This activity is designed to get students looking through their science textbooks when they first receive them. It's a great activity to use when you distribute books.
Students must identify such things as: title of book, table of contents, chapters, glossary, index, chart, photo with caption, and key terms. Students must also find a page and photo that look especially interesting to them (like a "sneak preview" of what's to come) and explain why they are interesting (as well as recreate the photo).
This textbook scavenger hunt is not in great depth but is more a way to get kids to open their books and start exploring them...even on Day One!
Please see the thumbnails for preview pages.
You may also want to check out my Science Questionnaire (Back to School) as well.
This scavenger hunt also comes in a social studies version here:
Social Studies Textbook Scavenger Hunt