Treasure Hunts provide the student with four opportunities to find an example of something on the internet pertaining to biochemical topics in modules that have recently been completed and explain why a practicing biochemist would consider it a treasure.
Student can earn extra credit by posting their Treasure Hunt Treasure to a discussion board, voting for the best one (flawless diamond), and explaining why they chose it.
Each student chooses a recent biochemistry article from a list of peer-reviewed journals and creates a journal club presentation. The activity includes 6 steps as an author and then as an editor for another author. Each step must be completed before one can continue to the next step.
For extra credit, students choose from more than 100 potential topics or submit a proposal for a different topic. The topic is reviewed and discussed in a paper using peer–reviewed sources.