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Let's Learn About Habitats
Mrs. Large's Second Grade WebQuest Page

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A WebQuest for Second Grade Science

Designed by
Lillie Large

INTRODUCTION

What is a habitat? We know that it is a special place for something to live. But what important things does this place have in order for it to be called a habitat? In what habitat do certain plants and animals live? We will be studying 4 special habitats, and you will learn the answers to these questions and many more. You will use this webquest page to take an electronic fieldtrip to each habitat. On each trip you will learn new and interesting facts.

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TASK

As our class studies each of 4 habitats, you will visit this webquest page with a partner to take your electronic fieldtrips. As you travel through your habitats you will collect interesting facts about each one. At the end of our study you and your partner will design a poster to display the facts you've learned about the 4 habitats. You and your partner will present your poster to the class.

THE PROCESS

To accomplish this task you will follow the steps below:
1. First you will be assigned a partner.
2. Then you will click on the words HABITAT FACT SHEETS and print 1 copy.
3. Then you will click on the links that have the name of the habitat we are currently studying.
4. Enjoy your field trip but don't forget to answer the questions and fill out your habitat fact sheet.
5. After all 4 habitats have been studied, you and your partner will work together to design a habitat poster to display and share all that you have learned.
6. When you have finished your poster you will present it to the class.

Resources
USE THESE LINKS

Print the Habitat Fact Sheet.

Use these links for Rainforest Question 1.

Animals of the Rainforest

Tropical Rainforests

Use these links for Rainforest Question 2.

Plants of the Rainforest.

What Kind of Plants?

Plants

Use for Rainforest Question 3.

Rainforest Layers

Tropical Rainforests

Use for Rainforest Question 4.

Rainforest Products.

Deserts

Desert Topics

Forests

Deciduous Forests

Fantastic Forest!

Oceans

Oceans Field Trip

Treasures@Sea

How You Will Be Graded

1. You cooperated with your partner.
2. You completed the fact sheet.
3. You helped design a habitat poster with your partner.
4. You included interesting facts and illustrations.
5. You helped present your poster to the class.

CONCLUSION

You have completed 4 electronic field trips. You've learned about the wonders of the rainforest, the desert, the forest, and the oceans. I hope you enjoyed your trips!

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for the HABITAT FACT SHEET.

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NOTE TO TEACHERS

This is an unusually long unit. Because we study 4 different habitats, I have chosen to put all 4 habitats in the same webquest. It will take approximately 4 weeks to finish this unit. We spend about a week on each habitat. The students will take the electronic field trip for each habitat during the week that habitat is being studied. I suggest putting students' work in a folder for safe keeping.

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