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Do you have what it takes to become a member of an elite club?

Try these challenges and find out!

This is a club for students who desire to achieve "above and beyond" the normal classroom expectations. All you have to do is learn all about the topic, then write down your answers neatly on a peice a paper.  The paper must have your name and classroom on it.  Also include the date.  Place the completed paper in Mrs. Zweig's mailbox. You must be prepared to answer any questions about the assignment.
You can become a 1 square member, all the way up to a 75 square member.

Begin as an entry-level member by learning just one challenge, and then go for the gusto by earning special membership status and be part of the Cranium Club Hall of Fame. Good Luck and happy learning!

16 Squares Bronze Scholar
(Yellow happy face)
24 Squares Silver Scholar
(green happy face)
36 Squares Gold Scholar
(pink happy face)
44 Squares Diamond Scholar
(orange happy face)
60-75 Squares Platinum Scholar
(blue happy face)

CHALLENGE DIRECTIONS: Browse through the wide range of topics below to begin your scholastic adventure. You DO NOT have to complete the challenges in the order in which they are presented.
Click on the links for help.






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Here are Web Sites to Assist You in Your Research
SOCIAL STUDIES
1. Name the 7 continents and four oceans. More about the Continents
2. Name 15 world countries. Countries of the World
Country Maps
3. Name 15 major world cities. Capital Cities of the World
4. Name 15 types of dwellings. Native Indian Dwellings
10 Types of Dwellings
5. Name 10 South American and Central American countries. South America Country Map
Central America Map
6. Name 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  Country Maps
7. Name 10 countries in Europe. European Countries Quiz Game
Click on the Correct European Country Game
8. Name 10 countries in Africa. Click on the correct African Country Game
9. Name 10 major bodies of water. Oceans and Seas
10. Name 10 major world rivers. Fact Monster - Principal Rivers of the World
River Systems of the World
11. Name 10 large deserts of the world. Fact Monster - Deserts of the World
Desert Maps
12. Name 10 large lakes in North America.  U.S. Lakes.com
Lakes of the World
13. Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges. World Mountain Maps - click a Mountain
Highest Peaks
14. Name the 50 states. Learn the States - 50 States Quiz
15. Label the names of the 50 states on a map.

Explore the States

Label the 50 States Quiz

16. Name 25 state capitals. State Capitals - Homework Spot
17. Name 8 explorers.  Zoom Explorers
18. Name 8 Civil War battlefields. Civil War Battlefields & Information
Civil War Battlefields A-Z
19. Name the 1st - 10th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents
20. Name the 11th - 20th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents
21. Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents
22. Name the 31st - current presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents



Science

23. Name 15 kinds of fish.  Northeast Fisheries Science
CenterKidsKonnect. com - Fish
24. Name 15 marine creatures.  KidsKonnect.com - Aquariums
25. Name 15 mammals. All About Mammals
26. Name 15 vertebrate animals. List of Vertebrate Animals
Vertebrate Animals & Photos
27. Name 15 desert animals or wildlife. Loads of Desert Animal Information
28. Name 10 amphibians. St. Louis Zoo Amphibian Facts
29. Name 10 reptiles. Reptile Database
30. Name 10 dinosaurs.  Dinosaur Pictures
KidsKonnect.com - Dinosaurs
31. Name 10 types of birds. State Birds of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect.com - Birds
32. Name 10 rain forest birds or mammlas. Rainforest Wildlife
Zoobooks- Rainforest Mammals Crossword Puzzle
KidsKonnect.com - Rainforest
33. Name 10 deciduous trees. Deciduous Trees
KidsKonnect.com - Trees
34. Name 10 rocks or minerals. Mineral Gallery - see Photos
Rock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed
KidsKonnect.com - Rocks and Minerals
35. Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols. The Periodic Table of Elements
36. Name 10 constellations. Choose a Constellation then "constellation lines"
More Constellation Pictures
Another Constellation Site
37. Name 10 organs in the human body. Tour of Human Body - Think Quest
38. Name 8 types of clouds. More about Clouds
39. Name 5 inventors and their inventions. National Inventors Hall of Fame Timeline
40. Name 5 human body systems. Virtual Body
41. Name the parts of a plant correctly.
Label the parts of a plant - get 4 out of 5 correct and pass the challenge. On this page go to #5, name the parts of a plant, on-screen
OR
Name the parts of a plant quiz - get 8 out of 10 correct and pass this challenge. On this page go to plants, parts of a plant.
42. Name the order of the colors of the rainbow. About Rainbows
43. Label the major bones of the skeleton. Human Skeleton - Enchanted Learning
Mr. Bones Assembly Activity
44. Name the order of the planets in the solar system. Introduction to the Nine Planets
KidsKonnect.com - Planets

LANGUAGE ARTS
Here are Web Sites to Assist You in Your Research
45. Name 20 verbs (Action or linking) What is a Verb?
Play the "Nouns or Verbs?" Game
46. Name 15 adjectives. What is an Adjective?
More Adjective Info
47. Name 15 adverbs. Adverbs
More about Adverbs
48. Name 15 prepositions. Guide to Grammar and Writing
49. Name 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns. Nouns
Noun Activities to Quiz Yourself With
50. Name 10 famous authors. Children's Authors
KidsKonnect.com - Authors
51. Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia. Simile, Metaphor, Personification,
Onomatopoeia
52. Count to 20 in Spanish. Count to 20 & Listen
53. Count to 20 in French. Click "Ecoutons" to listen to the numbers and then click"repetons" and finally, "Practicons" to play a game - neat site!

MATH
Here are Web Sites to Assist You in Your Research
55. Draw the lines of symmetry for the capital alphabet. Symmetry of Capital Letters
56. Write in Roman numerals up to 100. Roman Numerals
Know your Roman Numerals
Take a Roman Numerals Interactive Quiz
57. Name 5 famous mathematicians. A Long list of Matematicians
58. Earn 100% on the area & perimeter of rectangles quiz. Area of Rectangles
Play "Shape Surveyor" to practice both
Area and Perimeter- under "Free Activities", click Area to watch a cool slide show
59. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the addition basic facts test. Arithmattack
60. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the subtraction basic facts test. Arithmattack
61. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the multiplication basic facts test. Arithmattack
62. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the division basic facts test. Arithmattack

MISCELLANEOUS  
63. Name one career for each letter of the alphabet. A Huge List of Jobs
Jobs kids like
64. Name the birthstones for each month. Birthstones
65. Name 20 different modes of transportation.  
66. Name 15 breeds of horses. Horse Breeds of the World
67. Name 15 breeds of dogs. Dog Breeds from A.K.C.
68. Name 12 winter or summer Olympic events. KidsKonnect.com - Olympics
69. Name 10 large U.S. corporations. Career Lab - Corporate Clients
70. Name 10 instruments in a marching band. Instrument Encyclopedia
71. Name 10 instruments in a symphony orchestra. Sounds from the Orchestra - neat site!
72. Name 10 football teams and their cities. National Football League.com
73. Name 10 basketball teams and their cities. National Basketball Association.com
74. Name 10 baseball teams and their cities. Major League Baseball.com
75. Name 10 hockey teams and their cities. National Hockey League.com

e.SOCIAL STUDIES

Here are Web Sites to Assist You in Your Research
1. Name the 7 continents and four oceans. More about the Continents
2. Name 15 world countries. Countries of the World
Country Maps
3. Name 15 major world cities. Capital Cities of the World
4. Name 15 types of dwellings. Native Indian Dwellings
10 Types of Dwellings
5. Name 10 South American and Central American countries. South America Country Map
Central America Map
6. Name 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  Country Maps
7. Name 10 countries in Europe. European Countries Quiz Game
Click on the Correct European Country Game
8. Name 10 countries in Africa. Click on the correct African Country Game
9. Name 10 major bodies of water. Oceans and Seas
10. Name 10 major world rivers. Fact Monster - Principal Rivers of the World
River Systems of the World
11. Name 10 large deserts of the world. Fact Monster - Deserts of the World
Desert Maps
12. Name 10 large lakes in North America.  U.S. Lakes.com
Lakes of the World
13. Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges. World Mountain Maps - click a Mountain
Highest Peaks
14. Name the 50 states. Learn the States - 50 States Quiz
15. Label the names of the 50 states on a map.

Explore the States

Label the 50 States Quiz

16. Name 25 state capitals. State Capitals - Homework Spot
17. Name 8 explorers.  Zoom Explorers
18. Name 8 Civil War battlefields. Civil War Battlefields & Information
Civil War Battlefields A-Z
19. Name the 1st - 10th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents
20. Name the 11th - 20th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents
21. Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents
22. Name the 31st - current presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A
KidsKonnect - Presidents

 A very special thanks to an AMAZING, INSPIRING teacher from Redmond, Oregon, Mrs. Heather Renz, who allowed us to use and modify her idea. Click her name to visit her awesome websit