Welcome to the ZOOquest

Introduction

Welcome Mrs.Holloway's first grade class!

Let's put our thinking caps on and pretend we are at the ZOO!

There are so many animals at the Zoo but how do we know what they are, what they eat, where they sleep and where they live? You are going to learn all about different zoo animals so by the end of this project you will be an expert! When you are done with your project, you are going to pretend you are a teacher and teach your friends all about your animal.

Let’s start our trip to the zoo!

Task

Imagine you are at the zoo. There are so many different animals, but your goal is to choose one to learn more about. after you have chosen your animal, you can use the computer and websites to research your animal and answer the questions. Any additional facts will add to your project. You will then put pictures of your animal and the facts on a poster board that you will share with the class. 

 

Example:

Animal facts posters

Process

I want you to imagine you are  at the Zoo. 

Pick ONE animal that you would like to learn more about

Use the computer to find information and pictures about your animal

Print out pictures that you have selected

you MUST answer the following questions, and may add any additional information that you find

-What is your animal?

-Where does your animal live?

-What does your animal eat?

-How big is your animal?

Make a poster board about your animal 

Present your facts to the class

 

Click the following links start your project!

site one:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/facts-pictures/

 

site two:

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

 

site three:

http://animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/

Evaluation

This is how your work will be evaluated:

 

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Title

Title can be read from 6 ft. away and is quite creative.

Title can be read from 6 ft. away and describes content well.

Title can be read from 4 ft. away and describes the content well.

The title is too small and/or does not describe the content of the poster well.

Graphics -Clarity

Graphics are all in focus and the content easily viewed and identified from 6 ft. away.

Most graphics are in focus and the content easily viewed and identified from 6 ft. away.

Most graphics are in focus and the content is easily viewed and identified from 4 ft. away.

Many graphics are not clear or are too small.

Required Elements

The poster includes all required elements as well as additional information.

All required elements are included on the poster.

All but 1 of the required elements are included on the poster.

Several required elements were missing.

Content - Accuracy

At least 4 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.

3 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.

2 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.

Less than 1 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.

Mechanics

Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the poster.

There is 1 error in capitalization or punctuation.

There are 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation.

There are more than 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation.

Use of Class Time

Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others.

Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others.

Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but occasionally distracted others.

Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others.

Grammar

There are no grammatical mistakes on the poster.

There is 1 grammatical mistake on the poster.

There are 2 grammatical mistakes on the poster.

There are more than 2 grammatical mistakes on the poster.

 

 

 

Conclusion

Conclusion

What new facts did you learn about your animal? 

What new animals did you find out that live at zoo? 

What was your favorite part of this project? 

How did you feel being a teacher and teaching your friends?

Credits

“Animal Facts Posters.” Home, www.3dgeography.co.uk/animal-facts-posters?lightbox=image9h6.

“Animal Pictures and Facts.” National Geographic, www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/facts-pictures/.

“Sandiegozoo.” San Diego Zoo Kids, kids.sandiegozoo.org/.

“Animal Facts for Kids: Endangered Animals.” Animal Fact Guide, 5 May 2013, animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/.

Teacher Page

Teacher Introduction

My name is a Melissa Holloway and I am a Student studying EC-6 at University of Houston-Victoria. 

I designed this webquest for first grade students,

 

This webquest is designed for students to use their imagination, research information and pretend to be teachers and teach their peers all about their findings.

https://sites.google.com/site/melissahollowayteachinguhv/