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7 Apr
Figurative Language

Caches contain cards with examples of different types of figurative language.  Students read the example, decide which type of figurative language it represents.   They match the example to the definition on their page, and write their own example. Cache Cards Answer Sheet  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 →

2 May
Geo Ca$hing (Balancing a Checkbook)

The Geo “Ca$hing” activity will allow students to practice basic checking account transactions. Senario: You are a realtor for Unreal Realty in Detroit, MI. You are unmarried with no kids and own a beautiful three bedroom home in a nearby suburb.  You have several things you need to pay for and would still like to have a little fun. Complete your check register according to the transactions you come across on your cache search. Do you have enough money? What is your ending balance? by Allison... » Read more

24 Apr
Geocaching Training for Teachers

This activity is for a mixed group of secondary and elementary teachers.  It contains sample caches from across the curriculum. Answer Sheet  Read More →

4 Mar
NCTIES Presentation

Click on the title of this post to see our NCTIES presentation! Click below to view our presentation: Session Presentation    Read More →

1 Mar
Treasure Hunt! (Map Skills)

This activity is done as a Pirate theme.  Students dress as pirates and are given the task of finding “treasure” and marking the location of the “treasure” on their treasure maps. Suggested Cache Contents: Pirate Loot!  Examples: Gold Coins (one per student) Stickers (one per student) Tattoos (one per student) Pencils (one per student) Anything with a Pirate Theme (one per student) Activity Sheet: Print out a map of the outside of the school.  Students will put an X on... » 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
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 →