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WebQuest: Discovering Deserts
Home Introduction Process Task Evaluation Conclusion Credits
Teachers Script Standards Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion

WebQuest for 4th Graders

Designed by Ann Tangerose
atangero@amersol.edu.pe

Teacher Introduction


This lesson was developed as part of an online class through the University of Northern Iowa in conjunction with the fourth grade teachers and the computer teachers of Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt in Lima, Peru.

Deserts have unique geological features and are an important part of the world as they exist on all continents.  As humans, we have a significant impact on our environment.  On the other hand, the environment causes all living things to adapt.  In this project the students will be working in groups to explore desert animals, plants, and peoples.  They will become an expert in a specific area on desert research.  They will be exploring and researching many different resources including the Internet to become very knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  They will be exploring how their specific area adapts to the difficult conditions that exist in the desert.  With their expertise they will be able to become of a part of a larger research group.  In this group, they will research and learn how their area of expertise reacts and interacts with the other areas in the desert environment.  As a group they will be constructing a Virtual Desert Museum to help others understand the aspects of adaptations in the desert environment.

 

 

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