Get familiar with how to use the Ask Nature website by exploring what it has to offer.


  • Learners will become familiar with the three main types of content on Ask Nature: Biological Strategies, Innovations, and Collections.
  • Learners will explore the relationship between the three content types on Ask Nature.
  • Learners will search for content on Ask Nature using both keyword and function searches.

This activity is designed to help students, teachers, and anyone new to Ask Nature understand how to utilize the information and resources available on the website. This site was built with designers in mind, but is a useful tool for anyone wanting to learn more about natural phenomena (biological strategies) and the innovations nature has inspired.

The scavenger hunt is a self-directed worksheet that walks learners through several features of the site and how to navigate it. Teachers may find it useful to complete the scavenger hunt on their own first, in order to provide assistance to students.