Ocean Extravaganza

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					A Journey Under the Oceans
    Exploring the Ocean Floor
                 Introduction
Introduction


Task           Welcome ocean explorers! You are
               about to be given a very important
               mission! Get ready to travel down into
Process
               the depths of the ocean!

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Conclusion


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                          Task
Introduction


Task           You are leading an expedition down to explore
                 the ocean bottom! Before you can serve as
                 a guide, you must understand all the parts
Process          of the ocean floor and its inhabitants. Here
                 is your task:

Evaluation
               1. Research the different parts of the ocean floor
                  and create a map that outlines these parts.
Conclusion
               2. Choose an animal that lives in the ocean and
                  become an expert. Present what you have
Teacher’s         learned about the animal in a pamphlet that
Page              demonstrates your knowledge!
                                    Process
Introduction 1. Begin by researching the ocean floor. What does it look like? What are its
                   components? Record what you learn in your science journal. Before you take a
                   journey into the deep you should know where your going!
               These sites will be helpful as you begin your expedition!
Task
               http://www.mos.org/oceans/planet/features.html
               http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0860098.html
Process        http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0860099.html


Evaluation     2. Choose an animal that lives in the ocean and become an expert! Where does it
                  live? What does it need to survive? Who are its enemies? What are it’s
                  characteristics? Record your research in your science journal as well.
Conclusion     These sites will be helpful:
               http://www.panda.org/news_facts/education/virtual_wildlife/wild_places/oceans.cfm
               http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/kids.htm
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               3. Design and create a pamphlet that shares what you have learned about the
                   animal you researched. The pamphlet will be available for those who will be
                   taking your guided floor of the ocean floor!
                          Evaluation
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               Task       3 points             2 points             1 point               0 points
Task
                          Extensive            Extensive
                                                                    Little research is    No evidence of
               Journal    research is          research is
                                                                    conducted and         research is
                          conducted and        conducted. Little
Process        Records    recorded in          is recorded in
                                                                    recorded in           recorded in
                                                                    journal               journal
                          journal              journal

                                               Missing one or
Evaluation                All components                            Missing several
                                               two major
               Map of     of ocean floor
                                               components of
                                                                    major                 Students is
                          are included.                             components.           lacking all major
               Ocean      Thoughtful and
                                               ocean floor.
                                                                    Little attention to   components of
                                               Thoughtful and
               Floor      creative display
                                               creative display
                                                                    thoughtful and        the ocean floor
Conclusion                of information                            creative display
                                               of information
                          Information is       Information is
                                                                    Information is
                          presented            presented                                  No organization
                                                                    presented with
Teacher’s                 logically, lacking   logically with few
                                                                    little organization
                                                                                          of material with
               Pamphlet   grammatical          grammatical
                                                                    and many
                                                                                          many
Page                      errors. Valuable     errors.                                    grammatical
                                                                    grammatical
                          information is       Information is                             errors
                                                                    errors
                          shared creatively    shared creatively
                  Conclusion
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               Congratulations!
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               You are now ready to take your first expedition
Process        into the great depths of the sea! You’re a first
               class ocean explorer! Don’t miss your ship out
               to the ocean!
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                  This Webquest was designed for 5th graders to complete as they begin a
                   science unit on oceans!
Task              It addresses the Virginia Science SOL 5.6 which states:
                   The student will investigate and understand characteristics of the ocean
                   environment. Key concepts include:
Process            geological characteristics (continental shelf, slope, rise)
                   English 5.8 which states:
                   The student will write for a variety of purposes:
Evaluation         a. to describe, to inform, to entertain, and to explain
                   b. Choose planning strategies for various writing purpose
                   c. Organize information
Conclusion         d. Demonstrate awareness of intended audience
                   e. Use precise and descriptive vocabulary to create tone and voice.
                   f. Revise writing for clarity
                   g. Use available technology to access information
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                  This Webquest can also be adapted to accommodate a variety of different
                   learners.

				
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