Webquests Involving Problem-based Learning
Title URL Grades Problem Posed Student Roles
Our Class Pet http://www.teacherw English, 2, 3, 4 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a pet turtle? Or a gerbil, Animal Expert, Habitat
eb.com/IN/PNC/Cas Languag toad, or fish tank? Maybe you already have a pet at home. Having a pet is a Helper, Budget Keeper,
e arts, big responsibility. Pets require a lot of care. They usually need a special pet and Pet Caregiver
sady/index.html house to live in, food, water, and many other things. Can you think of anything
else you might need to know before getting a new pet? Well you are about to
find out!!! Our class will soon be adopting a new class pet and you get to
help! Your team gets to investigate four possible pets and choose the one you
feel is best for the whole class.
Take Me on http://oncampus.rich Mathema 3, 4 Spring Break! Don't you just love the sound of those two words? Every school Bargain Hunter and Trip
Vacation! mond.edu/academic tics, year we look forward to that week long trip we will take with mom, dad, and our Planner
Languag siblings. Summer vacation is your chance to forget about school and have fun.
s/education/projects This summer, you can't wait to go on vacation! The trip is almost three weeks
/webquests/vacation e Arts, away. You and your family are so excited you can hardly wait! In your
/ excitement, you and your brother decide to take a walk down to the ice cream
shop. As you walk out the front door you spot a note on the refrigerator. You
go to read the note from your parents giving you two responsibility for planning
your vacation. Good luck! We know that this is a big responsibility, but we
know you can do it.
Chocolate http://collier.k12.fl.u English/ 3, 4, 5 Hello! Let me introduce myself. I am Inspector Chips. I am on a mission, and I Researcher and Scientist
Chip Cookies: s/weblessons/cooki Languag will need your help. It has come to my attention that "Chocolate Chip Cookies"
e Arts, may be harmful to your health. Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies… they
To Eat or Not ewq/index.htm are America's favorite cookie. Does this mean we all stop eating them? We will
to Eat! need to work together as a team to gather clues that will lead us to facts and
help us solve this mystery. Your teacher will provide you with a folder and
other materials that you will need.
Exploring http://www.thedalles Social 4, 5 Five new employees have been hired at the Northwest Travel Agency. You are Teams are assigned
Oregon .k12.or.us/staff/dh/lh Studies each to learn about Oregon, so you are able to guide your customers into regions: Eastern Oregon,
wonderful trips around Oregon. Your boss is asking each of you to specialize Central Oregon, Willamette
ughitt/webquests/ex in an area of Oregon. During your training you are to develop a PowerPoint Valley, Coastal Area, and
ploring_oregon.htm presentation** of your area that can be shown to special customers to help Southern Oregon
them decide where to go on their trip. You have the choice of three sets of
customers: an older couple, a young couple or a family.
A Creative http://studenthome. Math 6, 7, 8 The year is 2073 A.D. and the President of the United Nations has drafted you Historian, Abacus
Encounter of nku.edu/~webquest/ (because of your famous mathematical brain) to join a team of mathematical Operator, and Numbers
consultants to travel to Zonetia, a recently discovered planet in a neighboring System Analyst.
the Numerical gabbard/index.htm galaxy. King Zoppo (he's the green guy on the Home page) of the Zony Tribe
Kind on Zonetia insists that his primitive society cannot begin to make technological
advancements unless they have guidance to develop a brand-new base 4
number system to fit the Zonies' two-fingered hands. In order to best
preserve Zony culture, King Zoppo, in his wisdom, has requested that the new
number symbols be different than those used on Earth. Because King Zoppo
knows that Earthlings spent thousands and thousands of years developing the
current U.S./European number system, he wants you to use your experience
to assist him in leading his people through an efficient process, instead of
leaving them to build their own number system slowly, through trial and error.
There's no time to waste!
Franchise http://projects.edtec Mathema 6, 7, 8 Many people choose to quit their jobs and try opening their own restaurants. Project Manager,
h.sandi.net/memori tics This can sometimes be a very risky business. People choose to open a Accountant, Investor
business that is already well known. This is called a Franchise. In this lesson,
al/franchise/index.ht your class will investigate different franchises and decide which one is best to
m invest in. In this unit you will complete a presentation to the class convincing
them to invest in your chosen franchise.
Aboriginal http://www.teachers. English, 6, 7, 8 There has been much discussion lately on the news and in the newspapers Historian, Reporter,Health
Studies ash.org.au/wattle/ab Languag about whether the Australian Government should make a formal apology to the Worker, Anthropoligist,
e Arts, Indigenous people of Australia for the Government policies of the past which Librarian
WebQuest studs/index.htm have affected them. The Prime Minister has requested a group be appointed to
[Australian] help advise himself and other central community representatives on how
Australian people view saying "Sorry" to the Aboriginal People. You have been
appointed to that Advisors group. The question to be answered by your team
Studies is: Should the Prime Minister and the Government say "sorry" to the Aboriginal
People? Why/why not?
Scream http://teacherweb.co Mathema 6, 7, 8 You’re zooming down the track at more than 100 km per hour, holding on for Historian, Physist, and
Machine - A m/MD/OxonHillMS/ tics dear life, feet pressing the floor of the car. Your heart is in your throat and Design Engineer
your stomach is—well, somewhere. You consider it death-defying, yet worth
Roller Coaster TechEffectScream these fascinating sensations of fright. You also consider it worth another long
WebQuest MachineWebQuest/i wait in an endless line! Roller coasters, like other amusement park rides, are
ndex.html designed using physics laws to simulate danger. The rides are typically very
safe. How do physics laws affect roller coaster designs? How does the
history of roller coaster design affect the technology of their design today?
Where Did My http://www.personal. Art/Music 6, 7, 8 In celebration of the 500th anniversary of your city, the museum commission Construction workers:
House Come psu.edu/faculty/j/x/jx , Social has decided to build a one-half scale model town in the city park, just outside specialty with roofs,
the stadium. The idea of the town is to reflect the various and diverse groups windows, siding, and
From? z8/Student_Webqu Studies of people who built and have lived in the city since it was founded. The chimneys.
ests/Durborow/wher commission has requested all of the architectural firms in the area donate
e.htm plans for one house each. Of particular interest are houses that appear to
have been remodeled and added to as new families moved in or styles
changed, since these show a building with history. You and your partners will
research a wide variety of styles, techniques, and details that have been used
for the construction of houses from early in our history to the present time.
Using these references, you will work together to create a home design of your
own and write a report. From this design, you will build a small model of the
home, for presentation to the commission.
Music http://www.personal. Art/Music 6, 7, 8 You and your team have been elected by the mayor of the city to be the Entertainment supervisor,
Adventure psu.edu/faculty/j/x/jx designers for the new park. As a class, we must choose at least 5 "lands", Architect, Food and
each representing a different style or age of music. Your team will research, Beverage Manager,
z8/Student_Webqu design, and create a model or blueprint of your section of the theme park. Engineer, and Game
Art Exhibit! http://184.108.40.206/~ Art 6, 7, 8, 9 You are a member of an elite group of museum curators for a traveling art Museum curator
cnolan/exhibit/ exhibit that is coming to your school. Your job is to research and acquire the
artworks you will display in the show. You will be working with two or three
other museum curators to produce an exhibit with an overall theme of your
choice. In addition, each curator will be an expert on a different art element or
principle of design, and will choose three works of art that are good examples
of their area of expertise. When the exhibit is opened to the public, the works
of art will be displayed with your research as well as one of your own works of
Who Wants to http://www.personal. Mathema 6, 7, 8, 9, Who wants to be a millionaire? If you had one million dollars, what would you High School Graduate,
be a psu.edu/faculty/j/x/jx tics [ & 10, 11, do with it?Did you know that it is possible for you to become a millionaire College Graduate,
during your lifetime? You do not need to win the lottery, win a contest, appear Graduate Student
Millionaire z8/Student_Webqu CAPP?] 12
on a game show, or have a job with a large salary. All you need is some
ests/Neu_Sel_Yar/ money to invest, time, and a willingness to take some risks. This webquest will
Questts/Ourquest allow you to explore the possibility of becoming a millionaire by investing
different sums of money in two types of investments, certificates of deposit
(CDs) and mutual funds.
1776: France http://projects.edtec Social 8 "As members of an expedition sent to the New World on July 4, 1776, Journalist, travel advisor,
Helps h.sandi.net/langaca Studies, students, in groups of three, must submit a recommendation as to France's researcher
Language potential role in the revolutionary war."
America Win d/1776/t-index.htm Arts
May 4th, 1970 http://brianmckenna Social 9, 10, 11, Students are assigned a specific role as part of a higher education community Students, Administration,
- Kent State .tripod.com/ksmain. Studies 12 to investigate and make recommendations for a strategic plan at Kent State Government, Parents
University after the events of protesting during the Vietnam War.
Quickquest http://www.kn.pacbe Social 9, 10, 11, Students explore the significance of the $7 trillion dollar debt by assuming a Number cruncher, fact
ll.com/wired/democr Studies 12 specific expert role of number cruncher, fact finder, grant advisor, or budget checker, Growth advocate,
balancer. Students must develop an argument and provide solutions as part of Budget balancer
acy/quickquest.html a fact-finding committee for politicians.