Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

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Take a virtual trip around the world with an Internet scavenger hunt! Learners use Google Earth to find the famous landmarks at eight sets of coordinates. Once they finish, they can check their answers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids complete the activity in a computer lab on a substitute teacher day
  • Pair with your unit on longitude and latitude
  • See if learners can find the coordinates for their houses, your school, or additional places that are important to them
  • Use as a homework activity for kids to complete with their parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computers that are able to handle the graphics of Google Earth
  • Consider discussing the importance of Internet safety and security before teaching kids how to use Google Earth
  • Answers are at the bottom of page
Pros

  • Easy to complete and grade
  • A helpful way to introduce kids to Google Earth
  • Great for a STEM lesson or extension activity
Cons

  • None