A Web Quest for
Okay NASCAR fans!!!
Get ready to start your engines. Today, you will become part of a
racing team and learn about a specific famous race track. As a team
you will use math, language arts and technology to complete your research.
In the end, we'll celebrate what you have learned! So tighten your
seat belts and get ready for the ride of your life!
By the time you finish
this ride of your life, you will know more about how different team members
of a racing team work together to make everything come together. When you
have finished collecting the data on each specific race track and performing
your required analysis on it, then each group will come together to discuss
with all the other groups what they have learned about their respective
track. This will be a NASCAR celebration at which you will put everything
you have together to try to convince the other groups that your track is
the best track in the entire Nascar series. Each group will have
3 members with each member performing a different task on the required
track. Each group will choose a different track. One member
will research the statistical aspects of each track. One member will
research the history of the track and what has occurred there in the past.
The final group member will create a brochure, that advertises the track
and what kinds of attractions surround the track and why someone would
want to visit this track. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!!!!!
To begin each teams
quest, each member will be assigned a part in researching a championship
race track. Then you will all take part in convincing the rest of the class
that your track is number one! Good luck!
you'll be assigned to a team of 3 students, each group will choose a track
to research (make sure there is not another group doing your track already).
2. Then, in your
groups you will decide on who will do each part of the task. (one person
does the statistical research, one does the history, and one makes a brochure).
3. After you have
chosen your part, look below and click on the image that will take you
to instructions about your job.
4. Then after you
have completed your task, get back with your group and talk about what
you found out. Work together to create a presentation about your track
and why it is the best track in Nascar!
5.Be creative and
History of the Track
There will be a common
grade for the entire group, so make sure you do your part!
Did not work
well with other group members. Lack of respect within group.
well with other group members. One or two people did all the work.
with other group members. Completed the majority of the task.
well with other group members. Everyone played equal part in completing
Some of the
brochure is complete, but there is not enough information in it.
There are many mistakes.
Most of the
brochure is complete, but there are a few mistakes.
is complete with all the necessary information. There are no mistakes.
are presented in graphs.
are presented, but not clear.
are presented, but several are not clear.
are presented clearly in graphs.
is not typed. It does not include necessary information.
is typed, but has many mistakes. Most of the necessary information
is left out.
is typed with few mistakes. Most of the necessary information is
is typed well with no mistakes. All the necessary information is
included in the paper.
and Finished Product
not complete. The group does not present.
is done, but there are "holes". The presentation is not in-depth
and not done well by any of the group members.
is done with minor mistakes. The presentation is done well by only
1 or 2 group members.
is done with no mistakes. The presentation is clear and done well.
Hopefully now you
have learned a great deal about racing. You have also been able to
see the different aspects of a particular race track and what kinds of
things make a racetrack different from the other racetracks. Do you
see how you may be able to use web resources to learn about anything that
interests you in the future? Hopefully you have enjoyed working together
as a group and now have a few tools to use on future projects that you
didn't have before doing this web quest. Congratulations, you are
a true champion. The checkered flag is yours.
This is a great site for sounds of all kinds, some of which are
included on this site.
This is a great website for any and all NASCAR information you need.
This site contains track information, statistics, drivers' names, pictures,
This is a great search engine that students can use to search for
The website containing your latest NASCAR news.
This is a good site for finding the history of the race tracks.
This is a great site to get the latest race results for each track.
Another great site for the information on tracks and the latest
We also give special thanks to Dr. Spagnolo of Appalachian State
Last updated on August
15, 1999. Based on a template
from The Web Quest