Animal WebQuests

General Animal WebQuests || Bug WebQuests || Dinosaur WebQuests ||
Endangered Species WebQuests
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 General Animal WebQuests

African Animals http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/webquests/pre-K/pre-K.htm
WebQuest - Lions and monkeys are two animals that live in Africa. You may have seen one of these animals at the Zoo. Today you are going to learn more about these two exciting animals. K-2
 
Aleeca Campbell: Animal Web Quest http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/campbell/index.htm
WebQuest - You are about start on a journey through the World Wide Web. Your journey will introduce you to many different animals. You will find pictures, information and even games about animals! Your job is to find information about an animal. But first, you will be able to look around at the different animals and choose the one that you like best. When you finish, you might even have time to play some animal games!
 
Animal Hunt in North American Habitats http://www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us/webquests/HattieCotton.HTM
WebQuest - Nashville Public Schools WebQuests developed with Kathy Schrock - You are an explorer traveling through the North American Continent looking for animals in their habitats.  
 
Animal WebQuest http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/webweavers/raym/vrtbrts.html
WebQuest - Animals are found everywhere. We give names to each kind. We also divide them into groups. Animals that have backbones are called vertebrates. We divide these animals into five groups: amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. Have you ever asked "What makes a bird a bird, or a reptile a reptile?" In this WebQuest you will search for the answers.
 
Barnyard Friends--A Visit to a Farm http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq43/shannon.htm
WebQuest - Let's take a field trip! You and your partner are about to visit a farm. It is your job to find out about the animals and people that live there. Your job is to draw a picture of and write a sentence about the animals that you see at the farm. Grades K-3
 
BatQuest - In Search of Stellaluna's Family http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/chavez/batquest/batquest.html
WebQuest - Stellaluna became lost from her mother when she was a baby. She did not get a chance to learn about who she was. Stellaluna feels very sad because she is not like her bird friends. Let's help Stellaluna learn more about being a bat. Stellaluna is a very unique mammal with special gifts. It will be your quest to learn the facts about bats. You can help teach Stellaluna and others about the special qualities of being a bat.
 
Bat Thematic Unit http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/bats/
WebQuest - Get ideas for a thematic bat unit or Halloween activity for elementary students. Basic information, resources (web links, books, etc.), projects & activities (try BatQuest!), art, science, conservation, literature, environment, sports, and a Bat Quiz.
 
Barnyard Friends--A Visit to a Farm http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq43/shannon.htm
WebQuest - Let's take a field trip! You and your partner are about to visit a farm. It is your job to find out about the animals and people that live there. Your job is to draw a picture of and write a sentence about the animals that you see at the farm.
 
Bats: fact and fiction http://dtd1.slps.k12.mo.us/schools/elementary/gatewaye/listbats.htm
WebQuest - An Internet Hotlist on bats - Are bats the horrible creatures we've all been lead to believe-or are they the victim of bad press and old wives' tales? You COULD look for books or magazines to find out about bats, but why not use the power of the Internet instead? The links below will get you started.
 
Bears http://www.belen.k12.nm.us/~webquest/bears.html
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Bears Web Quest http://www.belen.k12.nm.us/~webquest/bfact.html
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Big Cats http://www.belen.k12.nm.us/~webquest/zoo.html
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Bluebird Quest http://www2.lhric.org/kat/BLUE.HTM
WebQuest - Today you are going to become a bluebird expert. You have been hired as an ornithologist for your school. Your job is to find out: Why bluebirds are in trouble, What bluebirds need to survive, How bluebirds raise their babies, How you can help the bluebird Have fun learning about bluebirds!
 
Classroom Pet Shop http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq70/
WebQuest - Your class has decided to get a new pet. The classroom can be a very good place for some pets but not a good place for every type of animal. You will have to help decide what pet is going to be the best choice for your classroom. You will have to meet with other people in the school to make your final decision.
 
Discover the Zoo http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/zoo/zooquest.html
WebQuest - Create a Zoo Exhibit -This truly multimedia WebQuest challenges students to research animals and habitats to develop an appropriate exhibit.  Geared to toward upper elementary students, but can be adapted for other age groups
 
Endangered Species WebQuest http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/webquests/endanger/endstart/endstart.htm
WebQuest - It's time to become aware of how many Endangered and Threatened Species there are in the world. This Webquest will start you through a Multi-Quest Journey about Endangered Species. Grades 6-8
 
Great Horned Owl WebQuest http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/schools/pcartier/owlquest.htm
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It's a Zoo Out There! http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/fall97/hanson/
WebQuest - A WebQuest activity
 
PetQuest http://mason.gmu.edu/~shawley/petquest.html
WebQuest - Your teacher has announced that your class is going to get an exotic pet to study, observe, and enjoy. The class will be responsible for the pet so you must gather important information in order to care for it. You and your group must choose an animal, make plans to retrieve it, and try to convince your class to adopt it. Your group must also build a habitat for it so it will have a place to live.
 
Prisoners or Protected? A WebQuest on the Humanity of Zoos http://www.richmond.edu/~ed344/webquests/zoos/
WebQuest - This WebQuest helps upper elementary students explore and discuss issues surrounding zoos and the treatment of captive animals Grades 3-6
 
Signs For The Pines http://eagle.edcoe.k12.ca.us/etweb/webquest/PBL-Animals/signpine.html
WebQuest - Your sign making company, Pine Tree Graphics, has been asked to design signs or booklets for the nature study area at your school. The signs and booklets will help the visitors to the area learn about the plants and animals that live in the area. You will be paid according to how well you do your design, and you know you want the best pay possible. Do your best work! A Problem-Based Learning Activity for 3rd Grade
 
Webquest on Animals of the Rainforest http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq3/rain.htm
WebQuest - The Indianapolis Zoo would like to expand their rainforest exhibit and need to learn more about animals who live in the rainforest. Your group will be scientists from the Indianapolis Zoo and go to one of the large rainforests in South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia. Pick 5 birds, mammals, amphibians, or insects to learn more about.
 
 

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Bug WebQuests
BugsBugs http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/WebQ97/BugsBugs.htm
WebQuest - Icky, sticky, creepy, crawly, beatuiful bugs. Let's investigate incredible insects. Define three body parts of an insect. Identify the biggest insect and the smallest insect. Discover 4 insects that are not harmful. Observe mystery bugs.
 
Creepy, Crawly Critters http://www3.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/insects/insects.htm
WebQuest - Introduction: 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! Primary WebQuest
 
Day in the Life of an Insect http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq18/insect.htm
WebQuest - Pretend have turned into an insect! Find out what your day would be like as a bee, an ant, or a cockroach! Work in groups of three to find out about your life. This webquest is a comparison of four different insects: bee, ladybug, ant, and cockroach. Children will be asked to explore the habitat, eating habits, and physical characteristics of their assigned insect.Grades K-3
 
Insects As Food http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/webq98/insects.htm
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Insect Riddles: a WebQuest for Grade 3 http://mcs.k12.in.us/les/miller/insect.htm
WebQuest - Do you love to catch bugs?  Do you always know what you have caught?  Do you like to share what you have caught with others?  This web site will give you the chance to learn a little bit of information about many different kinds of insects, and a lot about your favorite one. Then you will be writing a riddle about the one you chose for your friends to guess.
 
Journey of a Monarch Butterfly http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq46/monarch1.htm
WebQuest - A Webquest for Butterfly Detectives......The Monarch butterfly is one of the most beautiful and interesting butterflies in the world. Every year they fly south in the fall and back home in the spring. Does the same butterfly make both trips? Where do they go? Why? There is much to learn about these curious creatures. As a butterfly detective, your job is to look for answers to questions about the Monarch butterfly. You will learn about its body, food, habitat and migration.
 
Monarch Butterfly Magic http://home.ici.net/~midgef/butfly.html
WebQuest - This WebQuest is provided as resource pages for elementary, middle or high school educators who are preparing a cross curricular unit revolving around the theme of the life cycle and migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly. It is intended to provide valuable Internet resources to enhance existing video and print material available for classroom teachers and their students. It is not intended to replace the excited learning that only comes from a hands-on science experience.
 
Monarch Butterfly http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq35/monarch1.htm
WebQuest - Monarch Butterfly--An Introductory Teacher-led Internet Activity for the Kindergarten Level
 
 

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Dinosaur WebQuests

Dinosaur Tracks http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq36/page1.htm
WebQuest - Your mission is to investigate dinosaur tracks. You will discover what different dinosaur tracks look like, and where they are found. In order to have your map approved by Dan, you will need the following: A map displaying your work. A list of vocabulary words and their meanings. Pictures of different types of dinosaurs.  
 
Dinosaur WebQuest http://www3.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/dinosaurs.html
WebQuest - Travel back through time to learn about dinosaurs! The purpose of this expedition is to learn about prehistoric life! Learn about the size, shape, movement, and food of dinosaurs.
 
Tina Ziegler: Dinosaurs http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/ziegler/index.htm
WebQuest - Congratulations! You are now a paleontologist. Any ideas of what we are searching for? Let us explore our job to see if you are right.  

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Endangered Species WebQuests
Aqua Adventure http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq20/aquaadv.htm
WebQuest - You and your partner have been chosen to create a poster displaying the characteristics of your endangered animal for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. With the information you gather from the Internet links, create a poster to support the preservation of your endangered animal. If your group has a creative and informative poster, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services could allocate money toward the preservation of your animal. Try your best to save the ANIMALS!
 
Endangered Animals - A Web Quest http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq32/page1.htm
WebQuest - Congratulations! You have just been chosen to join the cast of  our new weekly TV program,"Zoorific!" Each week the cast travels in the zoo van to gather material for the Saturday morning program. This week you and the other cast members will be gathering information concerning threatened or endangered animals. To be sure this week's show is fun and exciting, you will be making several stops during your Zoorific journey. At each stop you will need to complete a task.
 
Endangered Animals Webquest http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/ML513/redding/page1.htm
WebQuest - This webQuest that will introduce you to some of the animals that are in danger of becoming extinct. You and your partner are researchers gathering facts about endangered animals. Each session you will be given a new assignment to complete. As you complete each task you will learn a little bit more about endangered animals, as well as gain experience using the Internet and library resources. Each of you have been given a journal to help you organize your research and writing.
 
Endangered Species Web Quest! http://www.umeedu.maine.edu/coehd/especies/titlepage.htm
WebQuest - As a naturalist, your job is to choose which one of the following endangered species should be saved. They are all important animals that live in different parts of the world. Each animal is special. However, only one animal can be saved at this time. You need to look at what makes your animal important and give reasons for why you chose that animal. In the end, you will need to convince other naturalists of your choice.
 

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Marine Life WebQuests
Fishfeatures http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/encanto/fishfeatures/fishfeatures.html
WebQuest - Welcome to Fish Features! You and your friends are apprentice marine biologists. You have discovered a new fish never seen before by humankind. Your job is to study your fish's anatomy and make a Hyperstudio presentation to the Fish Anatomy Academy (your peers). What makes your fish a fish? First you will study the fish itself, then make comparisons to existing fish. You and your biologist colleagues will create a Multimedia presentation of your findings.
 
Jack and the Baleen Stock http://www.ssec.org/idis/cohasset/webquestSW.htm
WebQuest - This WebQuest, developed by Ken Cisneros of Cohasset Middle School (MA, USA), encourages students to learn about the different species of whales. Grades 6-8
 
Operation Reef Rescue! http://www2.lhric.org/kat/CORAL.HTM
WebQuest - A Coral Reef WebQuest 
 
Save the Whales http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/kroc/whales/WHALES.HTM
WebQuest - Your expertise is needed immediately! KW, a young killer whale, has been transferred to Aqualand Marine Aquarium and is showing signs of distress. Aqualand has hired your team of experts to evaluate the conditions at KW's new home to determine which factors may be causing the symptoms. After analyzing the situation, your team will present a final report based on your findings to the board of directors of Aqualand. This report will include recommendations which may help improve KW's condition. Your task is to identify the natural conditions that exist for killer whales in the wild. You will compare these conditions to the designed environment at Aqualand and make recommendations for any changes that may improve the situation for KW.
 
Whale (SWIMS) - WebQuest http://www.ssec.org/idis/cohasset/webquestSW.htm
WebQuest - You will be working with a partner or by yourself to choose a specific baleen or toothed whale from the list provided. In particular, you will be focusing on key physical characteristics of your whale.
 
 Whale Watchers http://www3.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/w.html
WebQuest - Flip will be our guide as we explore "Whales of the World" created by the International Wildlife Coalition. What is so great about whales anyway? Are there different kinds? Let's go on a virtual whale watchers expedition to learn more about whales. K-2 WebQuest
 
Whales : A WebQuest http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/ED572/henry/index.htm
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