, a high school STEM teacher at
McKinley South End Academy
, wanted her students to learn about the engineering features of super tall buildings and then apply what they learned to a design of their own.
This webquest integrates both independent work and direct instruction as well as group check ins as students work through a series of tasks. The process follows these steps:
The teacher has selected a set of articles, videos and interactive websites to include in the process. At the same time, students have choice in which of these sources to use and there is flexibility in the pacing of the work and the format for the final product.
A step-by-step plan that outlines the whole process from start to finish can be found
While the content for this particular webquest is engineering, you could easily use this structure and fill in with whatever subject matter is relevant for your class.
You can share a
like the one above at the beginning to help students understand the long-term plan and stay on track throughout the project.