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Title: Adaptation Exploration! Can you find out how animals adapt to their environments? Click on an animal to begin!


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Adaptation Exploration!Can you find out how
animals adapt to their environments?
Click on an animal to begin!
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Introduction
  • Animals have adapted to their environments in
  • many ways. In this WebQuest, you will search for
    examples of how animals have adapted
    successfully to survive.
  • You will explore websites to find
    information on 5
  • different animals and
  • their adaptations.
  • Click on a picture to begin!

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Your Exploration Task
  • Define the terms physical adaptation behavioral
    adaptation.
  • Research at least 5 animals and their
    adaptations.
  • Create a poster, Microsoft Word document, or
    Power Point slide show on
  • One of the animals and its adaptations
  • OR
  • Create your own imaginary creature with its own
  • adaptations to its environments!
  • Click on an animal to find out how!

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What are the steps I need to do?
  • Use the website links to research your animals.
  • Take notes on each animal.
  • Animal name
  • Where it lives
  • What its adaptations are
  • Why it needs those adaptations to survive
  • 5. Which website you used to find your
    information (the name of the website link)
  • Find and write a definition for physical
    adaptation behavioral adaptation.
  • Create a poster, Microsoft Word document, or
    PowerPoint slide show on
  • One animal using your notes (Be sure to
    include your definitions!) OR
  • Create your own imaginary animal and show its
    adaptations to survive in its environment.
    (Remember to include your definitions!)
  • 5. Click on the tortoise (or Resources below)
    to start your research!

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Where can I go to find information?
  • Try these website links to research animal
    adaptations!
  • http//www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/a
    daptation.htm
  • http//www.nhptv.org/NatureWorks/nwep1.htm
  • http//www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activi
    ty.cgi?activity_id4750
  • Click on the owl to find your grading rubric!
  • (or click Evaluation below)

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How am I graded? (Click the penguin
to go on!)
Grading Rubric Areas 4 Wow! 3 Nicely Done 2 Getting there 1 Started
Adaptation Information More than 5 adaptations included 5 adaptations included 3-5 adaptations included Less than 3 adaptations included
Definitions 2 listed, terms underlined, defined correctly 2 listed, terms underlined, definition is basically correct 2 listed, some errors in underlining or definition Less than 2 listed, major errors in underlining or definition
Correct Language Skills Spelling , grammar, punctuation are correct Spelling , grammar, punctuation may have minor errors Spelling , grammar, punctuation need some work Spelling , grammar, punctuation need major work
Quality of project Outstanding layout, organization neatness Neat and presentable, well-thought out Good ideas, some neatness errors Lacking organization, errors in neatness
Work Habits Self-monitored own work habits, used time wisely Solid work habits majority of the time, good use of time Needed reminders sometimes, time wasted Many reminders needed, much time wasted
Presentation Oral presentation practiced Basically ready to go Unsure of some areas Missing parts of presentation
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Congratulations!
  • Youve navigated the waters of the
  • world wide web to complete your Adaptation
    Exploration!
  • Hopefully, you have
  • enjoyed the journey,
  • as well as your final
    Click on a creature for
    teacher
  • destination of knowledge
    information
  • gained about animal
  • adaptations.

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Teacher Parent Information
  • This is designed to be an easy Webquest for
    individual students to manage on animal
    adaptations.
  • It is research based, and incorporates
    note-taking skills, defining key terms, source
    documentation, summarizing of ideas, and oral
    presentation with the possibility for artistic
    expression in the benchmark product.
  • The alternate final product also offers extension
    work.
  • There is flexibility of choice in these products,
    allowing students the opportunity to utilize
    technology as well.
  • Feel free to contact me at lori.finn_at_wayzata.k12.m
    n.us
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