Miss K's Geometry Scavenger Hunt

 

Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion

 

Introduction:

Have you ever wondered how much information about Geometry can be found on the Internet? This scavenger hunt will send you on an Internet adventure to find a wide variety of geometry topics and information. Are you up for the challenge? Well what are you waiting for? Lets get started....

 

The Task:

Over the next few days, you will use various search engines to find enough items on the Scavenger Hunt Items list to earn the grade that you desire. This project will count as 2 test grades, so strive for that Awesome "A". Once you locate the website with the item, you may be asked to give the URL (ex: http://www.math.com) of the site, use the information to answer some questions or simply print something from the site. You must submit the Scavenger Hunt Item Survey to me by the project deadline. In addition to improving your Internet skills, you should find some interesting geometric information that you did not already know.

 

The Process:

At the computer:

  1. Familiarize yourself with some of the search engines listed in the Resources.
  2. Print out the list of Scavenger Hunt Items. (Note:Some items can be found on the Internet while others cannot.)
  3. Use the suggested search engines or other search engines to locate various items on the list, paying attention to point values and the Point Scale to estimate your grade. You actual grade will be determined by the teacher.
  4. As you find useful web sites, be sure to copy the URL for future reference. Check the site for answers to scavenger hunt questions or for pictures/ information that you need to print out.
  5. When you have found enough items for the grade you desire, go to the Scavenger Hunt Item Survey. This is a form for you to report your findings. When it is completely filled out, click on the Submit button and it will be e-mailed to me. Be sure to include in the Comments section of the Survey a brief note if you will also be turning in Non-Internet items.
  6. Feel free to e-mail me if you have a question while working on the Scavenger Hunt outside of class. I will try to reply as soon as possible.

 

In the classroom:

  1. Before going to the Computer Lab, we will review in class a few Internet basics.
  2. You may be assigned a partner for this project.
  3. Once in the Lab, I will be available for one-on-one help if needed.
  4. The majority of the Scavenger Hunt items can be found on the Internet, however those items which cannot must be submitted to me in a folder. Do not hand in loose items. All loose items must be mounted on 81/2 x 11 paper.
  5. Happy Surfing!

 

Resources:

Search Engine Suggestions:
Other Resources:

 

Evaluation:

Scavenger Hunt items will be worth different point values. Upon submitting correct Internet and/or non-Internet items, points will be awarded and totaled. Remember that this counts as 2 TEST grades. Click here to view the Point Scale.

 

Conclusion:

The purpose of the Dudley High School Science, Math, Technology Academy is to integrate technology with aspects of the science and math curriculum. This WebQuest will allow you to explore Geometry resources that are on the Internet for current and future use in this Honors Geometry course.

 

This website was created by Kimberly Kormos, teacher of Academy Honors Geometry at Dudley High School.

I can be contacted at Duke3220@hotmail.com. Or visit my Homepage on the Dudley High Homepage.

 

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