Internet Evaluation Exercise

Explore the following web sites by clicking on the web links. Answer the questions about the web sites below (writing the answers on your worksheet).

NOTE: You can click on the links to open the web sites. The web sites will open in a different browser window.


Search 1: Searching for the "Elusive" Guinea Worm
  1. CDC - Guinea Worm - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     Jan 20, 2011  - Education and information about Dracunculiasis, also known as Guinea Worm Disease, including frequently asked   questions, information about the Guinea Worm...
    www.cdc.gov/parasites/guineaworm


  2. Save the Guinea Worm Foundation
    Feb 20, 2011 - The rare Guinea Worm faces extinction. Yet despite growing public support for environmentalism and preservation of endangered species, few people will...
    http://www.deadlysins.com/guineaworm/index.htm


  3. Dracunculiasis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Signs and symptoms - Cause - Life cycle - Prevention Dracunculiasis, also called Guinea worm disease (GWD), is a parasitic infection caused by Dracunculus medinensis, a long and very thin nematode (roundworm). The...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_Worm

  4. The Adventures of Herman the Worm - University of Illinois...
    My History | My Family Tree | My Anatomy | Come Live With Me | Worm Deli Can't Live
    Without Me | Worm Facts | My Fun Place | Worm Links | Credits
    urbanext.illinois.edu/worms
Please answer the following questions on your worksheet:
  1. Which of the above sites would be the best choice if you were looking for articles for statistics about Guinea Worm infestation?
    1. CDC - Guinea Worm - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    2. Save the Guinea Worm Foundation 
    3. Dracunculiasis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    4. The Adventures of Herman the Worm - University of Illinois

     

  2. Which of the above sites is a hoax web site?
    1. CDC - Guinea Worm - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    2. Save the Guinea Worm Foundation 
    3. Dracunculiasis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    4. The Adventures of Herman the Worm - University of Illinois

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Use your answer to Question 1 above to complete the following questions (please write the answers on your worksheet):

  1. When was the page last updated?

  2. How detailed is the web site's information:
    1. Very detailed
    2. Detailed
    3. Very little detail on the website

  3. Is there contact information (street address, email address, and/or phone number) posted on the web site?
    1. Yes
    2. No

Search 2: Starving Artists?
NOTE: All of the following web sites appear to be valid. (HINT: They are not all reliable and one is a hoax) ... Be sure to double-check the validity by seeing if there are other sources that mention the artist.

  1. Jacopo di Poggibonsi - University of Michigan

  2. Exploring Leonardo - Museum of Science

  3. The Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum

  4. Pablo Picasso "First Steps"

  1. Which of the above sites is meant as "a resource for teachers and students?"
    1. Jacopo di Poggibonsi - University of Michigan
    2. Exploring Leonardo - Museum of Science
    3. The Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum
    4. Pablo Picasso "First Steps"


  2. Which of the above sites is a hoax web site?
    1. Jacopo di Poggibonsi - University of Michigan
    2. Exploring Leonardo - Museum of Science
    3. The Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum
    4. Pablo Picasso "First Steps"


  3. Which of the above sites contains a timeline biography of the artist (who was born in 1886)?
    1. Jacopo di Poggibonsi - University of Michigan
    2. Exploring Leonardo - Museum of Science
    3. The Virtual Diego Rivera Web Museum
    4. Pablo Picasso "First Steps"

Click here to check your answers

Use your answer to Question 3 above to complete the following questions (please write the answers on your worksheet):

  1. When was the page last updated?
  2. How detailed in the web site's information:
    1. Very detailed
    2. Detailed
    3. Very little detail on the website
  3. Is there contact information (street address, email address, and/or phone number) posted on the web site?
    1. Yes
    2. No