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ERIC Number: EJ927026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Treasure Hunt for Chemistry
Bridgeman, Adam J.; Rutledge, Peter J.; Todd, Matthew H.; Connor, Ricky
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n4 p437-439 Apr 2011
A new group educational activity based on a treasure hunt is described. Students are asked questions and the answers specify a grid on a map. A specified object in the grid location must be found and photographed, and the photograph submitted electronically (through the Learning Management System) for assessment. Once a series of objects in different locations have been found, the locations on the map become the vertices of a molecule, which is the "treasure" to be found. This activity blends online learning with physical exploration of an environment, such as a university campus, and encourages group learning, team building, problem solving, and physical orientation. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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