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Web Quest for K-2nd Grade

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web quest

This exercise will help users learn about what kinds of resources are on the site and how to find them. For this age group, this web quest is more appropriate for the educator or the educator working with the students. Give yourself about 30 minutes to complete the quest.

Instructions - there are 2 ways to do the quest.

• Print out the Quest (pdf at bottom).

• Find each answer on the site and fill them in on the sheet.

• Use the KEY (in PDF) to check your answers.


• Open a second window to the site and use it as your search window.

• Use a blank piece of paper for your answer sheet.

• Answer the following questions shown below by searching for them in your search window (keep both windows open and switch back and forth).

 • Use the KEY (in PDF) to check your answers.


Here are your 20 questions – Ready?


For the first 10 questions, you can use the Search box in upper right corner of the screen.

1. Find All Animals (Wildlife), click on > Mammals. Name the last mammal that starts with a T:

2. Find Insects - Activities, click on > Color the Parts of the Insect. What is the name of the insect the kids will color?

3. Find Activities, Experiments, and Investigations, scroll down and click on > Animal Inquiry - Live Studies in the Schoolyard, then > then click on > Ant Inquiry. What species of ant does the activity address?

4. Under Food Webs, click on the Amazon Rainforest Food Web, then > scroll down and click on the: Amazon Rainforest Food Web Activity. Name the first Producer listed on the diagram:

5. Under Biomes, click on > Grasslands, then > The African Veldt and Savannah and name the first animal listed in > Animals Found in This Habitat:

6. In the Coloring Pages, click on > Farm Animals, Pets and Gardens Coloring Pages, then click on > Farm Animals Coloring Page. What’s the largest animal on page:

7. Look at the Next Generation Science Standards, find > Grade 1 Science. How many topics do they include in the Standards for that age level:

8. In the Activities, Experiments, and Investigations, scroll down and click on > Cut and Paste Activities, then, click on > How Animals Move. Name the animal in the top, left hand box:

9. In the Food Web Activities, click on > African Grassland Food Web Puppet Show. Name the Animal Puppet shown:

10. In the Preschool Activities, click on > Count and Tally – Birds. Name the two kind of birds:
_____________________________________________ and ________________________________________

Now try to follow this search technique without the step by step hints:

11. How much do male polar bears weigh?

12. How long do grizzlies live in the wild?

13. What keeps river otters from being cold in the winter?

14. How do wolverines compare in size to other members of the weasel family?

15. How do leopard seals eat tiny krill but not swallow the water?

For the last 5 questions, start at the Main Index and don’t use the search box.

16. Go to: Activities, Experiments, and Investigations, scroll down to > Habitats and Biomes Activities, then click on > Animal Home Matching. Name the top, left animal and its home: _________________________________________________ and ________________________________________________

17. Scroll down to Anatomy (All Human Body Systems), then click on > Digestive System, then in the Related Links, click on > Making Your Life-Sized Body (Organs).  Name the last organ at the bottom (scroll down): 

18. Scroll down to Drawing Animals & Habitats, then click on > Insects and Other Invertebrates, then click on > Ladybug Drawing Page. How many steps are there?

19. Under Plant Science, click on > Plant Structure - The Parts of a Plant, then > scroll down to > The Parts of the Flower diagram.  What is the first flower part named on the top, left hand of the diagram:

20. Under Test Bank and Questions Answered, click on > TESTS (All Topics), then click on > Animals Tests, then click on > Animal Motion (Locomotion) - Matching Quiz. Name the animal in the bottom, left hand box:

You did it!

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Citing Research References

When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).

When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "Web Quest for K-2nd Grade" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2023. March 24, 2023
< > has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.