We all have experience with money
-- mostly spending it. There is much more to learn about money than
where to shop. In this WebQuest, you will learn how money is minted,
how to SAVE it, how to make change, and even how to invest it wisely.
You will even have a chance to run a small business and see how much
money you can make!
- You will read the story of
coins, bills, interest, and checking accounts at Kidsbank.com, and
take at least two of the on-line quizes.
- You will play the Making
Change game until you accumulate $6.00 in your piggy bank.
- You will finish by playing
Lemonade Stand and completing the Game Log that goes with
WARNING: READ ALL DIRECTIONS
FOR EACH SITE BEFORE YOU BEGIN!
- Click on Kidsbank.com, then
click on "non-java version". Click on each "Start with Penny" to
begin her story, then move on the "Dollar Bill", "Interest Ray",
and "Checks". Read each story carefully.
- Click on the Game Room, enter
your name, and take and least two of the on-line quizzes. You can
take more if you wish.
- Explore anything else on this
web site that you would like to see.
- Click on the link for Change
Maker (the cash register game).
- Read the directions carefully,
and choose easy, medium, hard, or super brain.
- Solve problems and watch your
piggy-bank grow! You should not quit your game until you have
accumulated at least $6.00 in your piggy bank. Can you get
- Print the Game
Log sheet before going
- Click on the link for Lemonade
- Click on Start the Game, and
type in your initials in the box that says "register".
- As you play, remember to keep
up with the Game Log.
- Play one game (25 days),
finish your Game Log.
- If there is time, you may play
Student's work will be evaluated
based on the following:
- Two on-line quizzes from
- Observations of children
playing Change Maker (teacher looks for students who may be
struggling and provides individual instruction)
- Game Logs for Lemonade
After completing this WebQuest,
students should understand the role that banks play in saving money.
They should be able to make change for money amounts under $1.00, and
they should be able to explain the strategies that they used in the
Lemonade State game.
Stand Game Log
-- view and print before
beginning the game.
-- list of resources that you can actually hold in your hand (the
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