Grade: Middle
Subject: Science

#2987. Physical Science Scavenger Hunt

Science, level: Middle
Posted Mon Dec 1 10:27:40 PST 2003 by mfletcher (
Sullivan Middle School, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Materials Required: Shoe box, plastic baggies, misc. items to complete scavenger hunt
Activity Time: project to be completed at home
Concepts Taught: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Directions: Collect 7 items and place them in a shoe box. They must fit inside the box. You must clearly label all the items in your box. You must use the correct physical science name when labeling your items. You may not have any drawings or printed materials as an item.

Physical Science Items:
1. Solid
2. Liquid
3. Gas
4. Mixture
5. Pure Substance
6. Element
7. Compound

I usually allow two weeks for the students to complete the project. It can be completed in a shorter time if needed. My students really enjoy this project. It helps them relate the real world to what we learn in class.