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What is a Scavenger Hunt?

The purpose of a scavenger hunt is to have students collect information on a particular topic, to teach students to use search engines properly, and to introduce students to the vast array of resources that are available on the web.  Students will already be familiar with the Internet and have accomplished several Guided Tour Activities.  Scavenger Hunts require students to use a search engine appropriately.  Formulate key words for their search.  Find the information and answer the question posed by the teacher.  They use less structure and allow students to hunt for information on the web.

Scavenger Hunts are the next step in learning how to use the Internet.  Students are not "surfing" for information, they are searching for information with a purpose and plan.  This activity is also referred to as a Treasure Hunt.

For more information on Scavenger Hunts and to look at some samples 

This page was updated on:  04/10/02