Welcome to the Estuary WebQuest!
This webquest is designed to introduce students in upper elementary school to the system of
an estuary. Through the explorations in this website, students should be able to describe the structures of an estuary and
their functions. They should also be able to identify the inputs and outputs for this system. Finally,
they will look at human changes to the estuary system.
The activities on this webquest can be done as a group using a digital projector attached to a teacher computer,
individually, or in small groups. In the links section, you will find the webquest lesson plans which include suggested vocabulary,
pacing, assessments, and background information.
On this page, I've also included other references, hands-on activities, and information on the standards covered in Washington
If you are using the FOSS science kits, these activities would fit in well with the Environments unit.
5th grade teacher, Tacoma, WA