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Scavenger Hunt

An outdoor scavenger hunt helps learners consider the theme of "What Is Life?" Learners explore what living organisms are, including how organisms meet basic needs of food, shelter and water to survive, how organisms follow the life cycle of birth, growth and death, and how organisms differ from nonliving structures. The scavenger hunt can be conducted in a schoolyard or park. When the hunt is over, learners discuss their findings, particularly what was difficult or easy to find and why. This activity can be found on pages 14-15 of the activity guide.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Field Trip

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Worksheet – Living or Non–Living?
  • Worksheet – Scavenger Hunt
  • Clipboards
  • pencils
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • roll of masking tape
  • wristwatch or stop watch

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Biodiversity
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, TERC, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • NASA, NAS5-26555
  • National Science Foundation, NSF 9730728

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