Pizza Pizza Teacher's Page
A WebQuest for Grade 4, WebQuest Agricultural Series by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University
No one will argue that pizza has become one of America's favorite foods. Pizza provides a tasty and often inexpensive but nutritious food that almost all of your students like.
As your students learn about Pizza, they will discover that the ingredients for every style and flavor of pizza are grown by farmers in the United States and around the world. This WebQuest is designed to encourage your students to consider the many ingredients found in their favorite pizza.
Your students will begin with a graphing activity in which they conduct a survey with your guidance. You may choose to include a writing activity in addition.
The students will then research ingredients and write a paper. Here are examples of acceptable sites for students to complete research for Step 2 activity.
How cheese is made.
How Tomatoes are grown
How tomato sauce is made
How Pepperoni is made
How Sausage is made
How Wheat Flour is made
How Olive Oil is made.
How Pizza Sauce is made
How Peppers are grown
How Onions are grown
The third activity is a pizza delivery math worksheet. The answers are 1) $18, 2) $4, 3) 42 miles 4) $2. Space is provided on the work sheet for students to show their work.
|Completion of all project requirements (5)
||Progressing towards project requirements(4)
||Some attempt at project requirements (3-2)
||No attempt. (1-0)
|Completion of all project requirements
||Progressing towards project requirements
||Some attempt at project requirements
Pizza Delivery Math
|Completion of all project requirements (4)
||Progressing towards project requirements (3)
||Some attempt at project requirements (2)
Missouri's Grade-Level Expectations (GLEs)
3. Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate from a variety of cultures and times...
D Understanding Directions
Read and follow two- and three-step directions to complete a simple task. (CA 3 1.5, 1.6) (I 3e, K-4)
2. Compose well-developed text using standard English conventions...
Use conventions of capitalization in written text (CA1 2.6, 2.2) (I 1a, 6a, II 6d, g, K-4)
names of counties and countries
In composing text, use (CA1, 1.6, 2.2) (I 6a, II 2i, 4b, 6c-d & g, K-4)
comma in a series
comma between city and state
D Parts of speech
Use parts of speech correctly in written text... (CA1, 1.6, 2.2) (II 4b, 6v & f-g, K-4)
verbs that agree with compound subject
connecting words to link ideas
3. Write effectively in various forms and types of writing.
E Audience and Purpose
Write informational reports in a format appropriate to an intended audience and purpose... (CA 4 1.8, 2.1) (I 6e & i, II 3d, K-4)
1. Develop and apply effective research process skills to gather, analyze and evaluate information
B Acquire Information
Locate and use various resources to find information on keywords and questions (CA 2,3 1.2, 1.4,1.6)
(I 2b-c,& e-f, 3f, III 1e, K4)
C. Record Information
Identify relevant information and record main ideas and important details in own words (CA 2,3,4 1.2,1.8) (I 3f, IV 1e, K-4)
1. Understand patterns, relations and functions
B Analyze patterns using words, tables and graphs (MA 4, 1.6, 3.6) (VIII. 4.b, 4)
Data and Probability
1. Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize and display relevant data to answer them
A Formulate questions
collect data using observations, surveys and experiments (MA 3,1.2) (VII.1.a. 4)
C Represent and interpret data
create tables or graphs to represent categorical and numerical data (including line plots) (MA3, 1.8) (VII.a, 4)
National Education Standards
- collect data using observations, surveys, and experiments;
- represent data using tables and graphs such as line plots, bar graphs, and line graphs;
- recognize the differences in representing categorical and numerical data.
LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
- Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
- Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
Basic Operations and Concepts
- Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
- Students are proficient in the use of technology.
Technology Productivity Tools
- Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
- Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
HINTS FOR STUDENT OR TEACHER USE:
You may make the research as difficult or as simple as needed for your individual classes. The sites you select for your students to research will help. Please preview all sites before allowing students to access them.
This page was developed by the late Barbara and Lyndon Irwin and maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau. Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.