Here is the lesson plan for the Water Cycle WebQuest. This page was desinged to provide teachers with an overview of the purpose, objectives, standards addressed, description of the quest, and how students will be assessed in this WebQuest.
The Water Cycle webQuest was desinged for students to learn more about the water cycle and the role each part plays. In this quest, students will explore the 4 parts of the water cycle and create a collage at the end of the quest to present to the class.
The water cylce is important part of the earth's processes. Students need to know each step, the process it goes through, and how the water cycle is important to the earth.
This WebQuest was designed for 3-5th grade students learning about the water cycle.
Students that complete this WebQuest need to understand how to use a computer and how to navigate through the internet.
As a result of completing this WebQuest, the learner will be able to:
- Explain each step of the water cycle.
- Tell how it is important to the earth.
The standards selected for this WebQuest are the Florida Sunshine State Standards. These standards may be found at: http://www.floridastandards.org
The specific standards met through this WebQuest are:
SC.5.E.7.1: "Create a model to explain the parts of the water cycle. Water can be a gas, a liquid, or a solid and can go back and forth from one state to another"
SC.5.E.7.2: "Recognize that the ocean is an integral part of the water cycle and is connected to all of Earth's water resivoirs via evaporation and precipitation."
Subject Matter Description
This WebQuest follows the model developed by Bernie Doge and Tom March.This Water Cycle WebQuest contains the following sections for students:
- Introduction: this section provides an overview of the topic.
- Task: this section describes the tasks that will be completed. Students will create a poster of the Water Cycle upon completion of the WebQuest.
- Process: this contains a detailed list of steps to complete each task with websites to explore about each part of the Water Cycle. After the webquest is completed students will work in groups and make a poster of teh water cycle and write a reflection on what they learned.
- Evaluation: a rubric is provided to allow students to see how their poster/presentation will be graded. This same rubric will be used by the teacher to grade each poster/presentation.
- Conclusion: This section wraps up what they have learned in the webquest. There are links to videos, quizzes and interactive games that the students may complete.
Students will complete a poster on the Water Cycle with facts and a reflection. This product will be assessed with the rubric which can be found in the evaluation section of the WebQuest.