Start your webquest

  An Introduction
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.

The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University, who identifies a 'real WebQuest' as:
  • being wrapped around a doable and interesting task that is ideally a scaled down version of things that adults do as citizens or workers.
  • requiring higher level thinking, not simply summarizing. This includes synthesis, analysis, problem-solving, creativity and judgment.
  • making good use of the web.
Pupils are set a stimulating task task designed to focus on each APP Assessment Focus, and then given a series of websites to visit that provide the necessary information to complete the task. Objectives are levelled, and success criteria are explicit. Additional paper resources are provided to assist in guiding the pupil through the task and producing the required report, presentaion etc. The level ladder is then used to assess attainment and provide evidence of progress within the AF.

NOTE: If you have purchased a copy of 'APP in Science: The Level Assessed Task Approach' and need a password to access the WebQuests then email us at: password AT
(not forgetting to replace the AT with an @ .)

How we use them
Our level-assessed APP WebQuests can be accessed here through the WebQuests button at
We have successfully used the WebQuests both as homeworks and as whole-class activities within computer rooms. As each APP WebQuest has an explicit and well defined process.