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Internet Search Challenge

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Piranhas Challenge: What fish other than piranhas is a threat to humans in the Amazon? This nyms challenge requires identifying the important concepts.

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

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

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Cell Phone Challenge: On what day did Illinois announce that drivers under the age of 18 cannot drive while talking on cell phones? More than one answer to this question can be found, but only one answer is right!

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Evaluate, emphasis on Nyms and Evaluation

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Tibet Challenge: What is the name of the highest freshwater lake in Tibet? Multiple answers to the question require careful evaluation.

  • Difficulty Rating: Novice--search, Intermediate--evaluation

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Evaluate, emphasis on Nyms and Evaluation

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Blog Search (Soccer) Challenge: For what youth sport can you find a list of the ten things coaches shout most often during a game? This Challenge uses the Technorati search engine.

  • Difficulty Rating: Novice--search (NOTE: since blog search engines prioritize results by freshness and this search is now over a year old, it may be impossible to retreive the results in Technorati. Try Google Blog Search instead. When in doubt, try another search engine!!)

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, emphasis on Nyms

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

blue diamond

Diamond Search Challenge: Which famous blue diamond turns red when exposed to UV rays?

  • Difficulty Rating: Novice--search

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

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

tv screen

TV Search Challenge: What television episode opens on a red planet with a green sky?

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate--search

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3 emphasis on Operators

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

sorting hat from Hogwarts

Sorting Hat Search Challenge: Who is using the "Harry Potter Sorting Hat Personality Test" for research?

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate--secondary search

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3, Ethical Use with an emphasis on tracking down citation information (author)

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

  • Added: March 2007
car horn

Useless Facts Challenge: Who owns the copyright on the original list of useless facts?

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate--investigative search

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3, Ethical Use with an emphasis on tracking down citation information (author)

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Added: April 2007

optical illusion challenge

Optical Illusion Challenge: Find the URL of the page where the creator of this illusion explains that the numbererd squares are really the same color.

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate--search strategy

  • Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3, Ethical Use with an emphasis on tracking down information about the author

  • ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

  • Added:September 2007
Lego Lady US

LEGO Lady Challenge I

What LEGO employee in the US has been called the Lego Lady?

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

ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Added: December 2007

Lego Lady UK

LEGO Lady Challenge II

What LEGO employee in the UK has been called the Lego Lady?

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

ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Added: December 2007

Transformer Car

Transformer Challenge

What make and model of car was used in this transformer sculpture?

Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3, Evaluate--emphasis on verfiying information retrieved

ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Added: January 2008

Blue Cow

Temperature Challenge

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

Full Circle Competencies : Locate 1, Locate 2, Locate 3, emphasis on defining the research question

ISTE NETS: 3, 5, 6

Added: January 2008

 

*Note: Archived Search Challenges are not updated regularly. Since live pages on the Internet come and go, the outcome of these Challenges may be affected. Let us know if you find a different solution!

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