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Static Electricity - Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity
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Static Electricity - Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity


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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity

About This Lesson

This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.

Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly.


The Content Includes:

• Static Electricity Applications

• Atomic Particles and their roles

• Lightning

• Static Shocks

Here's how you implement them:

• Print the QR codes and place them around the room

• Place your students into groups

• Let them loose! They move from Location to Location as they complete their tasks. Each Task is assigned by scanning the QR code and there are 5 Tasks per Scavenger Hunt Activity.

• Have them submit their answers directly to your email via a form on my website.


I've created a video that walks you through the entire activity. I did it using screen capture software on my phone so you can see exactly what your students will see. CLICK HERE to have a look.


This activity:

• Lets your students utilize their devices

• Cuts down on wasted paper

• Combines learning with assessment

• Is a lot of fun

• Comes in both Word and PDF formats

Each Hunt is different and offers a unique way for your students to explore the topic. From Hunt-to-Hunt, possible tasks your students will face include:

• Video analysis

• Simulations

• Fully automated and marked Quiz

• Finish the story

• Start the story

• Calculations

• News article

• Opinion

• Word scramble

• Short answer

• Web research


There are other Hunts as well and I'm continually adding more. Currently, the Hunts I have available include:


• Cell Organelles

• The Digestive System

• The Circulatory System

• Biochemistry - Macromolecules

• Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

• Mitosis and Cell Division

• Cells and the Cell Theory – A Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity


• Energy Flow in Ecosystems

• Invasive Species

• Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

• Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems

• Ecosystems and Ecological Succession

Space and Earth Science:

• The Seasons

• Our Solar System

• The Moon

• The International Space Station - Meeting Our Needs

• Climate Change


• Static Electricity

• Electricity Generation


• Atoms: Atomic Theory and Structure

• Physical and Chemical Changes

• Elements and the Periodic Table

• Chemical Reactions

• Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing

• Acids, Bases and pH


• Friction

• Energy Transfer


For free resources, useful teaching tips, and tools, please visit my blog -

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email -



Static Electricity Scavenger Hunt.docx

February 13, 2020
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