WebHunt Lesson Plan

Subject - Computers / Internet

Grade Level -4


The Students will be able to:

1. Find the subject they are looking for on the computer within a 5-minute time period.

2. Copy and paste from the Internet into a word document.


Access to the Internet, Web Hunt list (located at the bottom of this page), and computer paper to print off project.

**You will want the parents to sign a permission slip to allow their child to “surf” on the Internet. If the students have basic computer knowledge it would be helpful, but it is not necessary.


Ask the students the question, "How many of you have ever been on a scavenger hunt?" Discuss for 5 minutes.


1. Have the students open a word program on the computer and open the Internet to a search engine.

2. Tell them to put their name, date, and number from one to twenty in the word program.

3. Explain how to cut and paste. Highlight the material you want from the Internet, hold down the CTRL key and then press the letter "c" at the same time. Go to your word document and hold down the CTRL key and press the letter "v" at the same time this will put the information from the Internet into a word document.

4. Explain how the hunt will be done - Everyone will be given a list of items to find on the Internet using whichever search engine you prefer (if the class is not familiar with computers you might want to limit it to one search engine). You will need find a website that tells about the item and copy and paste the web address (located in the address bar) into your word document.

5. On the web hunt write the information it asks for (show an example from the list and explain).

6. Each student will have 20 minutes to find as many items on the list as they can.

7. Pass out the web hunt list and tell the students to begin.

8. Walk around the room and monitor the student’s progress helping the students if they need it.

9. Have the students print off their web site address in their word document.


Collect the web hunt list and allow the students to tell to the class one thing they found to be the most interesting.

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