Monday, August 26, 2013

Southern Nevada Playground Scavenger Hunt

South Tower Park
1022 Park Vista Drive, Las Vegas, NV
The Vistas village, 
is home to two shaded play areas,
a spray basin, a picnic and barbecue area,
open play areas and restrooms.

Southern Nevada Playground Scavenger Hunt


Southern Nevada Playground Scavenger Hunt: Science is Everywhere


Get scientific! A southern Nevada playground is a great environment to be a scientist. Follow the scientific method: ask questions, research, construct a hypothesis, test your hypothesis by conducting an experiment, analyze the data and draw conclusions, and report your results. Get out your pencil and be ready to explore the areas of physical, life and earth science.

 

Physics, Biology, and Geoscience: Apply your Science Knowledge


Children have a natural learning style already reflecting the scientific process. Alison Gopnik, a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley stated in an interview, "What we need to do to encourage children to learn is not to put them in the equivalent of school, tell them things, give them reading drills or flash cards. We really need to put them in a safe, rich environment where the natural capacities for exploration, for testing, for science can get free rein" (Sparks, 9/27/12). Maria Montessori believed that all children behave like "little scientists in that they are eager to observe and make "what if" discoveries about their world. Dr. Montessori also stated, "Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment". A playground scavenger hunt encourages discovery through nature. Encourage your child to observe the world and to feel a sense of wonder for everything in it.

Playground Scavenger Hunt Engages Children in Learning Adventure


January 2010, a group of agencies and organizations collaborated and proposed a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights, a tool to communicate the benefits of being outside and physically active. The mission is to encourage Nevada’s children to participate in outdoor recreational activities, engage in lifelong learning adventures, and become stewards of the environment. The Southern Nevada Playground Scavenger Hunt incorporates a child's right to discover and experience the outdoors: create an outdoor adventure, explore a trail, discover nature, play in a park!

Download: Southern Nevada Playground Scavenger Hunt (PDF)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Red Rock Scavenger Hunt


Explore a canyon: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center

Red Rock Canyon Scavenger Hunt


Red Rock Canyon Scavenger Hunt: Explorers Outside


Be an outdoor enthusiast! Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada offer opportunity for outdoor exploration. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located west of Downtown and The Strip of the city of Las Vegas. Take a tour in your vehicle or cycle along West Charleston Boulevard to State Route 159 (map) and visit the 195,819 acres including Red Rock Canyon. There is a 13-mile scenic drive that routes one-way which you can drive or bike.
Get out your pencil and camera and you capture a world of knowledge to satisfy any curious mind at Red Rock.

Earth, Air, Water and Land: 4 Elements' Hunt


Ready to be a naturalist? Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area includes a visitor center, a structure surrounded by Nevada's State Rock - sandstone. Sandstone is in its more traditionally recognized form or as quartzite; you will see some of Nevada’s most spectacular scenery! Here's an interesting fact, the State Capitol, and the former United States Mint, are built of sandstone. Now that you have arrived, the scavenger hunt consists of clues around four themed elements: water, air, fire and earth. To prepare for your adventure, print out the list, carry a writing tool such as a pencil, be curious and feel confident. Read the items on the list and get ready to seek and find. Start your journey by reading about Red Rock; the area offers a Junior Explorer Discovery Book and  a special webpage just for kids. Arrive at the Visitor Center, get ready to be a scientist A-Z: biologist, botonist, ecologist, geologist, hydrologist, meteorologist! You will explore, observe, question, and record your journey through the eyes of a scientist.

Download: Red Rock Canyon Scavenger Hunt (PDF)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Las Vegas Valley Restaurant Scavenger Hunt

Chalk Chase Las Vegas Valley Restaurant Scavenger Hunt by  Jill Paige Homes Spoon Fork Knife

Las Vegas Valley Restaurant Scavenger Hunt


Be a Restaurant Critic in the Las Vegas Valley


A "food writer" is a title to describe a person who writes about food and about restaurants. Use the Chalk Chase Restaurant Scavenger Hunt to aid you in your investigation of the world of restaurants.  Upon your travels through the Las Vegas Valley, be in search of good eats. Experience the Las Vegas Valley, including Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas, from the perspective of a food writer.

Las Vegas Valley Scavenger Hunt Preparation


To get started, choose a restaurant. You may need to make a reservation to ensure you have seating reserved for you for a specific date and time. Upon arrival, take out your scavenger hunt note sheet (See the form below to download) and get ready to make mental notes on the menu, cleanliness, d├ęcor, atmosphere, dining patrons, kitchen staff and host, location, parking, restrooms, cuisine, presentation and creativity. Complete the "Las Vegas Valley Restaurant Scavenger Hunt" by collecting information to write responses on the form.

Share Your Knowledge and Experience as a Las Vegas Valley Food Writer


Want to publish your experience? Return to the Chalk Chase website and post your review to "Post a Comment" at the bottom of the "Las Vegas Valley Restaurant Scavenger Hunt" page. Your review may include key elements about the restaurant. Describe the exterior and interior of the restaurant in the written introduction. Then, give an impression about the restaurant staff including your meeting of the restaurant's chef. Next, report the details about the food, the taste, the plating, and presentation. Then describe the food, taste, plating and presentation. Finally, conclude with your recommendation. Your review is written for someone who might enjoy this restaurant.

Download: Las Vegas Valley Restaurant Scavenger Hunt (PDF)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Scavenger Hunts

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Las Vegas Nevada
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Scavenger Hunts


Explore the Las Vegas Natural History Museum


Since 1991, the Las Vegas Natural History Museumhas brought learning to life. The exhibits and programs offer visitors an appreciation and understanding of global life forms, both past and present. Explore animals from around the globe, have a look at the land and life of Nevada, take a tour of Ancient Egypt, roam the lands of the dinosaurs, and much more. My children and I have an annual museum membership.Weekly shark feedings, a tour of King Tut's life, and getting eye to eye; with creatures are our favorite experiences. We always have an adventure at each expedition at the museum.

Leave No Stone Unturned: Discover Human Cultures and the Natural World


Become an expert at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Topics of interest include zoology, plants, ecosystems, geology, paleontology, and anthropology. To prepare for your adventure about nature and culture, select a Las Vegas Natural History Museum A-Z Scavenger Hunt: Clue List, Word List or Picture List.You will need to print out a list or try all three related scavenger hunts. Carry a writing tool such as a pencil, make use of a notebook or clipboard, be curious and delve into the collections of the natural world. Read the items on the list and get ready to seek and find how plants and animals live in their environments.

Download:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Las Vegas Hotel Scavenger Hunt


Las Vegas Hotel Scavenger Hunt


Hints, Clues, Questions, and Collections: Adventure in Las Vegas, Nevada


Coming to Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, will be awesome no doubt!  Las Vegas welcomed a record 39.7 million visitors in 2012. You can seek and learn by adding a scavenger hunt of your own making to your experience.

Las Vegas Hotel Scavenger Hunt Work?


This is how it works. Check out the special list of clues created for you. To prepare for your adventure, you will need to print out the list, carry a writing tool such as a pencil, make use of a camera to capture photos, be curious and feel confident. Read the items on the list and get ready to seek and find. Arrive at the hotel where you are staying and the minute your feet the hotel property, get your exploration just like famous explorers Kit Carson and John C. Fremont!

Download: Las Vegas Hotel Scavenger Hunt (PDF)