CHAPTER 5
SCAVENGER HUNT
INTRODUCTION
Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt? For this
scavenger hunt, you will search for answers to clues without ever leaving
your seat!
TASK
Here is your chance to prove how much you know
about measuring length and time, as well as to show off your searching
abilities. Using the Internet, find the answers to the scavenger hunt
questions below. For each question, click on the link provided to find
the answer.
MATERIALS
calculator
scrap paper
pencil
PROCESS
Print out the Hunter's
Log and record your answers on the log.
 Who's faster, the turtle or the hare?
How long would it take each of them to travel
50 km?
Click on this Hinterland
Who's Who link to find out about the snowshoe hare and the leatherback
sea turtle.
Hint: The snowshoe hare is a mammal and the leatherback sea turtle
is a reptile.
 Find the perimeter of a basketball court and an American football
field. How much greater is the perimeter of the football field than
the basketball court?
Click on this Wikipedia
link to begin your search.
Hint: Click on the subcategory for either "Basketball" or "American
football". On the next Web page, click on the "basketball" or "American
football" link before the Subcategory section.
 How many centimetres taller is the CN Tower than the Kiev TV Tower?
Click on this Fact
Monster link to begin your search.
Tip: Make sure you use the height measured in metres to calculate
your answer.
 Find out the birth dates and professions of these famous Canadians:
Nathaniel Dett
Emily Carr
Susan Aglukark
Write their birth dates in numeric format.
Click on this Canadian
Encyclopedia link to begin your search.
Hint: Use the search area at the top of the Web page.
 How much time passed between Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil
Armstrong's first step on the moon?
Write the time Apollo 11 lifted off from the
moon using a 24 h clock.
Click on this link The
First Lunar Landing to begin your search.
Hint: Look in the Introduction for the answers.
RESOURCES
Files:
The
Hunters' Log
Web sites:
 Hinterland's
Who's Who
 Wikipedia,
the Free Encyclopedia
 Fact
Monster
 The
Canadian Encyclopedias
 The
First Lunar Landing
TASK
CHECKLIST


Did
you make sure you used the correct information from the Web sites?


Did you show all
your steps? 

Did you explain
all your calculations? 
