Ecosystems and Ecological Succession Scavenger Hunt Activity

This activity is the coolest thing I’ve created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

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The Content Includes:

• Ecosystems
• Ecological succession
• Primary vs. Secondary succession
• Deforestation and how ecosystems recover
• Biotic and Abiotic factors
• Sustainable ecosystems

Here’s how you implement them:

• Print the QR codes and place them around the room
• Place your students into groups
• Let them loose! They move from Location to Location as they complete their tasks. Each Task is assigned by scanning the QR code and there are 5 Tasks per Scavenger Hunt Activity.
• Have them submit their answers directly to your email via a form on my website.

This activity:
• Lets your students utilize their devices
• Cuts down on wasted paper
• Combines learning with assessment
• Is a lot of fun
• Comes in both Word and PDF formats

Each Hunt is different and offers a unique way for your students to explore the topic. From Hunt-to-Hunt, possible tasks your students will face include:
• Video analysis
• Simulations
• Fully automated and marked Quiz
• Finish the story
• Start the story
• Calculations
• News article
• Opinion
• Word scramble
• Short answer
• Web research



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Created: Jan 27, 2017

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

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