Introduction:

How many animals do you know that live in the rainforest?
Many different types of animals live in the rainforest; it houses more than half of the planet's animals.
The animals can be big or small and all different shapes or colors.
Sometimes they are very colorful but some are able to blend into their environment so you can’t see them at all.

Can you count how many animals are in this picture?

external image animals2.gif



The answer is at the very end of this Wiki!



Tasks:


1. The first task is to click the first link and learn the animals of the rain forest. You'll be required to use your mouse to click on every animal which will take you to another page that will describe the animal. Do this one by one until you have seen all of the animals.


http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/animals.html



2. Second task is to click on the next link which will take you to a tour of the rain forest, through the rain forest alliance tree house. Play the three games inside of the tree house.
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/education/treehouse/index.html



3. The third task you must click the third link to go to a rain forest puzzle that must be completed. There are different puzzles you could complete if you like.
http://www.rainforesteducation.com/FunNGames/puzzles/beach10.htm



4. The final task is to click the last link to take a short rain forest quiz to test what you've learned today. This quiz moves quickly and is semi-difficult but is just to see how much you've learned. Do not get down if you get answers wrong it will just help you learn more about the rain forest.
http://www.rainforesteducation.com/FunNGames/quizshow/intro.htm




Process:



Task One:
Step One: Click the link provided
Step Two: Click an animal
Step Three: Read about the animal
Step Four: Continue to click and read about all the animals


Task Two:
Step One: Click the link provided
Step Two: Take tour of rainforest in Alliance Tree house
Step Three: Play all three games inside the tree house


Task Three:
Step One: Click the link provided
Step Two: Complete the rainforest puzzle
Step Three: If you have time complete multiple rainforest puzzles


Task Four:
Step One: Click on final link
Step Two: Complete rainforest quiz
Step Three: Rainforest quiz can be taken if felt necessary


Recourses:

IL Standards
http://www.isbe.net/ils/science/standards.htm

NETS-S
http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students/nets-student-standards-2007.aspx
Intro Picture
http://www.christiananswers.net/kids/find1.html




Illinois Learning Standards

STATE GOAL 12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
12.A.1a Identify and describe the component parts of living things (e.g., birds have feathers; people have bones, blood, hair, skin) and their major functions.
12.A.1b Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features (e.g., size, color, shape, backbone).



NETS-S
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
a. Apply existing knowledge to new ideas products or processes.
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate and use information. Students:
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
d. Process data and report results
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions
5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
b. Exhibit a positive attitude towards using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively




Assessment:
Points:
3
2
1
Process:
Completed
Partially Completed
Not Completed
Puzzles:
Completed Puzzle assigned in good time and continued on to more if had time at end of assignment
Completed only assigned puzzle not within average time span
Did not complete puzzle
Quiz:
Completed quiz and got most questions correct
Completed quiz but missed majority of questions
Did not complete quiz

Conclusion:
After completing this web quest you should be more familiar with the animals in the rainforest and some other parts of the rainforest and hopefully broadened your mind to the possibilities that there are other types of animals than those that are typically found in the Midwest.






Answer for Intro Picture
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By: Kelsey Pierce and Katherine Peters