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					Scavenger Hunt for Spinning Things

Summary: Work in groups to find real-world examples of spinning things outside, in the museum, at home, and at school. Related Exhibits: Time: Age: Staff: Safety Issues: All exhibits can be linked to real-world spinning things. 20-50 minutes. Adult can set a time limit to get groups more excited or to encourage competition, if desired. Preschool through Adult in family groups, or Second Grade and up for student groups (reading is required). One staff to supervise students, or families can do on their own. Set boundaries for students to search within, especially if you do the scavenger hunt outside or in a large museum. Establish a signal in advance so groups know when to return. Provided: Scavenger Hunt Template Needed: Photocopies of Scavenger Hunt, Pencils, clipboards Optional: Examples of real-world spinning things

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Procedures Preparation: 1. Make photocopies of the Scavenger Hunt. Real Time: 1. Divide students into groups of 2-4. Hand out Scavenger Hunts, pencils, and clipboards. 2. Establish rules, boundaries, and time limits. Students can make a check in the box next to each spinning thing that they find. Students can draw other spinning things in the boxes on the back of the scavenger hunt. Extensions: Bring in real-world examples of natural and man-made spinning things. What do they have in common? How are they different? Are all spinning things round? What is the biggest spinning thing you can find? What is the smallest? Related Activities: Anemometer, Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope, Pinwheel, Rolling Cans, Salad Spinner Art, Spinning Eggs, Whirly-Gig Spinner

LOOK FOR THINGS THAT SPIN OR ROLL
OUTSIDE

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Cars and Trucks Bicycle Gears Skateboards Roller Blades Delivery Carts Propellers

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Carnival Rides HVAC Fans Wind Mills Water Sprinkler Dust Devils Maple Seeds

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Pine Cones Round Logs Round Rocks Sow Bugs Playground Balls Jump Ropes

What Else Can You Find?

AT HOME OR AT SCHOOL

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Can Opener Pulley Blender Food Processor Lids on Jars Microwave Coffee Grinder

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Clock CD player Radio Dials Spinning Toys Rolling Chair Globe Tape Dispenser

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Pencil Sharpener Glue-stick Dental Floss Roll Toilet Paper Rolls Water in a Drain

What Else Can You Find?

IN THE MUSEUM

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Gears Pulleys Fans Wheels

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Balls Toys Lasers Steering Wheels

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Skeleton Joints Tornado Models Toilet Flush

What Else Can You Find?

WHAT ELSE SPINS?
Draw your discoveries in the boxes