The Science Behind SciQuest

Can I make a confession? Even though I totally geek out on science- I’m far from a science nerd. No one can believe that I haven’t watched a Star Wars movie nor any of the Harry Potter movies. (Gasp! I know.) It’s just not my thing! The wizardry stuff, meh… doesn’t do anything for me. Well, imagine my shock when I went on a family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge and there was this interactive game called MagiQuest. It was a wizard themed scavenger hunt where kids would use clues in a book to find items located all over the hotel. They would use their digital wands to collect magical items and ultimately runes, which would give them more power. Sounds lame… right? NOPE! EV-ER-Y kid had a wand and they were eating this game up. I mean, like completely! I have never seen kids so engaged in an activity, but after all, it was like a virtual video game where they were playing the main character. I liked it because it made me use my brain (because let’s be honest… the clues were over my daughter’s head- she was there to just point and shoot the wand) and I got a TON of steps walking all over the hotel grounds. Academics and exercise- it’s a win all around!  

And then it clicked. “Ohh.. What if all students could play this game, but with science questions instead???? And that is when SciQuest was born! Yup, I use that same wizardry nerdiness to draw the students in, and students collect items on their quest by answering science questions They will love getting to move around the room or their campus to hunt for icons in this mythical-themed science scavenger hunt. A pocket-sized quest booklet will be the guide for their journey. When all the correct items are collected for the quest, the students will receive a rune- moving them up to the rank of Master Mage. (Full disclosure- I had to do a ton of research and recruit my super nerdy brother to help me out because wizard talk is a foreign language to me)

See what Teachers who have used SciQuest are saying…

I can’t even start to tell you how much I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I have transformed my classroom into a SciQuest Wizard Academy. Students are searching for hidden symbols on canvas and doing the task cards when they find the clues. 8th graders are EXCITED about doing these quizzes. 10/10 This product saved me and my students during distance learning. It made class fun and engaging.

My students were completely engaged while we used this resource. They made it into a contest and we created levels of mastery since we used multiple scavenger hunts to review our 9 weeks unit. We used both the digital quest book and I created the booklets and checked some students manually. Overall I believe this is a great resource and I will and have bought everyone that fits with my 5th grade curriculum.

My students LOVED this resource. We turned on fun wizard music and turned the lights off so our fun lights lit their path. They talked about this for weeks and have their name sheets taped to their desks now months after. I will definitely be utilizing quests in more of my units.

This was incredible. It was so easy to put together, literally print, cut and hang around the room. No prep! My 7th grade life science special education students LOVED this! They were honestly racing around the room to be the first group to complete it! I gave out bonus points and candy in addition to the certificates! Thank you so much!

My students loved this! I printed out the smaller versions and hid them around the room on colored card stock. I told my students if they “unlocked” all of the ruins then they would open the treasure chest and be able to collect a gemstone (jolly rancher). I loved that my students were 100% engaged (even though some rolled their eyes at my nerd excitement in the beginning!) I also loved the self-checking piece that’s is built in like escape rooms (students came and checked their answers once each “location” was filled to collect a rune). The questions tested their knowledge as well, which when used as a review for the upcoming test it worked wonderful! It is like a beautiful baby between a gallery walk and an escape room!

This was AWESOME! My 7th graders loved this scavenger hunt and I loved setting it up! I hid the little jewels all over the entrance hall, hallways, science lab, and classroom. They loved finding the jewels and searching for the questions. I will definitely purchase again from this seller!

Just used this with my students this morning and they loved it! Since many of them are so-called “nerds,” they found it extremely engaging. Love the aspect that they can check their work on the Google Form! Great resource! Thank you!

Each SciQuest topic comes with 5 quests with 4 questions each in printable and fully digital versions. Check out the complete list of SciQuest Topics! There are over 50 science topics to choose from. Try this FREE Lab Equipment SciQuest Scavenger Hunt.

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