Go on a Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt
Going on a scavenger hunt taps into our innate human need to seek, learn, and understand our world. These types of hunts build key skills for every STEM career - observation, discovery, recording data, project management, etc. This particular hunt is also designed to reinforce fundamental science elements. It's never too soon to learn the Periodic Table!
State parks are great places to go for a periodic table scavenger hunt....as is the boardwalk in Rehoboth.
If you go to Henlopen State Park, your best bet is to enter from the Lewes side and head towards the old fort.
Project Materials List
Print out of your scavenger hunt list
Pencil to mark off found items.
Binoculars are optional (stop by Walmart on Rt. 1 for an inexpensive pair or two)
Related Web Links
Use THIS LINK to look up each element and see where that element can be found.
Ideas, Notes, & Tips
Try not to micro-manage the activity. Learning to discover on their own will build stronger skills for future STEM careers.