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  WebQuest  Hotlist   Amy  Hepler   National  University     Assignment  2.2a   In  partial  fulfillment  of  the  requirements  for  MAT  675   Professor  Ronald  Payne   June  13,  2012    

2.2a 2   WebQuest Hotlist WebQuest Title The Lifecycle of an Apple

WebQuest Address http://questgarden.c om/131/03/5/11091 1155341/index.htm

Subject Area


KindergartenLife Science

Students learn about the life cycle of an apple through the use of reading the story “The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree,” by Gail Gibbons. Students will then complete a KWL on the reading. Students will also have a PowerPoint presentation on Johnny Apple seed, followed by watching an online video about the life cycle of an apple. Students will also have an opportunity to create two related art projects. Then conclude with playing “Squiggly Apples” on the computer. Students learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin through the use of a video on the life cycle of a pumpkin. Additionally, student will read a story and discuss what they know about the pumpkin lifecycle based on the video they watched and reading they did. Finally, students will create a model of what they know about the pumpkin lifecycle. They can complete the model in any way they would like, but will present to the class at the end. This would go well when teaching about the life cycle of an apple and learning about plants. Students learn to be scientists by looking for traits and characteristics to classify animals in groups. Students will watch a video and as a class write the meaning of important vocabulary words presented in video. Students will then write about one of the animals. The class will complete a graphic organizer based on animal characteristics. Students will also play an online game followed by completing an art project of an animal of choice. A few modifications will need to be made for kindergarten age

The Life of a Pumpkin

http://questgarden.c om/133/74/2/11102 1102629/index.htm

KindergartenLife Science

Classifying Animals into Groups

http://questgarden.c om/144/79/3/12052 8131434/index.htm

KindergartenLife Science

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Lifecycle of the Butterfly

http://questgarden.c om/144/36/9/12050 7055452/index.htm

KindergartenLife Science

Insect for a Day

http://questgarden.c om/104/46/8/10060 3132917/index.htm

KindergartenLife Science

What’s a Plant?

http://questgarden.c om/118/09/9/11031 4162934/index.htm

KindergartenLife Science

http://questgarden.c om/124/37/3/11041

KindergartenLife Science

Name That Part!

level, most modifications call for the class completing a task together instead of individually. Great to incorporate in a plants and animals unit. Students will learn about the stages and processes of the life cycle of a butterfly. They will read a story followed by working in groups to come up with a drawing of what they know about butterflies. Students are expected to draw and write about what they learned. Slight modifications will need to be made on the writing of a paragraph to fit the ability of students in kindergarten (maybe write one sentence or write a paragraph as a class). Great for plants and animals unit. Students will pick a bug to be for the day. They will listen to the story “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” by Bob Barner. Students then create a story and make a t-chart of the similarities and differences of two bugs. They will then watch a video and make a clay model of their insect. Lastly, they will answer the question “is a spider an insect?” The t-chart may need to be modified to meet the needs of kindergarten students. This would be good to follow the lifecycle of a butterfly WebQuest above. Students will participate in completing a KWL chart. They will the watch a short video and look at websites about plants. Once they have learned about what a plant is they will create a poster of different plant parts and play some online plant games. This would work well when introducing plants and their parts. Should follow learning about apples and pumpkins. Students will be provided with a plant worksheet. They will go to a website

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A Plant Has Needs Too!

http://questgarden.c om/122/28/0/11032 2153650/

KindergartenLife Science

Insect Exploration

http://questgarden.c om/36/46/2/061002 150857/

KindergartenLife Science

and read about parts of a plant and then complete the worksheet by labeling the parts they learned about. Students will then watch a movie and play online games about plant parts. This would be a good lesson to use after introducing plants, as a support tool or further practice with learning plant parts. Students will start with learning about the plant cycle followed by learning about the needs of a plant. Students will explore their school to see the different plants around. They will then watch a video and grow a plant. Students are expected to keep a journal on the plant they grow in class. This is great for students to support further learning of plants. It should be used after learning about the basic structure of plants. Students will research four different insects that are in four different Eric Carle books. They will use what they find to come up with a new insect of their own creation, just like Eric Carle did. Students also have several coloring pages they can complete to look at different types of insects before creating their own. This would be a good WebQuest to use after students have learned about insects and insect parts.


This is a list of nine WebQuest sites and descriptions that all meet kindergarten life science standards on plants and insects.