This Zoo Scavenger Hunt was designed for a field trip to the local city zoo to use life science and social studies skills. The scavenger hunt incorporates science standards that include animal adaptations (both physical and behavioral), food chains, types of consumers, and habitats/environments.
Students tour the zoo in small groups with chaperones and complete their scavenger hunt. In order to learn even more, students within the same groups cannot have identical scavenger hunts. When we return to school, students share their results. This has become a favorite for both parents and students. It keeps them busy, engaged, and learning at the zoo.
Prior to leaving, students create their booklets. Students use small pieces of poster board and yarn to create their booklet. Directions are included in the packet.
- Scavenger hunt pages- 15 hunt categories that include
consumers, food chains, ecosystems, physical adaptations,
behavioral adaptations, animals found on specific continents,
favorite animal with facts, 3 blank categories to make your
- Directions for assembly of scavenger hunt booklets.
(Materials needed: poster board and yarn)
- Chaperone information sheet for zoo.
(Skill information to help chaperones help students).
- Response sheet for students - Prompt of your choice.
*favorite animal and why
*a new animal they learned about with facts
* an animal they would like to see added to zoo exhibits
If you have any questions about this activity, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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