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Learning About Saskatchewan Webquesst - K
Name:
Date:
*Master*
Learning about Saskatchewan Webquest
Welcome to the Learning about Saskatchewan Webquest Information Sheet. This sheet will be
your guide. You will need this sheet to record information.
Climate
1.)
Task #1
a.) " January Mean Daily Minimum Temperature”
Coldest place in Saskatchewan is Stony Rapids and Fond-du-lac with
temperatures of -34 to 30 degrees.
2.)
Task #2
a.) " July Mean Daily Minimum Temperatures."
Warmest place in Saskatchewan is La Ronge, Saskatoon, Regina, Yorkton,
Estevan with temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees
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Ecosystems and Vegetation
What is an Ecosystem?
“An ecosystem is a system in nature containing living (biotic) and their nonliving environment
(abiotic). An ecosystem includes the interaction of biotic and abiotic in a defined area.” (para. 1)
What is Vegetation?
All the plant life in an area of the province.
Task #1: Labelling Ecozones of Saskatchewan
a.) Using the Saskatchewan Map below, label the ecozones that are in this province. There
are a total of four ecozones which are Prairies, Boreal Plains, Boreal Shield, and Taiga
Shield.
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Task #2 Saskatchewan Ecozones Questions
a.)
Prairie Questions:
1.) After reading the information about the Prairies, how would you describe the Prairies to
Jack and Emma? (Application question)
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Flat
Southern Saskatchewan
Dry
Agriculture covers most of the land
2.) Where are the Prairies located in Saskatchewan? (Knowledge Question)
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Southern Saskatchewan
3.) List three plants and animals that live in the Prairies: (Knowledge Question)
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Plants:
spear grass, wheat, blue grama grass, etc
Animals:
Large herbivores include whitetail deer, etc
Birds
ferruginous hawk, red-tailed hawk, Swainson’s hawk, burrowing owl, etc.
4.) What kind of employment and activities would Jack and Emma find in the Prairies?
(Synthesis Question)
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Farming
Mining
Oil and Gas
Tourism
5.) Name 3 communities that are in the Prairies: (Knowledge Question)
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Regina
Swift Current
Maple Creek
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b.)
Boreal Plains Questions
1.) List three communities that can be found in the Boreal Plains. (Knowledge Question)
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Prince Albert
Hudson Bay
Meadow Lake
2.) How would Jack and Emma react when they see the Boreal Plains? ( Synthesis
Question)
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May be shocked, many trees
Different animals
3.) If Jack and Emma lived in the Boreal Plains what would they: ( Synthesis Question)
a.) see - many plants, white spruce and black spruce, various animals, wolf and lynx,
wetlands and rivers.
b.) hear- the songs of birds, great horned-owl and boreal owl, and rain fall.
c.) smell- natural resources, oil and gas,
4.) What kind of employment can be found in the Boreal Plains? (Knowledge Question)
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Fur trading
Logging
Oil and gas resources, so oil fields etc.
5.) What do you think it would be like to live in the Boreal Plains? ( Application Question)
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c.)
Boreal Shield Questions
1.) What kind of employment or activities could Jack and Emma do while living in the
Boreal Shield? (Synthesis Question)
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Fur trade
Mining
Hydroelectric plants
Logging
Tree planting
Fire fighter
2.) What kind of animals would you see in the Boreal Shield and not in the Boreal Plains?
(Analysis Question)
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Caribou
Moose
Bobcat
3.) How would you describe the Boreal Shield to Jack and Emma: (Synthesis Question)
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Lots of trees
Cold winters
Mountain range
4.) List 3 communities that are located in the Boreal Shield? (Knowledge Question)
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La Ronge
La Loche
Pelican Narrows
5.) If Jack and Emma decided to move to the Boreal Shield, what kind of clothing would to
tell them to pack? (Application Question)
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Warm clothing ( snow pants, jacket and mitts)
Wool socks
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d.)
Taiga Shield Questions
1.) What are some similarities between the Taiga Shield and the Boreal shield? ( Analysis
Question)
e.)
f.)
g.)
h.)
Cold temperatures
Bedrock
White spruce
Caribou, moose, lynx
2.) List three communities that are located in the Taiga Shield. ( Knowledge Question)
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Uranium City
Fond-du-Lac
Stony Rapids
3.) What kind of employment could Jack and Emma find in the Taiga Shield? (Application
Question)
i.) Hydroelectric development
j.) Mining
k.) Fur trade
l.) Hunting
m.) fishing
4.) How would you describe the Taiga Shield, only using one word? (Application
Knowledge)
5.) Name three animals that live in this area. Why do they live in this area of Saskatchewan?
(Knowledge Question)
n.) Grey wolf
o.) Wolverine
p.) Snowshoe hare
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Task #3 Population Distribution
Use the Saskatchewan Communities map below to label population distribution.
1.) Find/List 3 communities with a
population of less than a 1000.
Label them with a blue triangle.
Uranium City, Fond-duLac and Stony Rapids
2.) Find/List 3 communities with a
population of 1000 – 4999. Label
them with a green circle.
Hudson Bay, Maple Creek and
Eastend
3.) Find/List 3 communities with a
population of 5000 – 49 999.
Label with a red square.
Prince Albert, Melfort and
Humboldt
4.) Find which communities is the
provincial capital. Label with a
yellow star.
Regina
5.) Which part of the province is the
most populated? Circle the area
with a purple pencil crayon.
Why do you think some parts of Saskatchewan are very populated while other regions are not
very populated?
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Hmm... Where is Saskatchewan?
Label the continents and the oceans. Listen to the “Continents Rap,” on the Webquest for the
answers.
Answers*
South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Africa
Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Arctic
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Letter Writing Rubric
Student Name
Mark:
/1
Heading
Did the student include their address and date
in the heading?
Mark:
/1
Yes/No
Body
Did the student introduce themselves in the
body (give their name, interests, etc)?
Yes/No
Did the student explain the various features of Saskatchewan
Where Saskatchewan is located?
The climate of Saskatchewan?
The ecozones (prairies, boreal plains, boreal
shield, taiga shield)?
The vegetation?
Mark:
/5
Yes/No
Yes/No
Yes/No
Yes/No
Closing
Did the student sign their name on the letter
Yes/ No
using pen?
Mark:
/1
Grammar
Yes/No
Are there any spelling errors?
Errors:
Mark:
Total Marks:
/2
/10
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Reflective Writing
1.) What steps did you go through in completing this assignment? Did this process work and
lead to successful completion or were there problems? What would you change next
time?
2.) What are the ways you find working with other useful? Not useful?
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