The activities in this WebQuest are related to the following Illinois Learning Standards.
Goal 1: Read with understanding and fluency.
C. Comprehend a broad range of reading materials.
1a. Use information to form questions and verify predictions.
Goal 2: Read and understand literature representative
of various societies, eras,
B. Read and interpret a variety of literary works.
1a. Respond to literary materials by connecting them to their own experience
and communicate those responses to others.
Goal 4: Listen and speak effectively in a variety of
A. Listen effectively in formal and informal situations.
1a. Listen attentively by facing the speaker, making eye contact, and
paraphrasing what is said.
1b. Ask questions and respond to questions from the teacher and from group
members to improve comprehension.
1c. Follow oral instructions accurately.
1d. Use visually oriented and auditory based media.
Goal 7: Estimate, make and use measurements of object,
relationships and determine acceptable levels of accuracy.
A. Measure and compare quantities using appropriate units, instruments and
1a. Measure length, volume and weight/mass using rulers, scales and other
appropriate measuring instruments in the customary and metric systems.
Goal 10: Collect, organize and analyze data using statistical
results; and interpret uncertainty using concepts of probability.
A. Organize, describe and make predictions from existing data.
1a. Organize and display data using picture, tallies, tables, charts or bar graphs.
B. Formulate questions, design data collection methods, gather and analyze data
and communicate findings.
1c. Analyze data, draw conclusions and communicate the results.
Goal 11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry
and technological design
to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
A. Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.
1a. Collect data for investigations using measuring instruments and
B. Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of technological design.
1a. Given a simple design problem, formulate possible solutions.
Goal 13: Understand the relationships among science,
technology and society in
historical and contemporary contexts.
A. Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
1a. Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.
B. Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science,
technology and society.
1d. Identify and describe ways that science and technology affect people's
everyday lives (e.g., transportation, medicine, agriculture, sanitation,
1e. Demonstrate ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials.
further information on these standards, please visit the web site at
ISBE Illinois Learning Standards.
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