Look at the
Ocean and Octopi!!!
WebQuest for Pre-K/Kindergarten (Multidisciplinary)
Introduction | Tasks
| Process | Evaluation
| Conclusion | Credits
| Teacher Advice
Let's take an
adventure together!!!!! We will be going under the sea to find octopi.
Do you know what octopi are? We will work together on the Internet
and computer to find out all kinds of things about an octopus. We
will have a great time learning about the ocean and ocean creatures, as
well as playing with octopi. Let's all shout Oh!!! for ocean and
octopus, and let's get started!!!!!
will draw and label an octopus, the ocean, and several ocean creatures.
an ocean diorama using the eight colors we have learned.
five differences between octopi and other sea creatures.
an ocean story to tell your mother, father, brothers, sisters, or grandparents.
your memory skills to play a memory game.
Get ready to
enter into an exciting ocean adventure!! It is time to look for octopi
and find out all about them. Remember!! Begin with Step 1 and
work all the way to Step 5. If the ocean gets rough and bumpy, please
ask your parents or teacher for help. This is for fun, so have a
great ocean adventure exploring for octopi.
Have you ever wondered what an octopi looked like or where they lived?
Let's go find an octopus!
Have your teacher or parent read the information and tell them two of your
favorite facts! Do not let your parents and teacher do all the work!!
Use your switches!!
From the research you just heard, do your best to draw a poster/picture
of a scary octopus! Great job!! Show your poster or picture to everyone
in the class and at your house.
Go teach your family 5 differences between octopi and
jelly fish!!! We are all so proud of all you have learned, hopefully
you remembered more than 5!!! Did you use your switches to turn the
Since you know your eight colors, use them all and make an ocean
Now that you are an expert, let's create a story about the ocean. Click
on the picture of the octopus. You will only use pictures.
Get ready to tell your teacher/parents the story you designed all by yourself!!
Did you know that you can play an ocean
memory game? Use your great brain to play the game. Did you win???
Remember you can use your "Touch Screen" to play the game.
Take an oral
quiz on what you have learned!!
knowledge of eight colors
not know that colors exist
two colors to create an ocean diorama.
five colors to create an ocean diorama.
eight colors to create an ocean diorama.
the concept of same and different
not yet understand the concept of same and different
one characteristic that is different between an octopus and a jellyfish.
three characteristics that are different between an octopus and a jellyfish.
five characteristics that a different between an octopus and a jellyfish.
of matching similar picture
not comprehend the concept of similar pictures or objects
one picture in less than one minute.
three pictures in less than one minute.
five pictures in less than one minute.
getting started with making his story
for help immediately when making ocean story
50 to 75% of ocean story before asking for help
ocean story without asking for help.
nothing about octopi or jellyfish
one detail about an octopus or a jelly fish
three characteristics about either octopi or jelly fish
five to seven characteristics about either octopi or jelly fish
this Webquest, you have learned some new and exciting things about the
ocean and octopi. You have learned how to use the eight colors you
had worked with. You and your parents or teacher worked hard on matching
ocean animals and you learned about things that are the same and different.
This Webquest also gave you the opportunity to improve your listening and
Credits & References:
A special thanks
to Anne Worrall
and the San Diego teachers involved
in the Triton Project for all of their resources. I would also like
to thank Barry's Free Clipart, LiFree
Clip Art Connectionst, and Rebel Artist for
the use of their graphics.
with special needs, learning about places and things they have never experienced
is very difficult. My goal for creating this webquest is to help
them find success by allowing them to use the computer (appropriate switches,
buttons and assistive technology) to help them see and experience the ocean
and learn about octopi. In this program, the whole language method
is utilized. In the whole language method, when the class is learning
about the ocean and octopi, that theme will be used in math, art, writing
Created for EDU
506 @ FHU School of Education by Shannon
H. Fawcett on July 31, 2001.