2 New Ideas

1) Most of the heroes in Greek mythology were males, such as Perseus, Hercules, and Odysseus
2) Greek mythology still influences us today; for example, a huge heroic task is said to be Herculean.

1 Navigational Strategy

The site included an index, which had a bunch of names or Greek gods and heroes that you could click on to learn more about.

1 Reliable Source

The site is reliable because it was created by a single author, who you can contact via email. Also the site gets updated regularly. The site also has a publisher, who you can contact as well. Finally, the site provides the sources that the information was taken from.

1 Informational Feature

The site had animated stories of the myths and pictures of the gods that students can click on to find out more information

Lesson Idea

Exploring Volcanoes

Internet Researcher: Date:

This Internet Workshop will introduce you to volcanoes. In our story, Vacation Under the Volcano, volcanoes play a major role in the events that take place. This workshop will provide you with some background information on volcanoes, and will help you to make more meaningful connections to the story.

1) Go to the bookmark I have set for Volcano Explorer
(http://kids.discovery.com/games/pompeii/pompeii.html). Read through the different sections
of the overview. Then, describe the different types of volcanoes.

2) Go to the Virtual Volcano section and click on ‘Build your own volcano.” Read about viscosity and gas levels; then, alter them to create your own volcano. In the box draw a picture of the volcano you built. Next to the picture, write the type of volcano it is and the type of eruption it made. Also indicate the levels of gas and viscosity you used. What connections can you make about the gas and viscosity levels you used and the eruption it made?

[[image:file:C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5CAliyah%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5Cmsohtml1%5C01%5Cclip_image001.gif width="218" height="110"]]Type of volcano:
Type of eruption:
Gas Level:
Viscosity Level:

3) Go to the bookmark for Volcano! Mountain of Fire (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0312). Read about the four different types of eruptions. What type of eruption do you think happened in Vacation Under the Volcano and why?

4) Go to the end of the presentation and take the Red Hot Volcano Quiz. Write down at least two new things you learned from the quiz.

8 points- you recorded the important information on volcanoes.
2 points- you shared the information with the class, so that we could all learn about volcanoes.
__ 10 points total