Create your own web quest on a life science topic.
A web quest is like a scavenger hunt on line where students need to find answers to questions you post on your website.
To begin using Web quests, you should follow some simple guidelines. First, become familiar with resources available online. There are several good search sites where you can find information such as Google.
Next, identify topics that fit in with your curriculum and which there are materials online. It makes sense to choose a project that couldn't be done as well without web access.
Create an exciting introduction slide that motivates the students to complete the task and provides them preliminary information.
Think of questions you want to ask the students. On the task page provide instructs to students telling them to answer the questions . For example if you were doing the metric system:
Why is there an English and a Metric system?
Why can't we just have one temperature scale?
How do you read all those lines on a ruler?
What are SI Units and how do you know which ones to use?
Find websites that answer the questions. Then create a process page that links to these pages. Instruct students to go to these pages to find the answers to the questions from the task page. You should have 5 links.
Create an evaluation page that details how the students will be graded.
Create a conclusion page that states why the information students learned is important.
Create a credits slide that lists the authors of the websites you used.
Look at my example here. Remember you need to make your own questions.