Science Scavenger Hunt

NSWA’s science-themed scavenger hunt

concluded on Sunday, August 9
Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners:
  1. First prize: Sally James @jamesian
  2. Second prize: Linnea Stavney @LinneaStavney
  3. Third prize: Chris Tachibana @ChrisTachibana

Players searched their houses, neighborhoods, and towns for examples of scientific concepts in eight categories, then submitted their most creative photos, GIFs, or short videos via Twitter.


  • A symbiotic relationship


  • A change in pH

  • One of Newton’s laws 

  • An era of the Geologic Time Scale

  • Erosion

  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics

  • A hybrid

  • An extraterrestrial object


  • Limit one entry per Twitter account per category. But feel free to team up with family, friends, or neighbors to work together. Just remember to maintain social distance! 

  • Please submit each entry by posting a photo or video on Twitter that includes:

    • The hashtag #NSWAScavengerHunt;

    • The name of the category; and

    • The following text (optional): “Like your fav’s in @NSWA’s science scavenger hunt Aug 5-9!”

  • Participants will receive one point for each completed category. The entry in each category with the most likes wins a bonus of 5 additional points.

  • Each point will translate into one chance to win a prize, which will be awarded by three random drawings from the accumulated pool of all participants’ chances on August 10. Winners will be announced via Twitter and on

  • NSWA board members may participate in the scavenger hunt but are not eligible for prizes.


Three winners selected via the drawing each received a digital gift card to the local bookstore of their choice.

First prize: $50 gift card

Second prize: $30 gift card

Third prize: $20 gift card