Let's learn about COYOTE!

 

 

 

 

By Audrey Wojczyk

(Retelling Task – Grades 1-3)

 

Introduction

Task

 Process

Resources

Conclusion

Evaluation

 

 

Introduction

You and your family just went for a drive in the country.  As you looked out the window, you thought you saw a dog, but there are no houses around.  What type of animal could this be?  Can you play with it?  Complete this webquest and become a member of the coolest new club! 

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Task

In order to find out what type of animal you just saw you are going to need to do some research on the internet.  Gather information, color a picture and make a poster with the picture of the animal you think you saw.  Ask yourself these key questions as you look for information:

1.      What does a coyote look like? 

2.     What family does it come from?

3.     Where do they live?

4.     What do they eat?

5.     How much do they weigh?

6.     How do they care for their young?

7.     What does it mean when then howl?

8.     How long do coyote live?

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The Process

1.      The next step is to find out facts about coyote by visiting the websites listed below.  After you gather your information, write eight  facts you have learned about coyote on an e-mail postcard to me at:

     awojczyk6981@wsc.ma.edu

2.      Go to the Enchanted Learning page.  Print out the coyote coloring page and color the coyote with the appropriate colorings. 

3.      Using the picture you have colored, create a poster warning people what they should do to keep coyotes away from their homes.

 

 

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Resources

 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/0005/coyote.html

http://www.bear-tracker.com/coyote.html

http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/coyote.htm

 

Enchanted Learning – coloring page: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/dog/Coyoteprintout.shtml

 

Mass Wildlife page:

http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfwcoy.htm

 

 

To see a short movie and hear a coyote click here:

http://www.desertusa.com/june96/du_cycot.html

 

 

 

                     

 

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Evaluation

 

 

Coyote Questions

What does a coyote look like?

What family do coyote belong to?

Where do they live?

What do they eat?

How much do they weigh?

How do they care for their young?

What does it mean when they howl?

How long do coyote live?

 

3 points

 

 

If you give more than three features

 

If you name the family that coyote come from and include other animals from that family

 

If you name three habitat

 

If you give three examples of food they eat

 

If you give weight for a male and a female

 

If you give three examples

 

If you give a specific answer

 

If you give a specific answer

 

2 points

 

 

If you give two features

 

If you name the family that coyote come from

 

If you name two habitat

 

If you give two examples

of food they eat

 

If you give weight for just one

 

If you give  two examples

 

If you give a general answer

 

If you give a general answer

 

1 point

 

 

If you give one feature

 

 

 

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If you name one habitat

 

If you name one example of food they eat

 

If you give a weight but don’t name it male or female

 

If you give one example

 

 

 

 

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0 points

 

No answer

 

No answer

 

No answer

 

No answer

 

No answer

 

No answer

 

No answer

 

No answer

 

A: 21 – 24 points

B: 20 – 17 points

C: 16 – 13 points

D: 12 – 9 points

 E: 8 or less points

 

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Conclusion

Well, you have learned some interesting things about coyote.  You are now a member of the Coyote Club!!  Print out your certificate below and please rate this webquest in your web journal!  HOOOOOWWWWLLL!

 

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

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is Awarded this Certificate for
becoming a member of the coyote club!

 

 

Congratulations!

From Audrey W.
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Objectives:

 

 

Grade Level(s):

2

Content Area:

Science

Strand:

Life Interaction/Adaptation

Objective:

• Compare and contrast plant and animal adaptations to various habitats.

Activity:

Students will utilize web pages, video, and audio to gather information about coyotes and their habitat.  Students will create a poster about the dangers of coyotes and send eight coyote facts via email postcard to the teacher.

 

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