Using Internet Resources in the Classroom

Teacher Created WebQuests / UCI Summer Science Institute
Monday, August 18, through Friday, August 22, 2003

Instructors: Greg Sheppard and Melanie Wade

WebQuests Home Page - You can access all WebQuests from previous years and many other useful resources from this page.

Sheppard's Science Resources- You can access all WebQuests from previous years and many other useful resources from this page.

UCI Summer Science Institute

Location Center for Educational Partnerships, 5171 California, Suite 150

Course Overview
Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the Internet in science instruction. We will use Netscape Communicator including Navigator as a web browser and Composer as a web authoring tool (WYSIWYG). Teachers will complete four tasks. 
Using templates, participants will learn how to create and edit student WebQueststeacher notes, and interactive quizzes using two files that incorporate javascript - blank-quiz.html and the accompanying quiz.js file.  Participants will enhance WebQuests with graphics and hyperlinks to interactive activities on the web. These WebQuests will be uploaded to the Internet for use by teachers and students worldwide.

Regular attendance is required. A WebQuest including student instructions and teacher notes following the template guidelines must be satisfactorily completed.
All WebQuests must include the following attributes: use at least five websites, offer some interactive activities, have unique topics, teacher notes correlate to the California science standards.  You must complete your daily homework assignment.

WebQuests will be evaluated for effort, creativity, innovation, and integration with the California science standards.  No credit or grades will be submitted until all course requirements have been met.

A         Excellent - high degree of interactivity, originality, and effort
B         Good
C         Average - * No credit can be given

Tentative Schedule

8:00 to 10:00
10:15 to 12:00
1:00 to 3:00
Monday  CFEP
Tuesday  CFEP
Wednesday  CFEP
Thursday  CFEP
Friday  CFEP
CFEP = Center for Educational Partnerships

People from all around the world will be using your work!
Here are a few examples:

To find out who is connecting to you type, into lycos search

Arkansas Science Curriculum Framework - UCI SSI is a resource at the bottom of the page

Capistrano Unified School District - Technology Resources - Features Physics of Skateboarding

Discovery Science Center - Science Resources

Classroom Connect Conference: Long Beach, California, 1999
Teaching Science With the Web - Presenter's Page with hyperlinks

Education World - Earthquake WebQuest from UCI

Frank Potter's Science Gems

Hewitt's Index of Best webquests and Resources

Home Work Elephant - from the UK

Irvine U.S.D. - Science Fair Projects

K-12 World - Cyber Library - Click on the Science Link and find UCI on the page

Learning Technologies 2001 - Space Odyssey from Australia
Features Comet WebQuest:

Lenape Regional High School District, New Jersey  - Science Sites:  Sheppard's Science Resources

Mariemont Elementary School, Cincinnati, Ohio - Science WebQuests
Merlot - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Orange County Department of Education - Science Lessons

Project Tomorrow - Useful Links

Project Tomorrow - Resources - Description of Science Institute and Sheppard's Science Resources

WebQuest Locator - Ontario, Canada

WebQuests - New Jersey

WebQuests Internet Directory - Arlington School District, Arlington Washington (Find UCI in Page)

A Nice description from Homework Hotline
Sheppard's Science Resources
Home of teacher created webquests. Greg Sheppard and Dr.
Frank Potter(UCI)have been instructing K-12 teachers how to integrate the
Internet into the science curriculum. In addition there are links to science
sites listed by subject.

Please check your WebQuest links periodically.  Report any broken links to:

Last Updated
August 22, 2003