Farm Flu
A First Grade WebQuest

 


Introduction

When you think of farm animals you probably don't think of them as having a cold, but it can happen! Complete this quest to learn about farm animals, and the best ways to avoid germs.

 


Task

After listening to Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman, you will use the computer to take a trip on the farm and find out ways to stay healthy.

 

Resources

· Computer- PC or Mac
· Internet access via Netscape or Explorer
· Printer
· Bateman, T. (2001). Farm Flu. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company.
· Paper and pencil
· Internet sites (bookmark these websites):

Ohio Language Arts K-2 Benchmarks (http://www.ode.state.oh.us)

The student will:

 

Process

Follow these steps to complete your Farm Flu Webquest:

1. Listen to the book Farm Flu as the teacher reads it aloud to the class.

2. Next, the teacher will read about germs from this website http://www.rte.ie/tv/DEN2/digby_10.html. Listen to find out…Are all germs bad? How do we get sick? Can we prevent getting colds?

3. After reading Farm Flu, find out facts about farm animals. Write down 2 facts for 3 animals of your choice. Visit http://www.kidsfarm.com/farm.htm and click on the 3 animals of your choice!

4. Take a visit to a farm. Click on any animal to hear what sound it makes at http://kbears.com/borrico/farmsounds.html

5. Try some farm animal trivia by sorting if an animal lives on a farm or a zoo. Go to http://schools.wcpss.net/Root/animalshome.html

6. Go to http://www.henrythehand.com/webp/4Principles-Poster.htm to learn Henry the Hand's Four Steps to Hand Awareness. Hint use the pictures to help you read!

7. Learn the proper way to wash your hands to avoid spreading germs. Print out the poster and color it. The poster can be found at this website: http://www.henrythehand.com/webp/henry_the_hand_HWI_Poster.htm

 


Evaluation

You will be evaluated by your teacher using the rubric below:

Area of Evaluation
Excellent
Satisfactory
Needs Improvement
Followed Directions
3
2
1
Completed all assigments
3
2
1
Found 2 facts for 3 animals
3
2
1
Used complete sentences
3
2
1
Spelled grade level words correctly
3
2
1


Conclusion

Congratulations! You have completed your Farm Flu webquest. Remember to always wash your hands using Henry the Hand's Four easy steps. Go here to print a star hand washer award http://www.henrythehand.com/webp2/medallion.html

 

Created by Carrie Opatrny, Summer 2002
Bowling Green State University Graduate Student