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WebQuest is based on Introduction to Bacteria found at the Discovery Education Website.

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Introduction

Guess what?!

Your bosses were so happy with your bacteria special, they want you to another special! This time, they want you to produce a special about protozoans (protists). Once again, they have told to do the research, as soon as possible!  Go to work!

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Task

You are going to put got here another poster for your presentation!

You need to research answers to the following questions:

  1. What are protists?
  2. What are their characteristics?
  3. How do they move?
  4. Give an example of a protist that moves in each of the ways protists move.
  5. Where are they found?
  6. What do they eat?
  7. What are algae?
  8. What are their characteristics?
  9. How do they move?
  10. Where are they found?
  11. What do they eat?

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WebQuest Data Sheet

Just the Facts - Task I

What are protists? What are their characteristics?

Ducksters

Easy Science For Kids

Protists

Protist Characteristics

How do protists move? Give an example of each

Ducksters

Label the protist diagram & answer questions about each.

Amoeba
Amoeba Facts

Paramecium
Paramecium Facts

Euglena
Euglena Facts

Where are they found?

Microbe World

What do they eat?

CK-12

Just the Facts – Task II

What are algae?

Algae Facts for Kids

All About Algae

Fact Monster

What are their characteristics?

Sciencing

How do they move?

Invigorate

Where are they found?

Algae and its environment

What do they eat?

What does green algae eat?

Process

Divide your poster into four parts. Label one quadrant “Facts about protists/algae.” Label the second, “Beneficial Protists/Algae” Label the third, “Harmful Protists/Algae.” Use the fourth to write your groups observations and recommendations.

Evaluation

Bacteria Presentation Rubric

Category

1
No Proficiency

2
Partial Proficiency

3
Grade-level Proficiency

4
Above Grade-Level Proficiency

Organization

There is no organization to the presentation.

There is some organization to the presentation.

The presentation is organized.

The presentation is organized very well.

Content

Missing many required elements.

Missing some required elements.

Has all required elements.

Has more elements than required.

Presentation

Group was not prepared for their presentation.

Group was somewhat prepared for their presentation.

Group was prepared for their presentation.

Group was very well prepared for their presentation.

Participation

Only one group member participated in the presentation.

Some participation from other group members.

Most group members participated

All group members participate.

Finished

You have reached the end of the WebQuest. Repeat after me:

I am a protozoan monster!
I am so good I can hardly stand it!

Amoeba

Paramecium

Euglena

 

Bacteria

Image Source: Gordon Vrdoljak

Algae

Photo from the University of Maine

Volvox

Photo from Clinton Community College

Spirogyra

Photo from Clinton Community College

Paramecium

Photo from Clinton Community College

Foraminiferan (Protozoan)

Photo from Clinton Community College

Amoeba

Photo from Clinton Community College

Photos are used with permission.