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Denise Black Kennesaw State University Overview This webquest was designed for 2 nd Grade Science and Language Arts. The students will discover the stages of metamorphosis and make a mini-book to illustrate them. Standards & Materials Introduction Process EvaluationConclusion Extension Activities Task
Standards & Materials Go Back S2L1 Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms. ELA2R4 The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. ELA2W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. Classroom materials: computer, pencils, crayons, construction paper
Introduction Paulding County is growing very rapidly. Builders want to drain a community pond so they can build a subdivision. The pond has green tree frog eggs in it. The green tree frog is the state symbol for amphibians. Therefore, the state of Georgia will not allow the pond to be drained until the frogs have completed their stages of metamorphosis. Go Back
Task The commissioners of Paulding County have hired you and your partners to compile a report on the stages of metamorphosis of the green tree frog. They need this information so that they can tell the builders when they may start draining the pond. Your group will research the stages of metamorphosis and design a mini-book. When you are an expert on frogs, your task is to make a mini-book to send to the commissioners that explains the stages of metamorphosis. Go Back
Process 1. Each member of your group will need to click on the pad and print out the research sheet to help you with your research. Your teacher will assign each member of the group a stage of metamorphosis to investigate. Working independently you will gather information about your stage of metamorphosis of the green tree frog. Please Continue
2. The first thing you will learn is the life cycle of frogs. Please read the definition of the life cycle and then study the frog’s life cycle picture to see what tadpole eggs become.definition of the life cyclefrog’s life cycle picture Please Continue
http://www.tooter4kids.com/Frogs/life_cycle_of_frogs.htm http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/cycle.html 3. Click on the websites below for information on metamorphosis http:www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow9/jun99/lifecycle.cycle.shtm Please Continue
4.Now it is time to get with your group and discuss what you have learned. You will work together to create your mini-book. Remember to help each other. See your teacher for construction paper to complete your book. Helpful tips: Make sure the stages are in the correct order. Be sure to check each other’s work Review the rubric before turning in your mini-book Go Back
Evaluation Click on to see the rubric which will be used to grade your mini-book, paragraph, and your ability to work with a partner. Go Back This is how your teacher will grade your work. Your group will receive a grade as a team for mini-book, but you will receive individual grades for your paragraph and your ability to work with a partner. Each member of the group should complete a self-reflectionself-reflection sheetsheet. Please be honest as you reflect upon how each member contributed to the group.
Conclusion Go Back Now that you have completed this webquest, you should be able to tell about the metamorphosis of a frog. Here are some things to think about now that you have finished the webquest. Did you wonder what happened to the other animals that live in the pond? Would you have allowed the pond to be drained? Why or why not? Which is more important, that people have houses or the animal’s habitat is preserved?
Fun Activities Write a letter and address and envelope to the commissioners.letterenvelope Print out the life cycle cards. Cut them apart and put them in the correct order. Click here to print out the life cycle cards.Click here to print out the life cycle cards. Take a test to find out what kind of frog youtest would be. Animated frogsfrogs Write a funny story.story Hear a frog croakcroak Go Back