This fact finding worksheet is made up of 16 statements about the human and physical geography of Japan. Each statement has 1-3 blanks that the children have to fill in through either prior knowledge or researching on the internet or in books.
The final part of the worksheet is a word search which contains many of the answers and other words too. It even has a hidden message that is only revealed when the children have found a certain number of words.
The worksheet serves as a nice introduction to various facts about Japan and requires the children to think about what search terms to use to find the information they need effectively.
I usually have the children work in pairs for this as they can bounce ideas off each other, discuss and divide the questions up between them. You could even provide a certain statement to each student and then have them share their findings at the end for others to record.