World Wide Web Scavenger Hunt

This activity was created bySusan Boone

Special thanks to Joe Mallon for the great ideas for this hunt. Graphics by Harlan Wallach copyright 1994.

The goal of this "scavenger hunt" is to give each of you on opportunity to explore the Internet. I have tried to select a variety of questions for you to answer and I have suggested various tools for you to "search" for the answers.

It is very important to remember the location of the scavenger hunt "home page". It acts like Home Base in a game of Tag. To get back to the "Hunt Home Base" page after finding the answer to each question, pull down the GO menu and choose Hunt Home Base and you will be instantly transported back to the page with the scavenger hunt questions. (It won't work until you have alaready been there though)


  • Begin by entering your name and e-mail address. A list of "winners" will be posted periodically on this page. In order for your answers to be recorded you must "submit" them at the end of the hunt. If you are doing this for a class, you need to e-mail me separately so I can send a copy of your answers to you so you can give them to your teacher.

  • Read each question very carefully. You can either perform a search using one of the search tools available, or you can click on the appropriate icon found at the beginning of the Hunt Home Base page. Be sure you select the appropriate icon--they are in order from left to right, and the pictures reflect the topic of the clue. Don't forget that you can follow the given path also.

  • After you have found the answer to the question asked, return to Hunt Home Base and type the answer in the white space on the form below each clue, then proceed to the next question. After the last question is answered, you must "submit" your answers. You will only get credit for the correct responses you submit. You can go through the scavenger hunt as many times as you wish, but once you close your "session" the answers will be lost. You may want to write you answers on a separate sheet of paper, then enter all of your answers at once.

  • If a window appears reminding you that "Information" you submit is not secure, click "Don't Remind Again".

  • After answering the question in the appropriate blank, continue with the next question. Return to the icons, select the appropiate icon and continue.

  • If all else fails, and you really want to know the answers, you can give this a try... Enjoy.

    Click on the picture below.....