OceanQuest 2004
Mission 4: Tell the World 
About Your Animal!


This is an Image of a Sea Turtle.

 

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From
: Your E-pal
To: My E-Mail Pal
Subject: Investigate Ocean Animals
Date: August 27, 2003 4:23 PM

 

Dear E-Mail Pal,


Question:

How can we teach the World about our animal?

 

Specific Tasks:

Wow, our life-size animal is finally done and it looks great!  This took a ton of time and effort but it seems from all the great comments and interest that has been created in our life-size animal that it has really paid off.  Now, let's share our information that we have learned with the world.

We need to:

  1. Review what we have learned about our animal and the habitat that it lives in.

  2. Write an essay to educate others about our animal, it's habitat, environmental problems facing our animal, and solutions that we can implement to help our animal.

  3. Create a web page with our essay and a digital image of our life-size animal.

  4. Post this web page onto the Internet and then send our web address to OceanQuest.

 

Scenario:

Have you ever taught someone in you class about something? How did you do that? What worked?  What did not work?  How can we work what was successful with previous presentations into this project?

OceanQuest has asked us to share what we know about our animal, it's habitat, environmental problems facing our animal, and solutions that we can implement to help our animal with the National Commission (Ocean Act 2000) and the rest of the world.  They think that our hard work just may convince others to develop a comprehensive policy to save our animal and the ocean that it lives near or in.  We will need to create a web page to share our important findings with others.

 

Great Ocean Books: 

Use these great books to explore the wonders of the ocean. For a complete list of Great Ocean Books see our Great Ocean Books and Annotated Bibliography.

Dorris, Ellen  Marine Biology (Real Kids, Real Science Books) 1993.
Knight, Lindsay  Under the Sea (Nature Company Discoveries) 1995.
Lambert, David  The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Oceans  1997.
Smith, P. Project Earth Science : Physical Oceanography 1994.
Taylor, J. David  Endangered Ocean Animals (The Endangered Animals) 1992. 

 

Online Resources:

Recording Your Investigation

Your Research Question
Organizing your notes
Citing your resources
Summarizing your findings

 

Writing Your Essay

These are the rubrics that my class uses to help us write a great essay.  You can use these or modify these rubrics to fit your needs.

Process Writing Rubric 
Assistant Editor's Rubric
Graphic Designer's Rubric
Layout Specialist's Rubric
Web Developer's Rubric

 

Web Development Sites

Hotwired Web Development Sites
Hotwired Web Activities

FrontPage 98
Creating Web Pages with Microsoft Front Page 
FrontPage Tutorial

Claris HomePage
Creating homepages with Claris HomePage

Composer Tutorials
Set up your Web Page
Getting Started with Mozilla
Format type
Save images
Add images 
Make links
Mozilla Tutorial
Building Web Pages with Composer
Composer:  An Introduction
Six-Step Netscape Composer Tutorial
Composing and Editing Web pages
Composer Tutorial
Tutorial on Creating Pages with Netscape Composer
An overview of Composer and its features

HyperStudio
HyperStudio Explorations

 

FTP (File Transfer Sites)

Use these sites to learn how to place your web page onto the Internet.
Ipswitch FTP Software
FTP Explorer

 

Activity:

We need to create a web page to share what we know about our animal, it's habitat, environmental problems facing our animal, and solutions that we can implement to help our animal with the National Commission (Ocean Act 2000) and the rest of the world.  

To do this we must:

  1. Review all our explorations and work.

  2. Write an essay to share our findings.  We will need to:

    • Introduce our animal.
    • Share our knowledge about our animal's habitat.
    • Educate others about our animal.
    • Address the environmental concerns that threaten our animal.
    • Recommend realistic solutions to these environmental threats.  

  3. Create a web page that combines the essay that we will write and the digital images we have of our life-size animal.

  4. Get help to post our web page onto the Internet and then send OceanQuest your web address. 

 

Revisit the Question:

How can we teach the World about our animal?

 

Sincerely, 

Your E-Mail Pal

 

 

 

OceanQuest 2001 Essential Questions  |  Stay on Task  |   Ocean Hotlist  
Great Ocean Books  |  Fun Ocean Activities  |  Teacher's Page  |  Monthly Newsletter  

Choose a Marine Animal to Explore  |  Where Does Your Animal Live?
Investigate
Your Animal!  | Tell the World About Your Animal!

 



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