Owl Web Quest
There was a break in at the National Owl Zoo and five owls have escaped. They are all
different and very hard to catch. The zoo is looking for investigators to help in the
search. All investigators must be trained so they know what they are looking for. In
order for you to become an investigator you must also be trained.
What is your owl like?
Your group of investigators can use any materials or centers from the classroom to create
a model, sketch or drawing of your assigned owl. You will need to label all owl parts on
your drawing or sketch. Then your group will present your final project to the rest of the
1. Every student will be assigned to groups of four by the teacher
2. Once in your group your teacher will assign you an area of expertise
3. Areas will be:
Food & behavior
Population & range
Description & size
4. You can then go to the computers to find the information you need. You can
only use the websites linked below.
5. Write down your findings on a piece if paper so you can share the information
with your group members.
6. Gather with your group, share, and discuss the information collected by other
7. Discuss with your group and decide how your owl will be illustrated.
8. Remember, you can use any classroom materials available to you.
9. Remember to label all owl parts on your illustrations so viewers can understand.
10. Have fun!
Ferruginous Pigmy Owl
Mexican Spotted Owl
Northern Spotted Owl
When you are finished with the Web Quest you will have a better understanding of
different owl species. What their habitat is, what they eat, where they live, and
description. If they have any adaptations, what is an adaptation, and why animals adapt
differently based on the environment in which they live.
What other animals can you think of that even though share some characteristics are
Each group will receive one grade for this project. Each member of the group should
work together so that the group can receive the best grade possible. Remember to label
your illustrations. Be creative!