What is Discovery Quest?
Discovery Quest is an oral speaking activity that allows students to learn publicspeaking skills and independent research skills. Students goon a “quest” to “discover” a topic of interest and share it with the class. Byparticipating in Discovery Quest, children gain confidence as apublic speaker, learn some research skills, and find out how fun it can be to goon a quest for knowledge. Members of the audience will havethe opportunity to develop good listening skills and learn to formulateappropriate questions about the presentation. Both the speaker and theaudience will be assessed.How do I prepare for my Discovery Quest presentation?
Step #1 Choose a topic of interest, get it approved by your teacher, and go ona "quest" to "discover" something new.
Step #2 Use books, magazines, reference books, family member interviews,newspapers, or the Internet to learn about the topic.
Step #3 Prepare a power point presentation, or other visual, and report theirfindings to the class.
Step #4 Practice your presentation, including a good opening and closing. Youmay want to use notecards to help you remember your speech content. DONOT read your information, but TELL us what you have learned. Be sure yourpresentation is between 2 to 5 minutes in length.
Step #5 Have fun!Good Luck on Your Quest!