This WebQuest is designed to
help students learn about the kingdoms of life. The students
are given five tasks to complete including vocabulary-building
and Internet research to find information about the five
kingdoms of life. Students must also complete a concept
map, complete a characteristics table, and a writing
assignment as part of this WebQuest. By
the end of this WebQuest, students will have a better
understanding of how different organisms are grouped
based on their physical characteristics and what role
they play here on Earth.
completeing this project, students will be able to meet the following
science standards: Demonstrate understanding of structure
and function in living systems; Demonstrate understanding of reproduction
and heredity and the role of genes and environment on trait expression;
Demonstrate understanding of regulation and behavior and response
to environmental stimuli; Demonstrate understanding of populations
and ecosystems and the effects of resources and energy transfer on
populations; Demonstrate understanding of evolution, diversity, and
adaptation of organisms; Demonstrate understanding of big ideas and
unifying concepts; Use concepts to explain a variety of observations
and phenomena; Use evidence from reliable sources to develop descriptions,
explanations, and models; Identify problems; proposes and implements
solutions; and evaluates the accuracy,design, and outcomes of investigations;
Work individually and in teams to collect and share information and
ideas; Record and store data using a variety of formats; Acquire
information from multiple sources; Represent data and results in
multiple ways; Explain a scientific concept or procedure to other
students; Communicate in a form suited to the purpose and the audience;
Demonstrate scientific competence by completing secondary research.
An assessment rubric is included
in the evaluation area of the WebQuest where students
and other teachers can clearly see the criteria required
to complete the tasks.
This project contributes to
student learning by causing them to be critical thinkers.
It is adaptive to the multiple intelligences, and helps
students meet many of the required standards across
I think teachers would
want to adapt this approach of incorporating technology for the same
reasons I do. It's a fun, and interesting way for kids to learn that's
motivating and self-paced.
Teacher: Geraldine E. Solano
About the teacher:
Geraldine E. Solano created this webquest while teaching 6th grade
Life Science at MS 206B in the Bronx, NY. Geraldine is currently
a is a 10th grade Sports Medicine instructor at the Academy
for Careers in Sports in the Bronx, New York City.
6th - 9th grades