Webquests For Students
African American History - The fight
for Civil Rights
Research on the impact of the fight for civil rights
by African Americans. "We think about slavery as this complete package
that just came to evil landowners. It didn't happen that way. It happened
one law at a time, one person at a time." Frances Latimer.
Apples (web projects about
Apples for young students)
You have just been named Head Coach of the 2004 Olympic Men’s Basketball team.
Using the Internet for research, you will put together the best team possible of 12 players
who will represent the USA in the Olympics.
A Webquest about bats for second grade students.
A biography is the story of someone's life. Using the Internet students find information
which helps them create biographies, detail important events, the successes, and
milestones of a life.
Biographies in Science
Biographies in Social Studies
Biographies in Mathematics
An Inquiry project for late elementary and middle school
students that asks them to gather data about birds in the
Pacific Northwest and use the data to construct a
Elementary students become experts on bluebirds by studying how we can help them survive.
Boil Toil and Trouble - The International Boiling Point Project
Ever Wonder What Causes a Pot of Water to Boil? If you have, this project's for you!
(6th grade through high school)
People all over the world are boiling water! The purpose of this project
is to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation,
volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point.
Anyone can participate in this year's project. All you have to do is boil a bit of
water, record a bit of information, and send it along to us to include in the
database of results. Then, students can analyze all of the data to reach an answer
to the question: What causes a pot of water to boil? Its that simple!
Bugs - Study of bugs for early
elementary school students
Business Plan Quest
You are about to become an entrepreneur! You have just won the lottery worth 1.5 million dollars and want to
invest in a business that will be successful and will profit in the long run. Develop a plan for your business.
It will be your roadmap
for the future, because: "if you fail to plan, you will plan to fail".
Links to information on cell theory and the most important
researchers in this field of study.
Using the Internets, students work to find out whether
Colyumbus' discovery of the New World helped the native
(indigenous) people or caused them harm.
They then publish a newspaper or make a poster that
shows whether or not Columbus was a titan (hero-like) or a
tyrant (dictator-someone who rules
Is your head in the clouds? Elementary students are hired as meteorologists
and become experts on different types of white puffs in the sky.
Hispanic tradition of the "Day of the Dead" is the topic of research for this
project. Students benefit from expanding cultural conceptions.
Young students build a person from the best character
Students help their school decide whether character education
should be included in the curriculum
Kindergarten and first grade students learn about their
Communities in this Webquest.
Coral Reef Quest
Scientists predict that the subsequent melting ice cap will destroy the
ecological balance of the oceans, resulting in the eradication of the coral reef
communities. In order to prevent the extinction of this essential biome, the government has recruited teams of specialists to respond to the crisis. Students
take the roles of scientists and study.
Decimal Tutorial: A web quest
design for students(6-8) and parents.
Dewey Decimal System: A
Super Sleuth Webquest - The mystery students must solve is
to find out how the Dewey Decimal System works so they can
find books and information when the computers are down.
A Webquest for 8th grade students using spreadsheets and
earthquake data from the US Geological Survey.
Enlightenment - The American Enlightenment
Farm Animals - A webquest for young students. In
the unit "Down on the Farm" the students are engaged in many authentic
activities that will increase their understanding of different types of farms.
The children discuss and discover different farm animals and farm products.
For grades Kindergarten and first. Calling all Detectives! We need your help!
One of our friends isn't feeling very good today. They're feeling quite blue.
Can you track them down and turn their frown around? We just knew you'd be the
one to the rescue!
Finding a New Home
A Webquest for 6th grade that asks students to conduct inquiry
to find out about living in countries around the world.
Friendship - The Power of Friendship
How would you define a friend? To what lengths would you go for your friends?
Students study friendship through reading novels and write an essay defining
what they believe to be the power of friendship.
Geometry: What is Geometry?
"Geometry everywhere. It is in the world around us and beyond."
You and your team members are going to be a super detectives. Your team will
prove these statements true. To do this you will complete four tasks that
involve exploring websites on the Internet. The websites will help you learn
more about Geometry so that you can find lots of different Geometrical shapes
around you. Finally, your team is going to create a geometry trail at school.
and Architecture: What Makes These Structures?
Have you ever
wondered what shapes and geometry makes structures stand? Students use
geometry to understand building construction.
Depression, The: Webquest - Denise Brinker
Social impacts of this important U.S. event become clear as students determine living terms of families at the time.
Gullah Cultural History
in South Carolina
A history of African American slaves, their language and
their culture, in South Carolina and Southern Georgia.
- The Wonderful World of Insects
Beginning level study of bugs.
It is the year 2050. Alien scientists have landed on Earth from the planet Delphi orbiting a distant star in another galaxy. The Delphinians are amazed at all the inventions on earth and have requested a team of Earthlings to help them pick an invention to take home with them.
Inventions - For grades 2/3
Second and third grade students learn more about why inventions are important and
why people invent. They also learn more about how to use resources such as
books, software, and the internet to conduct research into a topic and to answer
Its a Zoo Out There
Elementary students become curators of a zoo as they research the climate, locations,
plants and animals contained within a biome. Their goal is to create a zoo that has six different display areas, one for each biome. It is the students'
to make recommendations about which plants and animals should be included in each of the biomes, as well as the climatic conditions that each biome will need
to preserve life residing there.
Leaves of Fall
A Webquest for Kindergarten students
Light and Shadows
Study light and shadow in famous paintings - For upper elementary aged
Maps - What You Can Learn From
This is a Treasure Hunt for information about reading, using, understanding and making
maps. Maps can provide us with all kinds of information. We can use a map to find
directions, to discover characteristics of the land, to study weather patterns or
of a specific region, to locate rivers, mountains, and lakes, or to find the distance
between two places.
Matter - What is Matter?
In this Webquest high school students are asked to explain the
basic structure of the atom and the elements in our universe,
as well as the fundamental particles that make up the matter
of our universe. "Strong Force", "Weak
Force" and "Electromagnetic Force" are also
Averaging and Percentage Project
Sixth grade students work in pairs, recording their own data, creating graphs and
and posting their information on line to share with others. Students should have some
experience with averages and percentages.
Multiple Intelligence Theory
During this exploration of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, students create a project based upon the life of a famous person who possesses strong characteristics in one or more of the 8 intelligences.
Music Resource Webquest - Using Library
This website designed to
familiarize students with music resources in the library, and the skills they
will need to use to access them.
Percents and the Savvy Shopper
Most people find it hard to pass up a
chance to save money at a sale. Stores put up SALE signs lure
us into their shops. The question is.... "how much
money do you really save at sales?" This Webquest
will help you understand how to figure it out.
These webpages are designed to help students learn about this important musical
Respect: A Webquest based
upon the book, "The Meanest Thing to Say" by
Resume Writing - What do I
do with the rest of my life?
Can’t wait to get out of high school? Juniors and seniors…. you are
getting out soon! What will you do with your life? Freshman and sophomores …here
is your opportunity to become a
little more prepared for life after high school.
Revolutionary WEBQUEST -
Declaration of Independence
ThinkQuest project on the Revolutionary war offers a transcription of the document's text, a look at the original, and a list of the 56 signers.
Juliet: Your Big Break!
A Webquest for 9th Grade Language Arts, for closure, after reading Shakespeare's
What do you do when you see a spider? Do you just kill it?
Lets take some time to find out more about spiders and
discover what fascinating creatures they are.
Lots of examples and symmetry projects!
Constitution and Bill of Rights (For elementary
Many students do not
know much about the United States Constitution or the Bill of
This Webquest focuses on helping 4th to 6th grade
students learn why the Constitution was created, why it is
important, an how the Constitution affects our lives.
A Wequest on the Relationship Between Balance of Trade and
Whales (For grades 1
and 2 or students with special needs)
Students will discover the difference between a toothed whale
and a baleen whale, and become an expert on one whale.
take the role of a reporter for the state of Washington
and use the Internet to explore Washington state
geography, government, history, and facts about Washington’s
Water Quality WebQuest
Real-world biology application studies water quality and chemical cycles. Students research how changes affect species in streams.
Offers access to sites related to 1930's history and society. Features links to biographies, timelines, and events of the Great Depression era.
What Makes Me
Kindergarten and First Grades: Everyone is the world is special. No two people are exactly the same, not
even twins. You will find out something that is special about you.