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10 Nov
Jamestown Geocaching

In this activity, students use gps units, podcasts on iPads or iPods, and QR codes to learn about Jamestown. by Tina Coffey 1. Download Podcasts videos to at least 6 iPod Touches/iPads from iTunes. You can find them here: Historyisfun.org Podcasts. You’ll need the following videos: The Voyage John Smith Powhatan/Pocahontas Hardships Representative Government Women Slavery (I used this one as a practice example) 2. Hide 6 Caches with the following labels on each cache: Jamestown Cache... » 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

23 Sep
P.E. Exercises (with Algebra)

In this activity, students solve simple algebraic problems at each cache to find the number of times they complete an exercise.   by Joani Sotherden and Keith Robinson Cache Labels Cache Problelms Answer Sheet  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
Weather

Students will complete different activities at each cache, including identifying cloud types, storm types, weather instruments, precipitation, and highs and lows on weather maps. Cache Activities Cache 1 — Clouds Cache 2 — Storms Cache 3 — Instruments Cache 4 — Precipitation Cache 5 — Fronts Answer Sheet Activity Notes This activity was created by Holly Ireland, Debbie Dawson, and Jenny Zehringer.  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
Rock It!

This activity allows students to practice what they know about Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rocks. At each cache, students will use a combination of picture clues and rock specimens to answer questions. Some caches will contain specimens that students will use to determine which description correlates to that specimen.  Other caches require students to answer questions about a type of rock and which processes are required to change its properties. Suggested Cache Contents Cache 1: Sedimentary... » 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
Continents

Students will read clues to identify continents.  Continent Clues for Caches (do not include the names of the continents) Answer Sheet 1 Answer Sheet 2 Activity create by Courtney Jones.  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 →