Resource 1: The scavenger hunt game
Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils
Students were given the ‘list of items’ in the central column. The table then shows how Groups A and D solved the challenge of finding examples of the items.
|Group A – 12 minutes||List of items||Group D – 9 minutes|
|Ms Mallam’s diamond||The hardest of substances||A steel screw|
|Milk||From a cow||A shoe and a leather belt|
|Goat droppings from the road||Something eaten||A leaf eaten by an insect|
|Hassan cries and laughs||Something changed||A burnt match|
|Our group – four boys and three girls||A mixture||Air in an empty glass|
|Candle||Something that disappears||Water (evaporates)|
|Pencil||From a tree||Paper|
|Glass from sand||Something from something||Same paper|
|Sand again||From the mountains||The wind and the tap water|
Note: The good thing about this game is its open-endedness. There are not ‘right answers’ – just ‘good’ answers and ‘very good’ answers.