Updated 6.24.14

Mr T.'s Dinosaur Webquest

 

 

THE DISEASE FACTOR

 

You and your team of paleotologist are on a mission to find out what type of illnesses may have killed the dinosaurs!  Here are some MUST DO and CAN DO options for this quest! You must complete the MUST DO items and choose 2 or more of the CAN DO items for a passing grade.

GROUP JOBS: Getter     Recorder     Searcher     Operator

 

MUST DO:

1- Use a either a large posterboard sheet or an available display board to create a QUESTION & CONCEPT BOARD.  This board will look similar to the one we create at the beginning of each reading unit.   If you are unfamiliar with a Q&C board they are very easy to make!  Horizontally divide your work space in half.  In the left top half write the heading of QUESTION, in the right top half write the heading of CONCEPT.

      QUESTION   

      CONCEPT   

 

 

                                 

   

    

                                

Each member must contribute at least two questions they have about the disease / dinosaurs connection.  Also, each member MUST contribute one page (picture included) about their own feelings about the connection between possible diseases and the dinosaurs extinction.

 

2-  Each member MUST use two or more of the links below and write a 2-page report on the disease/dinosaur connection.

 

PLANET DINOSAUR - Dino causes

DINO-FLOOR - Disease

BBC - Injuries and Disease

Who Dunnit to the Dinosaurs?

Extinction Theories

SCIENCE NEWS - Turn Your Head and Roar

Epidemic Diseases

Injury and disease among dinosaurs

 

3- Each person MUST find one or more extra links on your area of focus and write up a short summary on that link.

 

 

CAN DO's: (need 2 or more)

1- Create a diorama showing the dinosaurs and one or more disease

2- Make a clay or paper mache' injured dinosaur

3- Write a story about a dinosaurs adventures after getting sick

4- Write a short play about what may have happened

5- Present a book review on a book about diseases and the dinosaurs

6- Compose a dinosaur/disease poem

7- Write and perform your own version of brown paper bag theatre's dinosaur/disease adventure

8- Your own idea!!!!!! Please ask the teacher for permission first.

 

 

/ GRADING RUBRIC /

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