Karst Scavenger Hunt

A learning activity designed by the Virginia Cave Board

April 22, 2012

Print out the single page document below containing pictures of different features of a karst area. Each student then takes the sheet and finds the different karst features in the field or in a museum. When the student finds each karst feature, he or she should check it off on the sheet.

For those classes that can't get to the field, it's still possible to have a "Karst Scavenger Hunt" right in your own classroom. Simply print out the individual photos supplied below, laminate them if desired, and then hide them around your classroom, or in and around the playground. Then let the students search for each feature using the Karst Scavenger Hunt feature sheet as a guide. Note, you can trim off the karst feature name from each photo if desired.

Karst Scavenger Hunt Sheet

Karst Scavenger Hunt Feature Sheet


Individual Karst Feature Photos
Soda Straws
Drip Pool
Rimstone Dams