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Salmon Scavenger Hunt
Students 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.
Plate Tectonics Scavenger Hunt
Navigate through a multimedia site to identify key information on plate tectonics, scavenger hunt style. Learners research to identify the different layers of the earth and better understand plate tectonics.
New! Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt
Going on a scavenger hunt sounds like a great way to spice up any lesson plan. To better understand how beneficial insects are, the class goes outdoors to search for and observe a bug that has big benefits. Included in the lesson are images, a field observation sheet, a research sheet, and information on several key insects.
Hawaiian Scavenger Hunt
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.
Angle Scavenger Hunt
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!
All the Globe’s a Stage: Shakespeare’s Theatre
“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.
Lighthouse Scavenger Hunt
Students investigate Florida lighthouses. In this landmarks instructional activity, 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.
Students summarize the "Tri-County Project" section of the nebraskastudies.org web site using a scavenger hunt.
High schoolers write a headline that captures the most important aspects of the People's Design Award. In this design instructional activity, students are introduced to The People's Design Award and collaborate to create a headline for a newspaper article. High schoolers then explore the website in a scavenger hunt and create their own scavenger hunt.
Literary Scavenger Hunt
Students research literature in a new way by searching the Web in a scavenger hunt for information about books and authors. After the hunt, they publish their answers in an interactive slide show for presentation to the class.
Literary Scavenger Hunt
Students, in pairs, go on a literary scavenger hunt using the Internet to find information.
Plate Tectonics - Electronic Scavenger Hunt
Students explore the attributes of plate tectonics. In this plate tectonics lesson, students use computers to access a plate tectonics scavenger hunt file and complete the required activities using their textbooks.
Ecosystems Scavenger Hunt
Eighth graders identify the basic elements of an ecosystem and their individual roles. In this life science lesson, 8th graders conduct a scavenger hunt in their local ecosystem. They collect evidence and explain how each component is interconnected with each other.
Food Label Scavenger Hunt Lesson: Worksheet with Twenty-one Food Lab
Students investigate the nutritional value of foods. In this scavenger hunt lesson, 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 along with the worksheet that may need to be located on the website.
Students and their families participate in nature walk to locate, observe, and identify scavenger hunt items as well as other items of interest, compare and discuss finds with each other, and identify items found that do not belong in nature.
At the Site: A Scavenger Hunt
Young scholars conduct field research on a historical site. They develop a scavenger hunt list, participate in a field trip to the historical site, and complete the scavenger hunt.
Data Scavenger Hunt
Eighth graders discuss how data is collected and participate in data collection through a survey. They complete a scavenger hunt on the Internet to gain understanding of the data measures mean, median, mode, and range.
Milton Hershey Scavenger Hunt
Students participate in a scavenger hunt. In this Milton Hershey lesson, students prepare for a trip to the Hershey Museum in Pennsylvania by completing a scavenger hunt. Students draw conclusions on their findings.
My Hero Scavenger Hunt
Learners use the Internet to complete a scavenger hunt of a hero of their choice. The questions given to them are provided by the teacher.
African American History Scavenger Hunt
Young scholars study African Americans. In this American history lesson, students play a scavenger hunt game reading and figuring out who each person the clues are describing, research an African American individual who contributed greatly to American society, and write a persusive letter showing how the person has had a lasting impact on American society.