WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which students get all information from the web.
Teachers provide their students with the documents that include links to websites to use the information, according to the activity.
The purpose of using WebQuest is to encourage students to use information rather than gathering it and participate in meaningful classroom discussions.
WebQuest supports critical thinking through analyzing, creating, and evaluating. Also, it integrates technology into learning and foster cooperative learning.
Examples of WebQuests in a science classroom:
Activity 1: Plants Life.
Visit The Great Plant Escape website at http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/index.cfm
Under the first case, read the mission that you will need to solve to help detective Leplant knows more about the plant life.
Click on case brief then, click on facts of the case to help you out with ideas that will lead you to the answers.
Under the facts of the case you will find the following hyperlinks: plant structure, life cycle, and plant parts. Click on each to answer the following questions:
Our WebQuests help students connect civics concepts to the real world.
iCivics WebQuests give kids an engaging look at specific civics topics and guide them to pre-selected online resources to learn more. Each WebQuest is made of slides that break down the topic, offer resource links, and ask questions that help students make connections between what they already know, what they learn from the resource, and how the real world works. WebQuests can be used on individual computers or by the whole class using a projector or interactive white board