Third Grade Learning Goals Unit 6

Evaluating Websites



Learning Goal: I will research the water cycle using a variety of website sources and use Excel to organize information. *Use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. 

Success Criteria:

I can review the websites that are provided below by skimming to look for relevant information to learn about the water cycle. *Hint--it may help to watch the next screencast prior to starting.

I can use Excel to organize the websites by relevance and whether or not they are a good fit for my research.


I can gather information about the water cycle and use multiple sources to ensure I have accurate information.



I can create a list of the websites I used to give credit to my sources.


I can add a text box to give myself credit.

I can preview my print to ensure I am proud of its appearance and that it all fits on one page.

I can review all of the success criteria and ask my tech support team for feedback.

I can print one copy of my water cycle to show that I have met the learning goal.

I can click back to sheet one and print one page of my website evaluation graphic organizer.

I can use one staple to staple my work together prior to turning it in for credit.


The Blue Traveler                 Interactive Sites for Education             Wikipedia

Denver Water                       Discovery Education-Water Cycle        USGC Science for a Changing World

Water                                    Full Cycle

NASA Science                      Aqua Cycle                                           Water Cycle Research Institute













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