Learning About Saskatchewan Webquesst - K
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.
a.) " January Mean Daily Minimum Temperature”
Coldest place in Saskatchewan is Stony Rapids and Fond-du-lac with
temperatures of -34 to 30 degrees.
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
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Task #2 Saskatchewan Ecozones Questions
1.) After reading the information about the Prairies, how would you describe the Prairies to
Jack and Emma? (Application question)
Agriculture covers most of the land
2.) Where are the Prairies located in Saskatchewan? (Knowledge Question)
3.) List three plants and animals that live in the Prairies: (Knowledge Question)
spear grass, wheat, blue grama grass, etc
Large herbivores include whitetail deer, etc
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?
Oil and Gas
5.) Name 3 communities that are in the Prairies: (Knowledge Question)
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Boreal Plains Questions
1.) List three communities that can be found in the Boreal Plains. (Knowledge Question)
2.) How would Jack and Emma react when they see the Boreal Plains? ( Synthesis
May be shocked, many trees
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)
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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Boreal Shield Questions
1.) What kind of employment or activities could Jack and Emma do while living in the
Boreal Shield? (Synthesis Question)
2.) What kind of animals would you see in the Boreal Shield and not in the Boreal Plains?
3.) How would you describe the Boreal Shield to Jack and Emma: (Synthesis Question)
Lots of trees
4.) List 3 communities that are located in the Boreal Shield? (Knowledge Question)
5.) If Jack and Emma decided to move to the Boreal Shield, what kind of clothing would to
tell them to pack? (Application Question)
Warm clothing ( snow pants, jacket and mitts)
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Taiga Shield Questions
1.) What are some similarities between the Taiga Shield and the Boreal shield? ( Analysis
Caribou, moose, lynx
2.) List three communities that are located in the Taiga Shield. ( Knowledge Question)
3.) What kind of employment could Jack and Emma find in the Taiga Shield? (Application
i.) Hydroelectric development
k.) Fur trade
4.) How would you describe the Taiga Shield, only using one word? (Application
5.) Name three animals that live in this area. Why do they live in this area of Saskatchewan?
n.) Grey wolf
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
3.) Find/List 3 communities with a
population of 5000 – 49 999.
Label with a red square.
Prince Albert, Melfort and
4.) Find which communities is the
provincial capital. Label with a
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
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Hmm... Where is Saskatchewan?
Label the continents and the oceans. Listen to the “Continents Rap,” on the Webquest for the
South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Africa
Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Arctic
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Letter Writing Rubric
Did the student include their address and date
in the heading?
Did the student introduce themselves in the
body (give their name, interests, etc)?
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)?
Did the student sign their name on the letter
Are there any spelling errors?
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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
2.) What are the ways you find working with other useful? Not useful?
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