Science Web Quests 
SQUIDS
Created by:
Debbie Babish, Irvine Unified School District, Irvine, California
URL:http://www.can-do.com/uci/lessons98/Squids.html 
 
Area of Study: Squids-recommended for 4-6th graders
Objective:   Students will become familiar with the physical characteristics of squids, research Giant Squids, and 
compare squids to other mollusks.
Web Quests # 1-3 (Squids)
 
Squids live in all the oceans of the world.  Squids are known as "the ice cream cone of the sea" because they are a favorite food of many ocean dwellers.  Female squids lay thousands of eggs to support a food chain.  Squids have some of  the largest eyes, in proportion to their body, in the animal kingdom.  Some squid body parts include fins, a mantle, tentacles, suckers, two hearts, gills and ink sacs.  Complete the worksheets below to learn more about squids.
Web Quests 1- 3
 General web resources for information on squids

 Click on the links below then to complete this web quest
 Squid Anatomy
 The Cephalopod Page
 Ocean Animals
 The EuroSquid World-Wide Web Page
 Search the Marine Species Data Base


A. Define the meaning of the word "cephalopod" : 

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B. List some other animals that are in the same class:

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C. Record some differences between a squid and an octopus.
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D. Describe how squid catch their prey.
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Try this Link 
The Cephalapod Page
 


      (2) Jet Propulsion
Try to find out how squids move.  Check these and other resources.
Animal Biology
Squid Information and classification
Encyclopedia .com

Fast Search - Search Engines \wiwthout the advertisements.   Try Hotbot or google!

1. Clue "Jet Propulsion" Locomotion

 
A.  Describe how a squid moves through the water. 
      Compare it to a jellyfish. 

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B.  Describe how how a clam moves. (Use the Search Engines below)

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        (3) Giant Squids
Click on the link below
In Search of Giant Squids
The Un Museum -Giant Squid


Write down facts you find interesting about Giant Squids. 

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A few Internet Resources:
Awesome Science Library
Martindale's Reference Desk
Potter's Science Gems
Sheppard's Science Resources
Sheppard's Useful Links

Search Engines
Alta Vista Hotbot Search Engine Watch
All the Web Lycos Snap
Dogpile Northern Light Study Web
Excite Savvy Search Webcrawler
Google Search.com Yahoo  |  Yahooligans

 

 
Any problems or comments please E-mail  webmaster@can-do.com
Email: dbabish@hotmail.com (Debbie Babish)

Created August 7th, 1998 
Revised November 4,  2001