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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.
Students write a headline that captures the most important aspects of the People's Design Award. In this design lesson plan, students are introduced to The People's Design Award and collaborate to create a headline for a newspaper article. Students then explore the website in a scavenger hunt and create their own scavenger hunt.
Middle schoolers 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.
High schoolers, in pairs, go on a literary scavenger hunt using the Internet to find information.
Students explore the attributes of plate tectonics. In this plate tectonics instructional activity, students use computers to access a plate tectonics scavenger hunt file and complete the required activities using their textbooks.
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!
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.
Students 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.
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.
Students use the Internet to complete a scavenger hunt of a hero of their choice. The questions given to them are provided by the teacher.
Students explore area around schoolyard by participating in scavenger hunt, examine things that live there, such as noxious weeds, develop observation skills by using five senses, and find and identify ten to fifteen local, natural objects.
Fifth graders participate in a science scavenger hunt looking at information about the invention of the telephone. In this science scavenger hunt lesson, 5th graders examine primary source documents and images to learn about the invention of the telephone. The lesson is written in Spanish.
Students examine the role played by sharks in the marine food chain. They conduct a scavenger hunt collecting items that have actually been removed from the stomachs of sharks, and create a display that includes the items and newspaper articles about sharks.
Students explore the TI Nspire with a scavenger hunt. In this introductory lesson, students investigate the basic calculator functions including how to input negatives, fractions, absolute values, exponents, and square roots. They also discover more challenging functions of the TI Nspire such as inserting notes, lists, and graph pages.
Students use the Internet to find information about a given art style or time period. They work cooperatively to produce a scavenger hunt with information that pertains to a given artistic style or time period.
High schoolers explore human rights issues. In this human rights lesson plan, students use the Carter Center Human Rights Defenders website to complete a scavenger hunt that allows them to investigate the work of those fighting for human rights around the world.
Students complete activities to learn how to use Google Earth and study Alaska. In this Google Earth activity, students complete a Google Earth scavenger hunt to find facts about Alaska. Students complete two worksheets for the topic.
Learners explore the nature around their school. In earth science lesson, students go on a scavenger hunt around their school as an introduction to the nature around them. Learners work cooperatively to find all the items on a list the teacher makes for them. A discussion takes place after the hunt.
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 lesson. 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.
First graders participate in a story idea scavenger hunt. They take a walk around the school, write down what they see that they could write about, add their writing ideas to a class idea jar, and select an idea out of the jar to write a story about.