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Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

Google Earth Scavenger Hunt
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Description

Use this Google Earth Scavenger Hunt activity to develop your students’ understanding of history and geography within their community, Australia and abroad. Suitable for classroom or home learning, this task can be completed remotely with a partner or individually. Students work through the slides to find the answers to a range of questions about landmarks, cities, communities and cultures throughout the world. Your class will develop their ICT, research and mapping skills as they navigate Google Earth, take screenshots and use search engines. Students also have the opportunity to research their own town, suburb or city to find their place on the map. Finally, the class can set their own Google Earth challenges for a partner to solve.
 

Suitable for
  • Parents
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

EN2-8B old

Identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter

ST3-11DI-T old

Explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data

ST3-3DP-T old

Defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions

ST3-2DP-T old

Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

GE3-4 old

Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

HT3-5 old

Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

ST2-11DI-T old

Describes how digital systems represent and transmit data

ST2-3DP-T old

Defines problems, describes and follows algorithms to develop solutions

ST2-2DP-T old

Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST1-2DP-T old

Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST1-3DP-T old

Describes, follows and represents algorithms to solve problems

ST1-11DI-T old

Identifies the components of digital systems and explores how data is represented

GE2-4 old

Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

HT2-5 old

Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

GE1-3 old

Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry

HT1-4 old

Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication

EN2-RECOM-01 new

Reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes using knowledge of text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension

EN2-VOCAB-01 new

Builds knowledge and use of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary through interacting, wide reading and writing, and by defining and analysing words

EN2-OLC-01 new

Communicates with familiar audiences for social and learning purposes, by interacting, understanding and presenting

AC9TDI4K02 9

Explore transmitting different types of data between digital systems

AC9HS3S02 9

Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps

AC9TDI2P06 9

Access their school account with a recorded username and password

AC9TDI2P05 9

Use the basic features of common digital tools to share content and collaborate demonstrating agreed behaviours, guided by trusted adults

AC9TDI2P04 9

Use the basic features of common digital tools to create, locate and communicate content

AC9E4LA05 9

Identify text navigation features of online texts that enhance readability including headlines, drop-down menus, links, graphics and layout

AC9HS4S02 9

Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps

AC9HS5S02 9

Locate, collect and organise information and data from primary and secondary sources in a range of formats

AC9TDI6P08 9

Select and use appropriate digital tools effectively to share content online, plan tasks and collaborate on projects, demonstrating agreed behaviours

AC9E3LA05 9

Identify the purpose of layout features in print and digital texts and the words used for navigation

AC9TDI6P10 9

Explain the creation and permanence of their digital footprint and consider privacy when collecting user data

AC9HS6S02 9

Locate, collect and organise information and data from primary and secondary sources in a range of formats

AC9HS2S02 9

Collect, sort and record information and data from observations and from sources provided, including unscaled timelines and labelled maps or models

ACHASSI053 8.4

Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations

ACTDIP009 8.4

Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems

ACHASSI035 8.4

Collect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided

ACELA1793 8.4

Identify features of online texts that enhance readability including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout

ACHASSI095 8.4

Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources

ACELA1790 8.4

Identify the features of online texts that enhance navigation

ACTDIP022 8.4

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

ACHASSI123 8.4

Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources

ACTDIP006 8.4

Create and organise ideas and information using information systems independently and with others, and share these with known people in safe online environments

ACHASSI074 8.4

Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations

VCGGC074

Collect and record relevant geographical data and information from the field and other sources

VCGGC088

Collect and record relevant geographical data and information from the field and secondary sources, using ethical protocols

VCDTDS019

Explore a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data

VCDTDI021

Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems

VCDTDI016

Independently and with others create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments

VCELA278

Identify features of online texts that enhance readability including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout

VCDTDI029

Plan, create and communicate ideas, information and online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

VCELA247

Identify the features of online texts that enhance navigation

Differentiation

Modifications

Display as a whole class activity when regular classroom learning resumes.
 

EXTENSIONS

Students can challenge each other to complete their own scavenger hunt.
 

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Reviews
Rebecca Sini
Posted 2 years ago
NSW, Australia
Great resource for geography research tasks and for either independent or working with a partner or small group.
Sarah Giles
Posted 2 years ago
VIC, Australia
Fantastic resource! Perfectly linked with our information report writing and students found this extremely engaging to do whilst learning at home.
Catherine Walsh
Posted 2 years ago
What a great activity...everyone was engaged including me!! A great activity for home learning!!