It's A Buggy World

Subject: Science Invertebrates

Teacher Name: Jessica Martin

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

    

    

Introduction:

SShh! Don't make a sound! Just look around! Our world is filled with lots of creepy crawly bugs! Big or small, creeping or crawling they are part of our world. Let's pretend you are an entomologist. That means you know all kinds of facts about insects. To find the answers to your questions and discover facts about insects you will do a web quest with your friends. You better get started; it's a buggy world!


Task:

For this task you will be working in groups of three. Your task in this web quest is to carefully gather information about one insect. You will need to make sure you know about the insects characteristics, habitat and how it protects itself. After you have gathered the information it will be used to create a well-developed paragraph. The paragraphs will be reported to the class. After learning about a variety of insects you will have the chance to create your own unique bug form a variety of materials.

Process:

1.Research and gather information on the insect your group has chose.
   
2. Using that research your group will develop a well-developed paragraph.

Person 1= Write a paragraph about the insects characteristics.
Person 2= Write a paragraph about the insects habitat.
Person 3= Write a paragraph about the insects way of protecting itself

3. Revise and Edit your paragraphs through peer evaluation.

4. Type the final draft on Microsoft Word.

5. As a group, each member will read his or her findings to the class.

6. Using a variety of materials create your unique insect.

Resources:

http://www.ajkids.com

http://www.insectia.com/beta/index.html

http://animal.discovery.com/covergence/insectia/interactives/interactives.html

http://www.insectsafari.com

http://www.mesc.sgov/butterfly/north_America/north_America.html

Http://kidscience.about.com/cs/insects/index.htm

http://www.libsci.edu/miller/Insect.htm

http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/satoyama/transform.html

http://www.thebugpage.com/

http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~mdorigo/ACO/RealAnts.html


   

Evaluation:

Accomplished Proficient Developing Beginning
Handwriting and Spacing
Consistently used proper spacing and writes neatly
Frequently used proper spacing and write neatly. Occasionally used proper spacing and writes neatly. Seldom used proper spacing and illegible writing.
Internet Use Successfully uses suggested Internet links to find information for topic.


Usually able to use suggested Internet links to find information for topic.

 

Occasionally able to use Internet links to find information for topic. Does not use suggested Internet links to find information for topic.
Capitalization


Appropriate use of capitol letters and periods all of the time,

 

Appropriate use of capitol letters and periods most of the time. Appropriate use of capitol letters and periods some of the time. Lack of capitol letters and periods.