The Search for a New World

A Webquest for Fifth Grade Students

By Bradford L. Wolfe

 

bwolfe@mbgsd.k12.pa.us

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Introduction

     The year is 2051.  The Earth has depleted all of its natural resources.  Life on this planet is quickly becoming extinct.  Our only hope of  keeping  life "alive", is to move on, away from this planet to begin again in a new environment, on a new planet.  You must help us!  We need you to determine which planet will become our new home.  But you must hurry!  According to our top scientists, dangerous gasses have been forming around our atmosphere for years, giving us just a few precious days left before life as we know it will cease to exist.  You have 21 days to save us, or we all die!  The countdown has begun!

 

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Resources

 

* Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

* Metacrawlers

*Dr. Zaenglein's Home Page

 

 

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