Animal Research Project Webquest

Animal Research Project Webquest

 

This webquest will take you on an adventure to learn about many different types of animals, their habitats, their physical traits, their food and diet, their life cycle, and interesting facts. 

 

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Students will:

 

1. Choose an animal you would like to learn more about.

2. Use books and online resources to find information to complete your research packet.

3. Use the information in your research packet to write a detailed animal report following the structure below:

  • introduction
  • describe traits
  • habitat 
  • food and diet
  • life cycle
  • unusual/interesting facts
  • conclusion

4. Bring your animal to life! Create a visual to go along with your project. (a picture, a model out of materials, a diorama, poster etc)

5. Present your report and project to the class. 

1. Choose an animal you are interested in learning more about.

2. Use books from your classroom or library to find information on your animal. Use the following links to also find information:

http://www.zooborns.com/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/

http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/home

http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/digibook/1456674/remarkable-animal-and-plant-life-cycles

https://www.worldwildlife.org/

http://www.arkive.org/

https://defenders.org/

https://switchzoo.com/

 

3. Use the information you have gathered to fill in your Animal Research Packet.

4. Once your packet is complete, it's time to start writing. You must include the following. Each section with be its own paragraph:

P1- Introduction- Start with a question to get your reader interested in find out more! Add your own opinions! Tell the reader a little about your animal to get them interested. 

P2- Describe Traits-write about its size, height, weight, color, fur, feathers, horns, beak, number of legs, tail, head, body, spots, stripes, scales. Unique characteristics! What it looks like!

P3-Habitat- Where it lives. (rainforest, desert, jungle, ocean, forest, mountains, polar regions) On which continent does it live on. Describe its home or shelter.

P4-Food and Diet- What it eats. How does it protect itself? Is it prey or a predator? Where does it find its food?

P5-Life Cycle- How is it born? Live? Or from eggs? If it was born in a litter, how many? How long does it usually live?

P6-Unusual Interesting Facts- Interesting facts with 3 unique details.

P7- Conclusion-What new things you learned. Tie your ending back to your introduction. Ask the reader about the unusual, unique facts you included in your report. 

 

Bring your Project to Life!

Be creative and use provided materials from your teacher to create a picture, poster, or model to bring your animal to life.

 

Present! Be ready to present your project to the class!

Animal Report Rubric

Paragraphs:

3- includes several details 2- includes some important details 1-does not include enough details
introduction      
traits      
habitat      
food/diet      
life cycle      
unusual facts      
conclusion       

 

Presentation: 

You will present your report and your project to the class. Be sure to:

- tell us one detail from each section of your report

-explain your project you created and something you liked about doing it