DANDELIONS

a Webquest for 1st grade

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION
Is a dandelion a flower? Did you know that a dandelion is actually a weed? On your quest today, you will learn all about the life cycle of and beauty of dandelions.

 

 

TASK
After reading the book, Dandelions by Mia Posada, you will work with a partner to discover the following:

 

 

 

RESOURCES

 


 

 

PROCESS
Follow these steps to complete the following:

 

1. With your class read Dandelions by Mia Posada.
2. When the story is done, visit the following websites

a. Click here for information about dandelions.
b. Click here for a picture of the plant.
c. Click here for a picture of the blow ball.
d. Click here for a picture of one seed left.


3. Make a parachute that will represent how the tuft and seed of a dandelion travels throughout the air.

Click here for directions on how to make a parachute.

 

 

 

EVALUATION
You will be evaluated by your teacher on the following:


1. Did the student complete all the tasks? YES/ NO
2. Did the student follow the directions for making the parachute? YES /NO
3. Did the student work cooperatively with his/her group member? YES/ NO

 

 

 

CONCLUSION
Congratulations! You made it! Enjoy playing with your parachute!

 

 

 


Created by Meghan Hickey, Fall 2000
Web Page Design by Jaime Brechel, Spring 2002
Bowling Green State University Graduate Students

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