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2004 Summer Olympics Internet Scavenger Hunt

Elana Collins


Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt? Have you ever been on one using the Internet? In this activity, students will participate in an Internet scavenger hunt as they search for the answers to questions about the 2004 Summer Olympics.


The student locates, organizes, and interprets written information for a variety of purposes, including classroom research, collaborative decision making, and performing a school or real-world task.


- Classroom Scavenger Hunt handout (see attached file)
- Olympics Internet Scavenger Hunt handout (see attached file)
- Olympics Internet Scavenger Hunt Checklist (see attached file)
- Computer Lab (or classroom computers)
- Pen or pencil
- Overhead projector (optional)
- Transparencies of handouts (optional)


1. Make enough copies of the associated files for your students. If desired, make a transparency for yourself.

2. Schedule a period of 1-2 days in the computer lab (if your school has one).


1. Pass out copies of the Classroom Scavenger Hunt (see attached file)to students and instruct them to begin.

2. Students complete scavenger hunt in the classroom looking for items/information in the classroom and write down their answers (teachersí phone number and extension; bell schedule; locations of dictionaries, computers, flag, teacherís desk, dragon Beanie Baby, etc).

3. Explain to students that much like the scavenger hunt they just participated in, they will be going on a scavenger hunt using the Internet.

4. Proceed to computer lab (if not already there).

5. Pass out copies of the handouts of the Olympics Scavenger Hunt(see attached file).

6. Point out the websites listed on the handout that students are to go to for their answers.

7. Students are to work on the scavenger hunt independently. Those that need help are to follow the established classroom procedure (this will be different for every teacher).

8. When students have completed the scavenger hunt, they are to turn in their answer sheet and complete the Olympics Scavenger Hunt Self-assessment Checklist (see attached file) as part of their self-assessment.

9. Papers are corrected for accuracy using the answer key (see attached file).


Students navigate through assigned websites to locate the answers to a series of questions about the Olympics. By using the Internet, students are practicing real-world skills needed for the future.
Evidence is the completed handout and self-assessment checklist.


Students can create their own Internet Scavenger Hunt on a country, historical event, or author.

Attached Files

Olympics Internet Scavenger Hunt     File Extension: pdf

Olympics Internet Scavenger Hunt Answer Key     File Extension: pdf

Classroom Scavenger Hunt     File Extension: pdf

Olympics Scavenger Hunt Self-assessment Checklist     File Extension: pdf

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