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A Science WebQuest for Students

Introduction / Tasks / Process / Resources / Evaluation

Introduction

Congratulations!! You need to design and produce a leaflet


for the Matrix Museum’s new exhibition on
You have just been Nutrition. You will work in a group of 3 to
hired as the produce a leaflet on one of these nutrition
new Museum topics: plants, the animal digestive
Guide system, or the respiratory system.
Your teacher will tell you which topic is
yours. You need to research your topic,
and produce an attractive and colorful
leaflet that will attract visitors to your part
of the exhibition.
Tasks

The Matrix Museum is preparing a new exhibition on: plants, the animal
digestive system, and the respiratory system.

In this WebQuest you are going to work in teams to collect information about
Nutrition.

You will then use this information to prepare a leaflet for your visitors. In the
last part of your presentation you will have to choose the best exhibition.

Investigate the links provided in the Process section. Study


Task 1
them together with the Worksheet your teacher gives you.

Task 2 Your team must do the quiz to check understanding.

Create a leaflet for the visitors of the museum. Then choose the
Task 3
best exhibition.

To start your research, go to the Process stage.


Process

Task 1

In this part of the WebQuest you will work in teams of three to produce a
leaflet on one of these nutrition topics: plants, the animal digestive
system, or the respiratory system. Take a look at all the links provided.
Then do the quiz to check your understanding. Follow the instructions
carefully. There are three different activities.

Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3

Pre-activities Do a Quiz to check how Prepare a leaflet


much you know about
Vocabulary and Nutrition
knowledge activities

Activity 1

Let´s begin by understanding some general concepts. Take a look at the


following links on Systems and Cell Process . Work in your group to answer
the following question below. Answer the questions on a sheet of paper.

What is a system?

Name at least three different sytems found in the link provided

Why can´t systems work alone?

What is excretion?

Which are the two types of respiration?

How do plants make their own food?

Can animals make their own food?

Activity 2

We have looked at some key concepts. Now you must be ready to start your
own research. Your teacher will tell you which topic is yours.
Your research team will work on the following links provided on the table below
about plants, the animal digestive system, or the respiratory system.

Read the instructions for each website. Then click the link under the image to
visit the website.

Take note of the main ideas to be able to do the Matrix Museum Quiz in Activity
3, Task 1.

Team 1 Animal Digestive System

Digestion Digestive system of The flow of


different animals
energy through
Read the ‘Animal digestion: Read the ‘Digestive Systems plants and animals
Herbivores & Carnivores’ indifferent Animals’ section.
section. You will learn about Birds, Read the ‘Picture of a Food
Horses, Insects, Crustaceans, Chain’ section.
Snakes and Mollusks.

Team 2 Respiratory System

Respiratory system in Respiratory System Respiratory system


different animals
Read the ‘Respiratory System-
Read the ‘Respiratory
Read the ‘External All about breathing’; ‘What
Respiration’ section. does this system do?, and System’ and ‘Gas Exchange’,
‘Interacting with other
‘Bodies and Respiration’,
systems’ sections.
‘Methods of Respiration ’and
‘Respiratory Principal’
sections.

Team 3 Plants
Video on Photosynthesis
How plants and animals
Photosynthesis differ
Read the ‘Photosythesis if
for the Birds-and Everything
As you watch the video Chart explaining the
Else’ section.
difference between plants and
complete the worksheet animals
provided

Activity 3

Task 1

We have taken a look at different systems. Let´s now do a quiz to check our
understanding. You must do the quiz on the topic your teacher selected. Work
with you research team. Click below the picture to start the quiz.

Matrix Museum Quiz


Quiz Team 1 Quiz Team 2 Quiz Team 3
Digestive System Respiratory System Plants
Animal Digestive
System

Click here Click here Click here

Task 2
In this task your research team will produce a leaflet on the topic you were
assigned. To prepare your leaflet do the following:

• Add a title (name of the animal or plant you have chosen)


• draw the corresponding system (neat, colourful)
• label parts (correct spelling, neat, and clear)
• Add “Did you know facts”. For example: Did you know that plants use
energy from the sun to change carbon dioxide (CO2 - carbon and
oxygen) and water (H2O- hydrogen and oxygen) into starches and
sugars. This is called photosynthesis.
• Take a look at this leaflet as an example.

Take a look at these additional links if you need more information

• Closed and Open circulatory systems


• Stages in the Digestive process In this link only read the title where it
says: Stages in the Digestive process.
• Digestive Systems covers vertebrates, sharks, birds, rabbits, horses,
koalas, cattle, deer, sheep: the descriptions are brief, but there are some
good line drawings of the digestive systems.
• Comparison of Structures and Functions in the Six Kingdoms: Just take a
look at plant and animal kingdoms

Decide which team member will present the leaflet to the class.

Practice the presentation.

When you are ready your team will present the leaflet to the class.

Task 3

In this task you will do the following:

1) Your research team will give a presentation of the leaflet to the class.

2) Listen to the other research team presentations and make notes.

Your teacher will put together all the leaflets created by the different research
team to create a Matrix Museum exhibition.

3) Have a class discussion to decide

a)which of the three exhibitions you would like to visit.

b)vote to choose which one is the most popular.


Now that you have completed the Tasks, go to the Evaluation stage.

Evaluation

Self-evaluation

It is now time to evaluate your work on this WebQuest. Write a short


composition in English of about 100 - 150 words answering these questions:

1) How well did I work with the others in my group?

2) What did I learn about the topic we researched?

3) How interesting and useful was this WebQuest?

When you are ready, give your self-evaluation to your teacher.

Teacher evaluation

Use this table when evaluating your students' work

Poor Good Very good Excellent


(2) (3) (4) (5)
Research – the student made
good use of the sites given to
research the topic.
The information and ideas
found were correct.
Group work – the student
worked well collaboratively,
sharing ideas and research.
The student valued the
contributions of the other
group members.
The presentation was
completed according to the
instructions and was well
prepared.
The presentation to the class
was clear and well performed.

Total marks:

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