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Keywords: WebQuest, Sonoran
Subject(s): Information Skills, Civics, Spelling, Technology, Geography, Grammar, Podcasting, Life Science, Writing
Grades 5 through 6
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Desert Mountain Elementary Sch, Queen Creek, AZ
Planned By: Scott Sebranek
Original Author: Scott Sebranek, Queen Creek
Task
Before you leave on your job, you will work together with your team of experts to research this ecosystem. Your team with consist of a minimum of four experts. Each of your will choose one of the available jobs. Decide your assignments with your team. The team will pull all the information together, develop the slide show, and then share.

You may have to do more than one job if necessary! Go to your job page to find out what to do! To be successful, you will need to work as a team.


Process
1.Decide which scientist/researcher you will be while researching the Senoran Desert. You group must have four of these scientists: botanist, zoologist, meteorologist, environmentalist, sociologist, and cartographer.
2.Discuss the project with your team.
3.Determine the purpose and audience for your presentation (powerpoint).
4.Read your task and brainstorm how you will work together.
5.Go to online and offline resources and explore.
6.Each question or task for your job should be written one a seperate page in your ISN.
7.Take notes on your findings. Write down the name of each source you use. This information/answer will be written on the matching page in the ISN for the question.
8.You will need to write your rough drafts of your answer paragraphs in your ISNs before you type in PowerPoint!
9.Have another student(in your group) edit and sign off that your paragraphs are good.
10.Meet with you team weekly, analyze your findings, and develop your presentations.
11.Share your findings with the class.
12.Publish you presentation on the internet.


Comments
All work would be done on the computers
Links: Our WebQuest
Materials: Mobile Labs, Math
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