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Science Alliance
Students use science to create a superhero!
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

http://www.mtnbrook.k12.al.us/MBJH/webpages/science/Fiskj/webquest2.html

CONTENT:
This is a WebQuest, created especially for seventh graders, that gives students the opportunity to take science concepts and create a super hero and his sidekick.
AESTHETICS:
This site does not have a lot of flash, just instructions for completing the activity.
ORGANIZATION:
The home page has a left-side menu, and each internal page links back to the home page.
REVIEW:
At some time in their life, all youngsters wish to be or wonder what it would be like to be a super hero. This WebQuest gives them the opportunity to explore the possibilities. The activity encourages students to apply the concepts they have learned about the electromagnetic spectrum to create a superhero and his sidekick. The finished product is a comic strip or newspaper article. A rubric for evaluation is included. Though the activity is complete, teachers might want to take the idea and flesh it out somewhat to make it a more in-depth learning experience for their students.
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Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
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12/18/2001