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5 Feb
Rome and Greece

This activity comes in a geocaching and QR code hunt form. I reviews facts from Rome and Greece. There are two versions of the activity–one that uses GPS units (Geocaching), and one that uses iPads or iPods with QR code readers. Geocaching: 1.  Print the cards on different colored tagboard (blue, red, yellow).  Use the Answer Sheet to divide the cards between 6 boxes. Blue Cards Red Cards Yellow Cards 2.  Hide the boxes around the school yard and mark each location with the gps unit. 3.... » Read more

4 Apr
Puzzle Geocaching (Higher Level Thinking)

This activity was used with a gifted summer session.  The students were rising 2nd-4th graders.  The basic idea was that students moved in small groups through 8 different caches.  At each cache, they solved a puzzle that gave them one single digit number.  Once they had all 8  numbers, they went to a final cache.  This cache had two locks on it, each with 4 digits.  They used the 8 numbers they had discovered at the other caches to open the locks and get the “treasure.”  I used... » Read more

13 Sep
Constitution Day Geocaching

As  National Treasure Hunter Apprentices, students will hunt down constitutional geocaches and answer questions about them.   This activity goes with Constitution Day (Sept. 17). Cache Contents Answer Sheets Answer Key This activity was created by Joani Sotherden and Sherry Meredith.  Read More →

28 Feb
Hands on Math

At each cache, students use dice, cards, or money to answer a problem including rounding three digit numbers, adding three digit numbers, adding more than one number, counting money with dollars and coins.  Cache Cards Answer Sheet This activity was created by Holly Ireland, Heather Blevins, and Laurie Aylor.  Read More →

28 Feb
Phases of the Moon

Students complete different activities about the Moon at each cache including answering moon riddles, ordering moon phases, finding facts about the moon, comparing the size of the moon to the earth and sun, and even a mystery cache! Cache Directions Cache 1 Cache 2 Cache 3 Cache 4 Cache 5 Answer Sheet Student Badges This activity was created by Debbie Dawson and Holly Ireland.  Read More →

28 Feb
What’s for Dinner?

This cache activity helps student review science food chain/web concepts such as predator, prey, scavenger, omnivore, herbivore, carnivore.  Students use clues in each cache to identify an animal, and then they determine characteristics for that animal.  Finally, they think of something that animal might consume. Cache Clues — Each set contains clues for guessing the name of the animal/plant/decomposer.  If the cache is about an animal, clues include the name of the animal (you can remove... » Read more

28 Feb
Pirate Math

This cache is based on a Pirate theme.  Students find and solve various types of Pirate math problems (fact families, time, money, measurement, and so on).  Cache Questions Pictures of Cache Contents Directions This activity was created by Tina Coffey with helps from Joani Sotherden, Kathy Smith and Diane Rose and is described in more detail: Pirate Geocachin’ with Second Grade Sprogs–ARRR!  Read More →

28 Feb
Musical Instrument Families

Students will view pictures of musical instruments and determine their instrument families. Suggested Cache Contents: Picture Cards of Instruments Answer Sheet Activity created by Tina Coffey and Kim Smith.  Read More →

28 Feb
Simple and Compound Machines

At each geocache, students view a compound machine or picture of a compound machine.  They identify the simple machines involved in the compound machine. Pictures Cards Other Possible Contents for Caches: Scissors Stapler Wheelbarrow Ramp Slide Door stop Bicycle Spatula Flagpole Tow truck Jar lid Can opener Shovel Seesaw Boat Fire truck Answer Sheet This activity was created by Joani Sotherden and Tina Coffey.  Read More →

28 Feb
Parts of Speech

Version 1:  At each cache, students search through words to find one that matches the correct part of speech indicated on the box.  Cache Suggestions Cache 1:  Action Verbs Cache 2: Nouns Cache 3: Adjectives Cache 4: Proper Nouns Cache 5:  Linking Verbs Cache Cards Version 2: Students are given a baggie of different words (each group’s cards are a different color).  Caches have the names of a part of speech on them.  Groups carry the baggies of words and place them in the correct cache. ... » Read more