WebQuest for Grade Two
Coordinated by J.
Designed by Ruth
Elliott & Christine Todd
(Elementary School teachers for the Saskatoon
Public Schools, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Tested by: Grade 2 students
Introduction | Task
| Process | Evaluation
| Conclusion | Teacher
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read your mail!
You will learn about one
dinosaur and the time period in which it lived. You will then work together
with the other members of your class to design a Dinosaur Zoo.
1. Learn about the time
of the dinosaurs.
a. Where in time did the
Look at the picture of the
staircase below. Each step shows millions of years in the age of the earth.
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bottom step is when the earth was very young. We live at the top of the
yellow stair step. Dinosaurs lived 245 million years ago, where the green
stair steps begin. The Age of Dinosaurs, the Mesozoic era, lasted for three
green stair steps or for 185 million years. At the end of the Cretaceous
period, 65 million years ago, dinosaurs suddenly died out and became extinct.
b. We learn about dinosaurs
by digging up their bones. Click below to watch a clip about dinosaur fossils.
Then use your Back button on your web browser to return to
Into the Fossil Record
2. Learn about one
a. Click on your dinosaur’s
name in the table below.
b. Print out 2 copies of
the information sheet on that dinosaur.
3. Answer questions about
here to get to the Worksheet.
b. Use your dinosaur information
sheet and fill in the answers.
a. Print out the dinosaur
4. Make a stand-up model
of your dinosaur.
a. Take the second print-out
of your dinosaur information sheet.
b. Draw a stand on the
bottom. See the example below.
c. Make a crosspiece
to help your dinosaur stand-up.
d. Glue the dinosaur picture
and the crosspiece onto cardboard. Cut them out and put them together.
5. a. Click
here to learn about how the earth looked during the Mesozoic Era.
Print out a picture for the time period when your dinosaur lived.
b. Colour the picture of the
habitat for the time period.
b. Click on the time when
your dinosaur lived to find out about the habitat for that time period.
c. Stand your dinosaur
up in front of your picture.
7. Meet with construction
crew foreman (your teacher) to discuss your group presentation and construction
on the dinosaur zoo.
You've got another letter.
Click on the dinosaur picture to read your mail!
on a template from The WebQuest