The New Hunt by Cindy O'Hora
The answers to this hunt are never the same. This exercise provides students with experience using various entry
and query tools available on the Internet.

Directions: Use the links provided to find the resources to develop answers to the questions.

1. What kind of local precipitation can you expect today? Use the resources at NOAA.
In the Local Forecast entry box on the left - Enter your zip code. Click Go to find your local weather.


2. What is the top news story at CNN - Technology?



3. Give your favorite History fact related to today.



4. Go to Whitehouse.gov. What is the most important thing the President will be doing today or this week?


5. World Holidays Select a holiday celebrated today somewhere in the world. (Not one in your country.)

Write it here.


Write the continent on which the celebration takes place.


6. Select a Quote for the Day. Write it here.



Why did you choose that particular quotation?



Had you ever heard of the person before? How are they noteworthy? (Research online)



7. What is the big news on your state or municipality's web site? Use your school's approved search engine to discover the answer.



8. Which science discovery do you find most exciting? Explain your choice.



9. How does the top news story at CNN Student News relate to you or your community? (Use your search skills to find the CNN site)



10. Watch a podcast at Exploratorium's Explo.TV. Write the title:

How does the subject relate to your life?


11. Identify the mystery photo at Electronic Naturalist

12. MathFLIX math videos. Use the index to select a video that is about what you are studying in math.

Watch the film. I watched:

Rate the video's helpfulness: 0 - Didn't help me one bit. to Now, I get it! - 10

Print & Complete the pdf worksheet that is listed at the bottom of the film's web page.



Select a Brain Teaser for yourself or the class.


Use the Word of the Day in a sentence.


Complete an Observation Skills Science Activity


Consider the Invention of the Month. How could it be used or modified to be helpful to your family?

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't." Anatole France

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©2004 Cindy O'Hora All Rights Reserved. Posted August 4, 2004 UTD 4/2009. This hunt may be printed as is for individual use in a nonprofit setting.

tree icon Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Highlight the text of the questions on this web page, copy them - Edit .. Copy. Open a text document or word processing document. Paste the questions into the blank document. Answer the questions in the word processing document in a contrasting color ( not yellow) or font (avoid fancy fonts like: black, Symbol, dearform fomnt or broad. Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment.

Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. smiling icon Make Your Own Printed answer sheet

Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together.
gold starWatch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? How would this facilitate group projects?

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