Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

This Scavenger Hunt Worksheet activity & project also includes:

Exactly how environmentally friendly is your school? From the air fresheners in the bathrooms to the cleaning solvents used in the classrooms, young conservationists search the school grounds for sources of air pollution in an engaging scavenger hunt.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement this scavenger hunt activity into an environmental science lesson series on air pollution
  • After finishing the activity, allow students time to share their findings with a partner or small group before having a whole-class discussion
  • With older students, follow up the scavenger by having them write letters to the principal or district administrators pointing out the sources of pollution they found and offering suggestions for possible solutions
Classroom Considerations

  • This activity can be performed inside the classroom or throughout the entire school, but be sure students are clear on the expectations for their behavior
Pros

  • Includes a table with different pollutants, their source, and the negative impact they have on people's health
  • Worksheet provides ample space for recording up to 14 different air pollutants and a description of their locations
Cons

  • None