team is made up of fifth graders. We had a great time making the
website and hope that you got lots of good information from it.
Hi! My name is Penny. I'm an 11 year old girl. My
favorite things are to play the flute, watch TV, play on the
computer, and have fun with my friends. My favorite things to
do outside are basketball, softball, swimming, and riding my
bike. I like the color purple and pizza with NO cheese.
Winter is my favorite season 'cause every thing is all white and
Of all the animals we studied, I like the bear
the best. I really enjoyed making this site and hope you like
name is Jennie. I am an 11 year old girl. Some of my
hobbies outside of ThinkQuest are playing the clarinet, watching TV,
playing on the computer, and hanging with my friends. My
favorite colors are blue and purple. Some sports I enjoy are
soccer, basketball, softball, and I like to watch
football. Some of my favorite foods are pizza, seafood,
Chicken Alfredo, asparagus, and homemade chili.
I really enjoyed making this site and hope you got the
information you were looking for.
I'm Brianna, an 11 year old student in the 5th grade. Some of
my hobbies include reading, watching TV, playing soccer, and
horses. My favorite foods are pizza and spaghetti. My
favorite color is blue. I like math! I won a perfect
attendance award in 4th grade.
I liked doing research on hibernation and I hope
you like the web site.
Kenny. I like lobster! I like tennis, baseball, and
basketball. I've gone to the U.S. Open every year since
1997. I liked the '99 U.S. Open the best because most of the
players I liked were there.
I enjoyed making our web site and I hope you like
it just as much as I do.
Hi, My name is Jennifer Tea. My favorite color is purple and I
even like grape candy. Tootsie Rolls are pretty good,
too. I have a dog named Togie or Tiger. I like
gymnastics and soccer.
Don't you hate chalkboard scratching
sounds? I do, too. My least favorite food is
leftovers. I don't like spiders!
FYI [for your information], some of my friends
are Jenny, Penny, Kenny, and Brianna, the other kids on the
Meeting the Challenge.....
without going crazy
is a neat contest to enter. Our coach has had teams enter before
so we knew some of the things that ThinkQuest might be looking for in a
good site. Our goal was to make a terrific site that would help
kids doing school reports. We followed this plan:
ideas for sites. We wanted to do the Dewey Decimal
System and found out that a really good site about that was already
in the ThinkQuest library. Then we brainstormed again and
decided hibernation would be interesting. We found out that
there weren't any sites just for kids on this. |
look of the site. We used FrontPage and it had
themes. This is what makes our pages look alike. We
decided how the pages would be set up with tables and what kind of
lines and bullets we wanted to use.|
subject in an encyclopedia. This told us different
animals that hibernate for a place to start.|
were assigned topics. We were able to divide all
the animals so that no one was doing 'all' the work. This had
to be fixed a few times because we found out that some of our
animals were the same ones and we didn't want to do the same work
information on the Internet and in books. This is
when we found out that hibernation information wouldn't be in once
place, but hundreds of places. It made us happier than ever
that we chose this kind of site because it would really help school
kids with hibernation. It took a lot of time to get it all
together, though. We found more animals while we were looking
up others. We thought it would never get done.|
permission for and making graphics. We checked all
over the Internet for pictures of the animals that hibernate.
Our coach said book copyright laws would make it hard to get
permission to use pictures from books. We emailed tons of
people that didn't bother to answer, and some who not only gave us
permission, but told us stuff about the animals, too. We
decided on the main bear graphic and found out that the owner lived
in Japan and we couldn't read the site with its Japanese characters
so that we could email him. Our coach had a good idea and we
finally reached him by going through his Internet service
provider. It took a long time but it was worth it. Then
we took that graphic and one of our team members used another
program [Swish] to make the sleepy zzzzzs. We love the
written and typed. It was neat to be able to copy and
paste the reports into the website.|
edited. We found this really boring, but we did
find mistakes. Two people edited each page.|
links were found. The coach thought we should have
places for kids to go if they needed more information. We
thought they should have places to go to have some fun. We
the site. Our coach put the site up on a big screen
so that we could see it up close and LARGE. We picked it apart
and wrote down stuff that was not looking so good or we had
forgotten [even though we edited]. We couldn't believe we were
STILL finding mistakes.|
were lucky because our coach had done this before with WS-FTP.
She said it can get tricky. She said that when she was just
learning, she uploaded a site to ThinkQuest, made a mistake, and
wiped out all of the graphics on the site. The team had to go
out and find them all over again. This was scary. |
We found things that didn't look quite the same when it
was really working on the Internet. Some of our parents
offered to read through the site for errors. That helps, too.|
This is a the last step. When ThinkQuest closes the site, you
can't go in and fix anything that's wrong. Scary. It's
ready to be judged.|
It was fun to work on this site, but there were
problems while we made it. We picked a good meeting day for the
whole team. Then Drama Club began and half of the team wanted to
join that. We all still wanted to work on the site,
though. The team changed then and became a roving
team. Two members came after school once a week for Club
Web. The other three members came during study hall, whenever they
were needed to write or edit articles or help on the site in other ways.
Even though we worked really hard and found out that
websites are not so easy to make, we had a good time doing it. We
liked having a "Win-Or-Lose-Junk Party",
too. Ours was GREAT!