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Pet Detective WebQuest


 

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Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities:
    Language Arts
  • Educational Technology
  • Science:
    Life Sciences: Animals

Grades

  • PreK
  • K-2
  • 3-5

 

Brief Description

Take an online tour to learn about pets and their care.

 

Objectives

Students will
  • play the role of "pet detective."
  • study pets and their care.

 

Keywords

Pets, WebQuest, pet shop

 

Materials Needed

  • Internet access

 

Lesson Plan

Kindergarten teacher Debbie Zakowski of Captain Hunt School in Central Falls, Rhode Island, created the Pet Detective WebQuest for her students. In this activity, students click on selected Web links and answer questions about the material they encounter. The WebQuest is designed to be used with small groups of students but can easily be adapted for whole group instruction.

NOTE: Some of the links in this WebQuest no longer work, but enough of them function to make this a useful student activity.  

Assessment

Students share something they learned from the WebQuest with a partner. Assessment is achieved through teacher observation during discussions as the students work.

 

Lesson Plan Source

Mrs. Batchelder's Animal Page, Central Falls (RI) School District

 

National Standards

LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Reading for Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

SCIENCE
GRADES K - 4
NS.K-4.3 Life Science

TECHNOLOGY
GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts

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Originally published 05/02/2003
Links last updated 03/28/2008