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Aloha! What is a "nene"? Who is Pele? Middle schoolers develop their research skills by using the Internet to find answers to a Hawaiian scavenger hunt. Seekers must access various search engines to find the answers to the questions on the included worksheet. A fun way to integrate technology into your classroom. Mahalo and Aloha.
Small groups of geometry explorers set out on a scavenger hunt to find angles around campus (or around your classroom if you want them to stay close). Once learners understand the basics of straight, right, obtuse, and acute angles, explain the task at hand: they will be searching for sticky notes you've left on angles around the school. Using a video camera, they take turns describing each angle they find, identifying it as one of the four categories. There is a handout to help guide groups in this activity, and they proudly present their videos to the class. Increase the challenge by asking them to find angles on their own!
Young scholars go on a salmon scavenger hunt to find out about threats to salmon populations. They gather information about some of the reasons wild salmon have gone from such incredible abundance to relative scarcity, and about some of the things people are doing to help salmon recover. Also, they describe several ways in which human activities impact salmon at various points in their life cycle.
First graders participate in a scavenger hunt. In this living and nonliving resources lesson, 1st graders apply the concepts taught during the school year and garden cycle to search for items and organisms that fit the scavenger hunt clue. Clues and acceptable evidence are provided.
First, teach your class how to read a compass, and then do the scavenger hunt. This is rather a nice little activity to do. It can be done as part of a unit on orienteering or just for the fun of it as a stand-alone instructional activity. The fun activity is putting a series of compass directions in a balloon to make it game-like and seeing how well they can now read a compass and follow where the directions take them. The readings should take them away from and then back to, their original spot. Try this out. It sounds like fun.
Students investigate Florida lighthouses. In this landmarks lesson, students go on an Internet scavenger hunt for facts about Florida lighthouses. Students work in pairs to visit suggested websites and find out answers to printed questions. Students visit the "Lighthouse Postcard" site and write an e-mail to their teacher.
“All the world’s a stage,” exclaims Jaques in As You Like It, but it is the structure of the Globe stage and how that structure influenced Shakespeare’s plays that is the focus of an on-line research project. Class members visit a series of bookmarked sites and gather information to complete a Globe scavenger hunt. Using what they have discovered, they discuss the limitations and opportunities the structure of the Globe Theater afforded Shakespeare.
Fifth graders participate in a science scavenger hunt looking at information about the invention of the telephone. In this science scavenger hunt lesson plan, 5th graders examine primary source documents and images to learn about the invention of the telephone. The lesson plan is written in Spanish.
Participate in a scavenger hunt to find objects beginning with a particular letter sound and take digital photos of them with your scholars. Using software, they find word pictures beginning with particular letters and locate picture stamps that begin with the focus letter. The lesson offers numerous activities including an alphabet book and "eating our way through the alphabet," making a food list relating to each letter.
Students investigate the impact of historical events. In this historical scavenger hunt instructional activity, students examine photographs of a local monument that zoom in on details. Students record their impressions regarding the photos. Students take a field trip to the monument area and race to find the item photographed. Once there, students record video snippets that reveal their initial impressions regarding the item. Student then investigate the community significance of the photographs.
Eighth graders identify the basic elements of an ecosystem and their individual roles. In this life science lesson plan, 8th graders conduct a scavenger hunt in their local ecosystem. They collect evidence and explain how each component is interconnected with each other.
Students investigate the nutritional value of foods. In this scavenger hunt lesson plan, students compare various foods using food labels to determine their calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and protein. There is a link to the PowerPoint referred to in the lesson plan along with the worksheet that may need to be located on the website.