The “Udderly” Amazing Milk WebQuest! Teacher's Page

GRADE LEVEL

This WebQuest project is designed for students in grades 6-8.

 

UNIT

This WebQuest works well as a final project for an introductory marketing, dairy science, nutrition, or food processing unit.

 

TIME

The WebQuest portion can usually be completed in one class period or less. The dairy consumption log will require at least one week beyond regular class time. One additional class period may be needed for students to write the reflection portion of the project. Additional time may be needed for students to construct and present their promotional campaigns.

 

KEY TERMS

Dairy products, dairy cow, nutrition, essential nutrients, milk processor, promotional campaign.

 

TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

Computers with Microsoft PowerPoint, Smart Board or other electronic presentation device, poster board, scissors, glue, scotch tape, multi-color construction paper, agricultural magazines (for pictures), markers/writing tools, work tables.

 

TEACHING PROCEDURE

First introduce the class to the assignment in conjunction with the particular unit of study. Then introduce and discuss the key terms. Next allow the students to explore the WebQuest and follow the links. Discuss the details of the projects, paying close attention to the scoring guide. (Clear expectations are the key to good performance.) Be sure to allow one week for the dairy consumption log and reflection. After the log and reflection are complete allow students to revisit the WebQuest to start thinking about their promotional campaigns. Encourage students to really get the creative juices flowing. After they have finished, display their campaigns in a prominent spot. If the presentation was made using PowerPoint have them print the slides for display.

 

OTHER NOTES

Time limits are essential or this project can take far too long. To minimize the spread of computer viruses, students really should not transport disks from home to school. If the student feels that they cannot complete the project within the scheduled class time they should consider using a poster board for their presentation. Be sure to consult your district technology coordinator for details concerning the use of the district computer network, as computer difficulty will severely hinder the project. Finally, students are often tempted to cut and paste large blocks of text into PowerPoint presentations, frequent monitoring of progress can usually eliminate this early in the process.

 

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This page was developed by Tyler Garrison, reviewed by Lyndon and the late Barbara Irwin and is maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau.

 

Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.

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