A WebQuest is like a field trip online-for kids. I made this one about Pumpkins because when I searched online, I could not find any that were useful. Most links on existing WebQuests, had links that no longer existed. This was really frustrating because I have some students that could benefit, but they too would become frustrated if the links did not work. I was inspired by what I found online. So, I hope others can benefit from this webquest! Enjoy! You can begin the quest below, online-or you can print the student page so that the student can write on it, to document their journey. Be sure to read the teacher form to find out the many uses of this WebQuest. Have fun!
You are going on a WEBQUEST! Your job is to be a detective and find out many facts
about pumpkins. After the WEBQUEST you should know the following:
· Different types of pumpkins-similarities and differences
· The life cycle of a pumpkin
· When pumpkins should be planted, how long they take to grow and when they are harvested
· Many uses of a pumpkin
· The weight and size of pumpkins
Tasks- Your Job
Task 1- Mouse practice!
The first thing a Webquest detective needs to know is how to find the hidden pumpkin pictures. Click the mouse on the
underlined words. http://www.aftonapple.com/pumpkins.htm Good Job, you found the first set of pumpkins!!! What did they look like?
Task 2 – Pumpkin Types
Pumpkins come in many shapes and sizes. Click on the following links to see! Styrian and little green seed http://www.liseed.org/snackseed.html
Grey Pumpkins http://www.flickr.com/photos/51165730@N08/6109211095/
Draw a picture of your favorite pumpkin. Try to list its type and use the correct colors too!
Task 3- Life Cycle
Learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin.http://csstechnology.edublogs.org/files/2008/10/pumpkin-life-cycle.jpg (You can ask for this to be printed and then you can cut and glue the pictures in order) Now, draw the life cycle in order. Start with the seed.
1. _________ 2._________ 3._________ 4._________ 5.________
Task 4- Pumpkin Patch
Did you know that pumpkins grow in patches?
Click on this link to see how it starts. http://tricogreenteam.org/the-teaching-garden/finally-the-pumpkin-patch-gets-planted/
Can you draw your own pumpkin patch? Try it and count how many pumpkins are in your patch.
I am so proud of you! You have completed your detective work! Now you can choose
a product to make, so you can teach us about what you learned! Here are your
choices. Circle the thing you have chosen.
Option 1- Create a non-fiction book with each page containing new
Option 2- Create a pumpkin poster that contains facts and
illustrations or even the life cycle of a pumpkin
Option 3- Create a Power Point about pumpkins
Option 4- Create a short informational video, using a web-cam, iPod
video recording, etc… which tells the details learned during the WebQuest
I am so excited about what you will make!
Now, celebrate by playing a game: http://www.primarygames.com/puzzles/jigsaw/pumpkin/PumpkinJigsaw.htm -or- find out more about pumpkins at: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/pumpkins/education.cfm
Listen to this wonderful story on YouTube, based on the book “Spookly the Square Pumpkin”