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Webquests About the Environment

Updated on June 10, 2011
Using webquests about the environment can make learning and teaching science fun!
Using webquests about the environment can make learning and teaching science fun!

Webquests as Teaching Tools

There are several excellent webquests about the environment featured here. They are for third grade up to seventh or eighth grade level.

Webquests are online interactive teaching activities. Webquests are excellent educational tools. Students use webquests by finding information online about a specific subject. They do this by following the included links on the webquest. The links may include assignments, games, or quizzes.

I am a huge fan of webquests. I homeschooled my children and they participated in many webquests on virtually every subject. Well, probably every subject, even including math. Here is a listing of some excellent webquests that teach about the environment or related topics.

This environmental webquest covers 5 areas related to the environment: endangered species, population growth, pollution, climate change, and recycling. Students look up and read online articles, take quizzes, read graphs, finish worksheets, and learn vocabulary words.


This webquest centers around information at the Environmental Protection Agency website. Students learn about recycling.

After completing the environmental webquest, students will have played an online game about the environment, learned recycling terms, developed and completed a survey about recycling, completed a worksheet, and created a poster about the environment.

Amazon Rainforest

This environment webquest is for the third grade. It teaches about the Amazon Rainforest.

Students will be instructed to create their own TV show by following the instructions in the links. They will learn about four animals from the rainforest and about the importance of rainforest preservation.


This environmental webquest is suitable for grades 4-6. It teaches about Antarctica's ecosystem.

The emphasis is on the Antarctic Treaty and also the impact Antarctica can have on Australia.

Mojave Desert

Also suitable for 4th through 6th grades, this webquest about the environment focuses on the Mojave Desert.

Learn about the characteristics of the desert and how deserts are formed.

This webquest about the environment is designed for 6th graders.

It teaches how to be a good steward of the earth.

This environment webquest is designed for 7th graders.

Learn how to protect the land, air, and water. This webquest teaches about air and water pollution, recycling, global warming, and acid rain.

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      Kristen Howe 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Kool, please don't spam this web page with your foul language. Take it elsewhere. Angela, this was a great hub about educational websites for kids. You should delete his comment. Voted up for useful!

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      KoolAidohyeah 6 years ago

      I like to stuff my mouth with hambergers and weiners in my mouth, I like to chewing and sucking them, when I run the streets I tend to trip and fall for a couple hours till I reach downtown with my fat ass head, my brain is big as trevors nuts sacks can be, oh yes I am the mighty stupid one, don’t you love baby…. Oh yes you do baby… you just cant keep your eyes off me baby…. Mhm. Me and you were met to be together forever baby. Yes I will join whale family in the sea baby, don’t you just love me now baby. Mhmhmhmhmmhhm… now im sick and pervert in my head now baby. Just thinking ratting your ass baby. Oh how I feel like a pedo now baby. Im so sorry that im bigger then your mother baby, please forgive me now baby. Mhm. Yes I know im a fat bastard fucking with your mother baby.

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      Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

      Environment, agreed. My kids really enjoyed webquests, even with subjects that they generally didn't like. And they retained what they learned.

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      Environment 8 years ago

      Webquests are a good methodology for kids they learn having fun on the web moreover kids loose interest very fast but webquests keep their interest in a particular topic while giving in depth information.

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      Haydee Anderson 9 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      Nice nad informative hub. The webquests will surely be fun learn with my neices and nephew

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      Donna Campbell Smith 9 years ago from Central North Carolina

      Thanks, Angela, for the webquests info. I am doing a day camp on the farm and we'll be talking about ways kids can help take care of the environment. I have bookmarked these for further reading.

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      Carolsue 10 years ago

      Nice hub. Earth Day is April 22. Hope you can stop by and visit my hub(s).

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      Raven King 10 years ago from Cabin Fever

      ok. Thanks. :)

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

      Raven King, Generally the webquests that I have actually searched for have been aimed at kids. If I find any ones interesting or challenging enough for adults, I will try and let you know.

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      Raven King 10 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Very informative hub. Are there any that you would recommend for grown ups?