A WebQuest for 4th Grade Junior Firefighters
Eric S. Petery
Firefighters work hard to save people from the dangers of fires.We also work hard to prevent people from being in that position in the first place.Here is your opportunity to help us.
Do you have what it takes to be a junior firefighter?
As a junior firefighter, you've been dispatched to assist with fire prevention in the 1st grade classrooms at Lenkerville. Your Chief has given your crew a list of duties. Remember, a crucial rule in working a fire incident is to work as a team to prevent each other from getting into trouble. Watch out for each other's work and keep yourself out of harm's way. You're responsible for saving the lives of others, so make sure you do your jobs well!
·Work in a group to form a fire safety poster to present to the first grade classes and also develop an escape plan to use at home.The Assignment
Turn your radio up....your Chief is ready to give you your assignment!
1.You'll be assigned to a team of 3 firefighters. <!--[endif]-->
2.Each of you will be responsible to utilize your tools to assist in completing the assignment.
3. After you have completed your group poster, take the knowledge you've gained and make an escape plan for your own home.Chief to Firefighter 1:Click on the firetruck and use the tools given. Review the web sites and report back to your group with information you have found about fire hazzards. Make a list of objects children should stay away from and not play with because they could start a fire and hurt someone.
Chief to Firefighter 2:Click on the firetruck and use the tools given. Review the web sites and report back to your group with information you have found about the steps to take to get out of your house if it is on fire. Make a list of steps children should take to get out of the house safely.
Chief to Firefighter 3:Click on the firetruck and use the tools given. Review the web sites and report back to your group with information you have found about the steps to take if your clothes catch on fire.
Fire Safety Poster Rubric:CATEGORY4321Attractiveness & OrganizationThe poster has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information.The poster has attractive formatting and well-organized information.The poster has well-organized information.The poster's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader.Content - AccuracyAll facts on the poster are accurate.99-90% of the facts on the poster are accurate.89-80% of the facts on the poster are accurate.Fewer than 80% of the facts on the poster are accurate.Writing - MechanicsCapitalization and punctuation are correct on the poster.Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the poster after feedback from an adult.There are 1-2 capitalization and/or punctuation errors on the poster even after feedback from an adult.There are several capitalization or punctuation errors on the poster even after feedback from an adult.Writing - OrganizationEach students' research is clearly evident on the poster.Almost all of the students' research is clearly evident on the poster.Some of the students' research is evident on the poster.Very little information is evident on the poster.
Escape Plan Poster:CATEGORY4321AttractivenessThe poster is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.The poster is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness.The poster is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy.The poster is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.LabelsAll items of importance on the poster are clearly labeled.Almost all items of importance on the poster are clearly labeled.Several items of importance on the poster are clearly labeled.Labels are too small to view OR no important items were labeled.Graphics - RelevanceAll graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand.Most graphics relate to the topic.Graphics do not relate to the topic.Required ElementsThe poster includes all required elements as well as additional information.All required elements are included on the poster.All but 1 of the required elements are included on the poster.Several required elements were missing.
Now that you've completed your webquest, you should be able to answer the following:
If you've done your job well, you just may have saved a life.
- List 3 things kids should not to play with?
- What do you do if your clothes catch on fire?
- Can you recite your escape plan from your bedroom?
- At least how many ways out should you have?
We're proud of you!
Credits & References
Millersburg Fire Company - www.millersburgfire.org.