Mr T.'s Dinosaur Webquest

Updated 6.24.14 

 

THE SUPERNOVA SURPRIZE

 

What a bright idea it was to choose the supernova idea!  You and your team must make the connection between a supernova event and the disappearance of 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 supernova / dinosaurs connection.  Also, each member MUST contribute one page (picture included) about their own feelings about the connection between meteorites and the dinosaurs extinction.

 

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

DINOSAURFLOOR - Supernova

NBC News - Radiation from a nearby supernova

LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORIES - Science beat

DINOLAND PALEONTOLOGY INTERVIEWS - Dale Russell

UNMUSEUM - Who dunnit to the dinosaurs

SCIENCEAGOGO.COM - A real supernova

WIKIPEDIA - A portrait of Walter Alvarez

IMAGINE THE UNIVERSE! - Ask a high energy astronomer

HISTORY CHANNEL THEORY

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 the supernova

2- Make a clay or paper mache' supernova and or dinosaur

3- Write a story about a dinosaurs adventures after the supernova hits the Earth

4- Write a short play about what may have happened

5- Present a book review on a book about supernovas or dinosaurs

6- Compose a dinosaur/supernova poem

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

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

 

 

/ GRADING RUBRIC /

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