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2 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Animal Adventures: Learning about Different Kinds of Animals A WebQuest for Kindergarteners Created by: Angela Taylor

3 Click ME! Let’s go on an animal safari! You will explore the life and habitats of different types of animals. At the end of your journey, you will be an animal expert. To navigate through the Safari, click on the colored image at the top of the page to see all of the pages. let’s begin our adventure! Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page

4 Your Task Pretend you are traveling with a group of scientists all over the world looking at animals. You are collecting important information to share with all kindergarten students at Farmer Elementary. All of the sudden you see an animal. You will need to discover: 1.What type of animal it is. 2.How it moves. 3.What it eats. 4.Where it might live. Click the Bubble! Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page

5 Process View the following videos to learn about 3 types of animals. Click on each t.v. to learn about animals. Mammals video Birds video Reptiles video Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Click Me!

6 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Click on the following animals to play animal games and learn more about animals. Animals are so interesting. Look for animals in magazines. Cut them out. Sort them by mammal, reptile or bird on our classroom animal board. Paste the animal pictures under the right section. Discuss with your partner what you know about the animals you found. What makes it a mammal, reptile or bird? Click on the following tiger. Work with your partner to classify the animals as mammals, reptiles, or birds. Click Me! Click on the turtle at the top to see a new page.

7 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Let’s sing a song about where animals live. Click on the elephant to sing along. Let’s pretend to be animals. We will read If I Were a Jungle Animal by Tom and Amanda Ellery. Click on the t.v. below to sing and dance to the song Animal Action. Click Me! Click on the turtle at the top to see a new page.

8 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page You are learning so much about animals! There is one more place to look for interesting information about mammals, reptiles and birds. Visit our Book Nook center and look at animal books with your partner. Don’t forget to write or draw interesting things you are reading about in your animal notebooks. What did you learn about animals? Choose an animal and make a web with your partner. Tell what covers it’s body, what it eats and where it might live. Do you know what type of animal it is? Write that in your web too! Click on the monkey to print out a page. Click Me! Click on the turtle at the top to see a new page.

9 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Now that you are an animal expert, you are ready to share what you learned with your friends. Choose one of the following options to show what you learned. 1. Make an animal mask with the materials in art center and act out your animal. You must tell what type of animal it is and any other important information you learned. 2.Make an animal poster showing what you learned about different types of animals. 3.Make a book about animals. Tell what type of animal it is, what it eats, and where it lives. Click Me! Click on the turtle at the top to go back to the first process page.

10 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Following Directions I followed all directions and did not need any reminders to stay on task. I followed all directions. I was reminded 1-3 times to stay on task. I followed some directions. I was reminded several times to stay on task I did not follow directions well. I was off task most of the time. Cooperating with partner We worked well together and completed all parts of the project. We presented our project together too. We were able to help each other and work together to complete all parts of the project. We had some difficulty working together. We had to take some of our free choice center time to work on our project. We had a lot of difficulty talking and working together. Instead of working, we played around. Final Project Completion My final project demonstrated a complete understanding of animals, i.e. types, body coverings, movement, diet and habitat. My final project demonstrated a partial understanding of animals, i.e. types, body coverings, movement, diet, and habitat. My final project demonstrated little understanding of animals, i.e. types, body coverings, movement, diet, and habitat. My final project was incomplete and lacked an understanding of animals, i.e. types, body coverings, movement, diet, etc. Presentation of Project I participated fully in the presentation of my project with a clear voice and included many details about my animal or animals. I participated partially in the presentation of my project. My voice was somewhat clear and I gave some details. I participated very little in the presentation of my project. My audience had difficulty hearing me. I was unable to present my project due to lack of initiative or ability to follow directions. __

11 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Congratulations! You have completed your animal adventure. You have learned that there are different types of animals. You should be proud of yourself. If you want to learn more about animals try some of the following ideas: 1. Go to your local zoo. Try to obtain zoo membership so that you can go often. Take along a notebook so that you can draw and write about the animals you observe. 2. Visit a local farm. Observe the animals that live there. Ask the farm workers any questions you have about the animals. Draw or write about what you are learning in a notebook. 3. Visit the following websites for additional fun learning about animals: user name: jeff; password: help; click on science oo.html

12 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page This WebQuest is designed for kindergarten students. This WebQuest covers kindergarten life science Ky. Core Content 4.1 * Organisms have basic needs and can survive only in environments in which their needs are met * Animals need air, water, and food. * Animals can be classified into groups by using various characteristics (e.g. body coverings, body structures, habitats, behaviors). This WebQuest meets KYTS 6 through integration of technology into instruction. It provides a variety of authentic opportunities for students to further their learning. This WebQuest meets NETS*T by using technology to design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments. Students are able to explore concepts and learn at their own pace. They can work collaboratively with a partner to discuss concepts/content. The assessment rubric gives a visual of what is expected and can be referred to multiple times as students explore their learning about animals using the WebQuest. *** Click on the fish to go to the next teacher page *** Click fish at top to go to first teacher page

13 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page There are many ways to approach using this WebQuest with kindergarten students. Here are some ideas. You may introduce the different tasks during whole class morning meeting and practice navigating the WebQuest together on the Smart Board. Then allow time for pairs of students to explore during literacy centers at computer work stations. You may want to have your assistant or a parent helper stay close by to the computer work stations to assist students with completing and focusing on certain tasks. It would be helpful to make this a 1-2 week long project. Many kindergarten students would lose focus if it is extended for too long of a period. Allowing time each morning, before literacy centers, to explore the WebQuest together and guide students in their discussion/discovery of different animals would be best. *** Click fish at top to go to next teacher page

14 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Once students have completed all parts of the WebQuest and their final project, you may conduct presentation practice sessions at morning meeting for a week. Give the students feedback on their presentation using the rubric. Allow the whole class to begin giving feedback after you demonstrate this a few times. Prepare for an animal presentation by inviting parents or other kindergarten classes to your room to be the audience. Do this over the course of a week. It would be too cumbersome for students to sit for 13 presentations straight. You may write an invitation as a whole class shared writing activity. Then make copies to send home and to other classrooms. Most important of all make learning about animals exciting and fun. Do whole class animal movement to the Animal Action song for kinesthetic times. Play animal charades. Encourage students to say the name of the animal as well as the type. Use animal books as a read aloud or use big books for a shared reading activity. The ideas are endless! *** Click fish at top to go to first teacher page

15 Introduction Task Process EvaluationConclusionTeacher page Continue to work on reading and writing strategies. Work on addition and subtraction skills.

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