Zooquest is designed as a culminating activity at the end of the Growth and Changes in Animals unit. It is designed for grade 2 students but can easily be adapted/modified for the Grade 4 Habitats and Communities unit or the Grade 7 Biodiversity unit.
This webquest is designed for students to work in groups of 6, one for each classification. If your class numbers don't allow for this it is recommended to do groups of 3 and extend the timeline so that each student may complete two classifications instead of just one.
This webquest is designed to take 2 weeks to complete, however may need longer depending on your class. As there is a crosscurricular component (reading, writing and oral communication) it is recommended to work on this webquest during literacy time as well as science class if possible.
For students who struggle with reading text to speech software may be needed to help them with their research. Alternately students can watch videos about the animal that they chose to help them with their research.
Students who have difficulty with writing tasks may need scribing or speech to text software to assist with recording information from their research.
Some students may not be comfortable presenting to the entire class. For those students the option of a private presentation or allowing them to record their portion of the presentation may be presented as an alternative.