WebQuests

Science

Apples! Apples!
The apple is one of the most popular fruits of them all. You may have even had one at lunch today, but did you know that there are hundreds of varieties, or kinds, of apples? Did you know that apples can be used to make several different foods? You have probably heard of Johnny Appleseed, but do you know the truth and the legends about his life? Come and learn all these things and more on our AppleQuest!

Butterflies
Is a butterfly an insect? Is a butterfly the same as a moth? Do butterflies live everywhere in the world? Learn fascinating facts about one of nature's most colorful creatures, BUTTERFLIES!

The Deciduous Forest
North Carolina is in the biome known as the temperate deciduous zone . The most outstanding characteristic of this zone is the changing of seasons through the complete cycle of spring, summer, fall, and winter. This quest will introduce you to this balm and its most outstanding characteristic. You will learn many things about your natural environment and how living things, both plant and animal, have adapted to the changing of the seasons.

Dinosaurs
Travel back through time to learn about dinosaurs! The purpose of this expedition is to learn about the size, shape, movement, and food of dinosaurs!

Fruits and Vegetables WebQuest
Fruits and Vegetables are gifts of nature--good for us and given in abundance. When we eat them, we are eating parts of plants. You are going to learn all about fruits and vegetables: their names and characteristics, what they look like, where they grow (on trees, underground, etc.) and which countries they come from, what parts we eat, how they taste, which family they are from, how we eat them, and much much more.

Insects
Is everything that stings, bites, crawls, or flies an insect? How do you tell the difference between a spider and an insect? We've already learned about spiders. Now let's find out about these other creepy crawly critters that live around us!

Inventor Who Changed Our World
Did you ever wonder what your life would be like if we did not have electric lights, washing machines, cars, or computers? Our world changes every time there is an important invention

Is Earth the Only One?
Do you know the name of the 9 planets in the galaxy called the Milky Way? You will visit the various planets using the internet in order to answer the question; "Why is Earth the Only Planet You Can Live On?"

Junior Astronaut
Have you ever wanted to become an astronaut and travel in space? As you begin your training as a junior crew member, learn interesting facts about an astronaut and how to become one. You will take a virtual tour in a mission control and flight deck room.

Learn about Butterflies
Butterflies are beautiful insects!! They're wings have vibrant colors and allow them to soar all over the USA. It takes about 10-15 days before a butterfly comes to life and you will discover how!!

Many Faces of the Moon
Travel through space and time to learn the many faces of the moon and to answer the questions: Is the moon really made of cheese? Where does the moon go after 29-31 days? The purpose of this space journey is to learn about the moon phases and to find out what the moon is made of.

Metamorphosis - Life Cycle of the Butterfly
Discover the four stages of the butterfly's life cycle. Record your findings and present them as a Kid Pix Slide Show. (for Grade 2)

North Carolina Zoo Habitat-Makers
"Your mission is to relocate a plant or animal to the North Carolina Zoo in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. As habitat specialists, you must create a habitat that will allow your organism to survive." North Carolina Zoo Habitat Makers

Planet Project
Have you ever wanted to travel through space? Well, here's your chance to do so without actually leaving earth! With a partner or by yourself you will research two planets.
In this WebQuest you will research planets and present your information to the class.

The Plant Process
Did you know that you eat leaves, roots, and seeds? Become a plant detective and solve the mystery of what we eat. The plant process is a second grade unit on the adaptations and life cycles of plants.

PlantQuest
Most plants have 6 basic parts. You will find out what they are and what they do for the plant. Then using that information, you will create a game or activity to teach someone else about plant parts.

Positively Trashy
In "Positively Trashy" students will: complete a trash survey, "participate in a Town Meeting (desktop video conferencing), contribute to a recycling database, engage in "global classroom" keypal exchange. "Students will learn about the impact trash has on the environment as they record the amount of trash collected in their homes during a 24 hour period. The data will then be entered into a group database and shared with other participants in the project. Positively Trashy

The Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins make everyone think of fall and fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. But did you know that pumpkins are healthy to eat? Do you know how long it takes a pumpkin to grow? Did you know there are many different kinds of pumpkins? Come into the Pumpkin Patch to learn more about pumpkins.

Rainforests: Temperate and Tropical
There are two types of rainforest in the world - temperate and tropical. Temperate rainforests can be found in North America. Tropical rainforests are near the equator in Central and South America. Both types of rainforest are disappearing at an alarming rate. In this WebQuest you will explore the types of rainforests found in North, Central, and South America. You will compare and contrast the two types of forest and learn about the plant life that flourishes there.

Recycle
The earth is our home and we need to protect it. Learn what you can do to help save the earth's valuable resources!

Simple Machines
"In this WebQuest you will learn definitions and to identify examples of simple machines. You will then be able to investigate various compound and complex machines and locate examples of each simple machine defined. This information will enable you to create a new compound machine to solve a problem. " Simple Machines WebQuest

This Land is Your Land
"This land is your land and this land is my land. It's OUR home! However, each year, Americans generate millions of pounds of trash..." During this project you will work with a team of students, to research the problem. After gathering information using the on-line resources at NC Wise Owl, you will download and play the Recycle Game with the goal of cleaning up the city within a budget of $200,000. This Land is Your Land

Volcanic Eruption Research
One of the most powerful volcanic eruptions occurred in Italy in 79 A.D. Some geologists estimate the explosion as equal to the force of 40 atomic bombs being detonated simultaneously. We are going to look at the geologic forces that precipitated this eruption and six other historical eruptions.

Weather
"Fifth grade students study many aspects of weather. This is a comprehensive WebQuest that includes the water cycle, cloud types, cloud formation, and climate." Weather WebQuest

Weather Watchers
"This WebQuest for K-2 students explores concepts of weather including short term weather changes, the influence of weather on daily human life, the effects of severe weather on human life, and the benefits of weather forecasting. " Weather Watchers WebQuest

Whooo's There?
Owls are often called predators of the night. They are very important to nature's food chain. You are going to learn about the Snowy Owl that lives in the Arctic.

The Wright Brothers
Wilbur and Orville Wright were famous inventors and leaders in the field of aviation. Their work uncovered the basic secrets of flight. You are going to learn many amazing facts about these brothers and why they changed the world.