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The Great Penguin WebQuest



Have you ever wanted to know more about how special penguins are? Your quest is to learn some amazing facts about penguins. On this fascinating adventure, you will gather information about different kinds of penguins and their habitat, diet, and special features. Your job is to complete each task below.

The Task

Using the Internet, you will work with a partner to learn about the life of a penguin.

  1. Read and collect facts about your species of penguin using the links below
  2. Print and fill-in the factsheet telling about your penguin's height, weight, food, location, and enemies. Turn in your sheet to your teacher.
  3. Identify the parts of your penguin on an activity sheet you will print out.
  4. Create a penguin to actual size based on the measurements you have found.
  5. Create  a nine slide Power Point- Be ready to teach the class all that you have learned.
  6. Complete a self-evaluation to see how well you did.
  7. Locate on a globe where your penguin lives. Be able to show the class.

Just for Fun:

  • Take an online quiz.
  • View a penguin slideshow.

The Process
  1. You will be assigned a penguin to research. Print out and complete the penguin info factsheet. (Click here)
  2. Create a powerpoint for your penguin that you have researched.  Your slide show include (at least 9 slides):

    1.  Title -Pictures

    2.  Introduction

    3.  A description and pictures of the physical characteristics of
         your penguin.
    4.  A description of where your penguin lives and what the
         environment is like.
    5.  Foods that your penguin eats.
    6.  How your penguin builds nests and cares for babies.

    7. Interesting and "WOW" facts about your Penguin

    8. Conclusion-Why you chose this Penguin.

    9. References


  3. Use the Internet links listed here to find information about your penguin to complete the worksheet and Power Point.
  4. Identify the parts of your penguin.
  5. Create a penguin:
      • Draw your penguin making sure that you use the measurements that you recorded on your info sheet.
      • Cut out your penguin to display in the hall.
  7. Practice telling your friends what you learned and be ready to teach the class all about your penguin.
  8. Complete the self-evaluation to see how well you think you have done on this webquest. To print the form click here.
  9. Locate on a globe where your penguin lives. Be able to show the class.

Just for Fun:


Great Job! You are done!!!!



Emperor Penguin Macaroni Penguin
Adelie Penguin Rockhopper Penguin
King Penguin  African Penguin
Chinstrap Penguin Yellow-eyed Penguin
Gentoo Penguin Little Blue Penguin
 Penguin Information


Penguin Adaptation

Penguins, Penguins, Penguins

Penguin Page


Sea World

About the Antarctic



Penguins are unique flightless birds that have captured the imagination of everyone.  Penguins live only in the Southern Hemisphere and some live in  Antarctica, the coldest place on earth.  How do they survive?

There are 18 different types of penguins.  As the children work through the webquest, they will learn about the abilities, behaviors, and adaptations of different types of penguins.

 A rubric will be used to evaluate your work.



Wow! Can you believe you visited so many interesting and fun places on your quest to learn about penguins? Aren't you amazed of how much you have learned about computer technology and using the Internet? Now that you are finished, you can check out the "Fun & Games" Penguin Place for even more surprises!

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