This interdisciplinary activity focuses on applying math skills to complete an outdoor biodiversity scavenger hunt. Students will determine their pace using measurement and calculations, learn to use a compass, and observe, record and analyze data on their chosen environment.

Grade/Subject

4, & 5

SOL Concepts/Skills

Standards of Learning (SOL) related to these activities include Math: (4.3, 4.4, 4.7, 5.1, 5.4, 5.8, 5.12, 5.18) and Science: (3.1, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.5, and 5.1)

Kit Contents: 

  • 14 compasses
  • 9 loupes
  • A 50’ section of rope marked off in 1 foot segments
  • 3 rolls of flagging tape
  • Small bag of paper clips with examples of flagging markers
  • Set of (7) Take A Walk books
  • Instructions on how to use a compass
  • Simpsons’s Diversity Worksheet Master