives in the Long Leaf Pine Ecosystem and prepare a multimedia report for their show. Others group reports will be included with yours to build a Field guide for scientific study. Your efforts will inform the world of the variety of life that depends upon the Long Leaf Pine ecosystem. Each group will use search engines, use library resources, and find pictures to use in their report. Click the jeep to continue IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion |TaskProcessResourcesEvaluation Conclusion Sample ProjectSample Project| Teacher PrintoutsTeacher Printouts

5 The Process There are 5 steps to follow to complete your project. Be sure to go to the evaluation to see how you are being graded. ( This is included in your printouts.) evaluation Step 1: First, get an assigned animal and Questions Sheet with project printouts from your teacher. Then you can answer each question thoroughly and know your responsibilities. Questions Sheet IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | ConclusionTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsSample ProjectTeacher Printouts

6 Step 2 Use the search engines on the Resources Page to locate the information to answer the questions about your animal. Resources Page Remember: You must read the articles and write the answers in your own words. Do not copy. Step 3 Use your team answers to develop your story board for your PowerPoint presentation. The story board form is in your project printouts.story board IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResources EvaluationConclusionSample Project Teacher Printouts

7 Step 4 Have your completed storyboard proofed by all the team members and then let your teacher check it. Step 5 View the Sample Project. Open PowerPoint and begin developing your presentation. Save it for presenting to the class. Sample Project IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResources EvaluationConclusionSample Project Teacher Printouts

8 Resources Page IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResources EvaluationConclusionSample Project Teacher Printouts

9 Conclusion Congratulations, If you’ve done your best then you’ve done an excellent job. Now, your presentations can be used to save an endangered ecosystem! I’m proud of you! IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample ProjectTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionSample Project Teacher Printouts

10 Questions Sheet Evaluation Rubric Storyboard IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionSample ProjectTeacher Printouts

11 Sample Project IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResources EvaluationConclusionSample Project Teacher Printouts Written and Produced by Karen Soles

12 A cockade is a hat decoration. Have you ever seen a woodpecker wear a dressy hat? IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionSample Project Teacher Printouts

13 It does have a black cap. The male even has a bright red dot on the both sides of its head, and these are its fancy cockades. It also has black and white stripes on its back, and a white belly. The stripes can be described as barred. You can really identify it by its large round white cheeks. It is about 7inches long and has a wing span of 15 inches. You can compare it to a cardinal. It has a beak, feet with toes, and is covered with feathers. IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResources EvaluationConclusionSample ProjectTeacher Printouts

14 The Longleaf pine ecosystem is it’s home. It will make excavate a hole in a longleaf pine tree that is at least 60 years old, and it really likes a tree that is infected with red- heart disease. It pecks out the soften heart and allows the sap to continue to leak out of the opening for protection against snakes and other predators. The Longleaf pine ecosystem is it’s home. It will make excavate a hole in a longleaf pine tree that is at least 60 years old, and it really likes a tree that is infected with red- heart disease. It pecks out the soften heart and allows the sap to continue to leak out of the opening for protection against snakes and other predators. IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionSample ProjectTeacher Printouts

15 The red-cockaded woodpecker loves to eat insects. It catches ants, beetles, caterpillars, and corn ear worms. They also like seasonal fruit. IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResources EvaluationConclusionSample Project Teacher Printouts

16 They spend much of the time nesting, gathering food, and caring for the young. They live and work in a family. IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionSample ProjectTeacher Printouts

17 Red cockaded woodpeckers have the same mate for several years. The female lays three to four eggs in the breeding male’s nest. Family group members care for the eggs. Once hatched, the baby birds are cared for about 26 days. They look like their parents. IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionSample ProjectTeacher Printouts

18 The sap that drains from the woodpecker’s hole is actually protection from a predator. It acts as a fence to keep the snakes from climbing into their home. IntroductionIntroduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Sample Project Teacher PrintoutsTaskProcessResourcesEvaluationConclusionSample ProjectTeacher Printouts


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