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WebQuest: 7th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker on 2013-01-14
An effective Introduction does two things: it relates directly to what is about to be learned by foreshadowing it. Second, it engages interest by pointing out the importance of the topic, or the mystery of it, or the relevance. This is where you hook the learner's interest. Today's learners are fairly media savvy, though, so don't oversell the WebQuest or they'll think there must be something wrong with it. Don't tell the learner specifically what they'll be doing during the WebQuest. That will come in the Task statement. Instead, use this section to set the scene. Remember that your learners, not other educators, are the target audience for this section. Write it in kid-friendly language. The Introduction appears as the first section of the Student Page.
* Remember, your introduction must draw the reader into the lesson by relating to the learners' interests or goals and engagingly describes a compelling essential question or problem! Avoid introduction that is purely factual, with no appeal to learners' interest or a compelling question or problem.
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6th Grade Resources on 2012-07-11
A. INFORMATIVE VIDEOS
1. http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveSpanglerScience - informative videos for science
2. http://vimeo.com/40271657 - great explanation of fire/light/heat
3. http://www.engineerguy.com/videos.htm - explanation of technologies
4. http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/newtons-discovery-gravity-advance-astronomy - explanation of gravity
6. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/perpetual-ocean.html - videos on oceans
7. http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/summer_olympics/ - videos on the science of the olympics
8. http://explorations.ucsd.edu/category/video/ - videos on ocean
9. http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/welcome.html - videos about ocean & weather phenomena
B. INTERACTIVE SITES
1. http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/krakatoa/virtualvolcano/virtualvolcano.html - virtual volcano
2. http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/t/t0416.htm - Text of Korach (Tectonic Plates)
3. http://www.numbersleuth.org/universe/ - comparison of sizes of different material in the univserse (from Hydrogen atom to entire known universe).
4. http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/games_activities/index.cfm - interactive activities for energy & water
5. http://oneocean.cbc.ca/biosphere/install - interactive site about oceans
6. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/interactive/2012/aug/06/mars-exploration-curiosity-interactive - timeline and activity of Mars Exploration.
7. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?collection_id=18895&media_id=150507221 - NASA's site for the Mars Landing
8. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/lib/edlinks.html - NASA's site on astronomy. Lots of cool interactive and informative opportunities.
C. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
1. http://library.thinkquest.org/J002783/MIhg.htm - simple display of information (chart form)
2. http://www.middleschoolkidz.com/MultipleIntelligenceB.htm - list of resources to explain MIQs
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