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Level 1-3 = Novice, 4-5 = Intermediate, 6+ = Advanced

 

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
 
Level 1: Kermit Challenge
picture of Kermit the Frog

The Kermit Challenge Search Strategy: Find the URL of a Web Page where you can find this picture of Kermit and hear what he is saying untimed version

updated 10.3.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 1

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 3, emphasis on Search Strategy

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 1: Lego Challenge
lego men hold block

The Lego Builder's Challenge: Who won the Lego Master Builder contest in 2003?

updated 11.13.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 1

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 3, emphasis on Keywords

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 2: Lego Secret Challenge
EarthQuake Town shaking

The Lego Secret Challenge: In what city can you find the secret LEGO chamber where the company keeps all the LEGO sets ever made?

updated 1.8.2014

  • Difficulty Rating: 2

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, emphasis on Keywords

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 2: Earthquake Challenge
EarthQuake Town shaking

EarthQuake Toy Challenge: What toy models a construction principle that can reduce damage from earthquakes? This nyms challenge requires knowing what concepts in the original question are important.

  • Difficulty Rating: 2

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 3, emphasis on Nyms

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 2: Email Challenge
Whitehouse

Email Challenge: Browse to find the Web page where you can email the President at the White House

new 11.3.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 2
  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1-E (Browsing Hyperlinks)
  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6
Level 3: Pump Price Challenge
picture of Model T at gas pump

The Pump Price Challenge Between 1918 and 2011, what year did Americans pay the least for a gallon of gas at the pump?

updated 10.3.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 3

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 3, emphasis on Nyms

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 3: Rollercoaster Challenge
Batman Symbol

Batman: The Ride: Roller Coasters In what country, other than the United States, is a roller coaster named "Batman: The Ride" located? hint: This can only be solved by figuring out who might know the answer.

updated 11.14.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 3

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, emphasis on Databases

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 3: LEGO Lady Challenge
lego lady scientist

LEGO Lady: What retired LEGO employee living in the U.S. is known as the LEGO Lady?

updated 1.6.2014

  • Difficulty Rating: 3

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 3, emphasis on operators

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 3: Broadway Challenge
Picture of Broadway show posters

The Broadway Challenge Search Strategy: What is the earliest Broadway show for which both the opening and closing dates are published?

updated 1.25.2014
  • Difficulty Rating: 3

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 4: Slinky Challenge
slinky

The Slinky Challenge Find the mission number of the Space Shuttle that first took a Slinky into space.

updated 11.2.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 4

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 3

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 4: Soccer Challenge
soccer guy heads ball

The Soccer Subject Directory Challenge Searching Subject Directories: Find the url of a website that displays the results of soccer matches between International clubs prior to 1888

updated 10.9.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 4

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, emphasis on Subject Directory

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 4: LEGO Challenge
lego men hold block

The Lego Builder's Challenge: Which of the three winners of the Lego Master Builder contest in 2003 still has that job at Legoland?

updated 11.13.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 4

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 3, emphasis on Search Strategy and Investigative Searching

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 5: Air Race Challenge
airplane with  logo

Reno Air Races: What airplane finished the Sport Gold race in Second place at the Reno Air Races, September 14, 2008? (hint: This one can be solved only by figuring out who might know the answer.)

updated 11.14.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 5

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, emphasis on Databases

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Level 6: Temperature Challenge
Blue Cow

Temperature Challenge Milk from what breed of cow tends to freeze first as the temperature drops?

updated 10.3.2013

  • Difficulty Rating: 6

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3, emphasis on defining the research question
  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6