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Webquests About the Environment
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.
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.
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.