Teacher Lead Flint RiverQuarium Scavenger Hunts
- Students will receive a picture of an animal whose home is located in the Flint RiverQuarium. The picture should be hole punched, so a shoestring can be threaded through it and used as a necklace. Each student must search for his/her own critter throughout the exhibit halls. Please stay with your group. When the matching live critter is found, the student must get verification from a teacher. Once the teacher verifies the match, the student is told the critter fact found on the “Critter Hunt Facts Teacher Key.” The students must remember their critter facts.
Note: If students have trouble searching for their critter, see the teacher key for critter location. Keep in mind it is possible that some animals will not be found because of our constantly changing natural environment.
- Assessment: At the end of the tour or on arrival at school, each student can share the picture of his/her critter, name of the critter, and a fact. Students will be expected to provide the correct information.
Critter cards can be downloaded. You must provide your own shoestrings.
- As you float through the RiverQuarium students can fill in the answers for each question. Use the letter that is in the circle to answer the question at the end. The location of the answer is in parentheses. The teacher can check the students answer with the “Teacher Key Quarium Questions.”
- Have your students explore the RiverQuarium while they fill in the blanks to the questions. Be sure to use the teacher key to check the student’s answers. The rubric can be used by the students before they begin or for the teacher as an assessment.
Teachers must provide clipboards and writing utensils.