WebQuest Food Pyramid


  1. Open a Microsoft Word document. Enter your first and last name at the top of the documents.
  2. Go to File and Save As. Name the document Food lastname 6 1 or 6 2 Save the document in the My Documents folder.
  3. Create a table in Word with 4 columns and 7 rows.
  4. In column 1, row 1 cell, enter the text “Food Groups“. Label the top of the next column, Examples. Column 3 should have How much/day. Column 4 should have What counts.
  5. Click on each of the colors on the US government Food Pyramid to view information about each food group. Enter the name of each food group in a new cell in column 1 in your Word document.
  6. View Inside the Pyramid page. Start with Grains. Click on What’s in the Grain Group? Enter at least 4 types of grain in the column beside the Grain food group in your Word document.
  7. Go back to Inside the Pyramid. Click on How much is needed? Enter the amount you need on the table in Word.
  8. Go back to Inside the Pyramid.. Click on What counts as an ounce?  Find the answer and add it to the table.
  9. Find the information for the rest of the food groups to complete the table. Work in pairs to find the answers on the website, then share the answers with each other. Each of you must complete your own table of information in Word.
  10. Be sure to go to File and Save before you quit Word, so your information for today is saved.

image and information from MyPyramid.gov

Webquest Moon Assignment – Grade 4

The Assignment

  • Work in groups of two. One person will be the Note-Taker and the other two will be the Researchers.
  • The Note-Taker should open an Open Office document. Enter the names of the three group members at the top of the document. Enter the following questions in a a numbered list. Enter the answers after the question.
  1. How far is the moon from the earth?
  2. How long does it take for the moon to orbit the earth?
  3. What is a lunar month?
  4. How old is the moon?
  5. In which direction does the moon rise each day?
  6. In which direction does the moon set each day?
  7. What phase of the moon is it today?
  8. Does the moon have an atmosphere?
  9. What are moon trees?
  10. Where are moon trees planted in Florida?
  11. In what year did man first walk on the Moon?
  12. How does the moon shine?
  13. Do the phases of the moon look the same or different in Australia from what we see in Florida?
  • Researchers use the following internet sites to find the answers to the questions. Share the answers with the Note-Taker who will enter the answers in the Open Office document.
  1. Facts about the Moon
  2. What are the Moon Trees
  3. The Moon Trees
  4. How does the Moon keep Changing its Shape?
  5. Moon Phase Today
  6. FactMonster – the Moon