I often tell my students I am sending them on a scavenger hunt. They get super excited every time! This activity is a scavenger hunt to find facts about our planet, Earth. I have included 24 task cards, an answer sheet, an answer key, and 24 QR codes for self checking! I allow my students to use their text books, internet, as well as nonfiction books. I tape the cards to student desks before students arrive in the morning. My students are use to these events, so I just write "Begin your Hunt" on the board. Students then know to grab a pencil and clipboard and begin their research to answer all the questions, or as many as they can before time is up. I love having an activity like this setup the morning I plan to introduce the topic. It gets them thinking and learning before we even start! It also gives those kiddos that need a little extra confidence, time to get answers ready so they can feel confident in raising their hands and sharing their findings!