1. Choose an animal
In order to choose an animal, copy these links into your search bar and read through these websites for help in making a selection
https://www.insectidentification.org/insects-by-type-and-region.php?thisState=Mississippi&thisType=Bee,%20Ant,%20Wasp%20and%20Similar (Site has links to each insect class)
After you have selected an animal for this WebQuest, write the name of the animal in the blank below:
Animal Name: ___________________________________
2. Animal Information
To find general information about the animal you have chosen, go to the following link
In the top left corner of the iNaturalist page there is a search bar, type in the name of the animal you selected.
Once you have found the page for your chosen animal, read the information on the page and fill out the following information
3. Animal Range
To determine the range of your animal in the state of Mississippi, go to Google Images
In the search bar, enter the name of your animal and the words "home range".
Your search should look like this - (animal name) home range
Once you have found an image that contains a map of your animal's range, look at the state of Mississippi.
In the space provided below, describe if your animal's range covers the entire state of Mississippi or only part of the state. If only part of the state is found in the range, describe what part of Mississippi that your animal is found in. (Use complete sentences)
To determine if your animal is endangered, click on the link below and scan for your selected animal. If the animal is not on this list, your species is not endangered
Endangered: circle one option YES or NO
5. Interesting Fact
Using any of the links provided that you have already observed, write down one fact about your animal that you believe is interesting in the space below.
6. Application Questions
Next, answer the following questions using complete sentences
Have you seen this animal before? Where did you see it? What was it doing?
What role do you think this animal plays in its ecosystem?
Did you learn anything about this animal that you did not already know?