Mastery Club

Thank you so much to Mrs. Heather Renz 
for allowing us to join her challenge in the Mastery Club.  
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    This is a club for students who are interested in achieving "above and beyond" the normal classroom expectations.  All you have to do is learn all about the topic, that you research and tell Mrs. Volak in your "Stop & Jot" Notebook.  Write the title, MASTERY CLUB, the SUBJECT #  and drain your brain on paper with the answer you discovered.

(Date in margin)  Mastery Club:
                                 Social Studies #1
                                                                           The 7 continents are (tell me your research!)


 Challenges List - Updated 9/09 Editable

Challenges List - PDF



Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......

Name the 7 continents.

More About the Continents

2.   Name 15 world countries.  

Country Maps

3.Name 15 major world cities.  World Cities

Name 15 types of 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 Yourself

Click on the correct European country game

8.Name 10 countries in Africa.

African countries     Quiz Yourself

9.Name 10 major bodies of water.  Oceans and Seas
10.Name 10 major world rivers.  

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.  

U.S.     Lakes of the world

13.Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges.

Highest Peaks

14.Name the 50 states.  50 States List      50 States Quiz
15.Write the names of the 50 states on a map.  Explore the States    U.S. Map to Label
16.Name the state capitals.  

State Capitals - Homework Spot

17.Name the 13 Colonies.  

13 Colonies   13 Colonies Quiz & Map

18.Name 10 Native American tribes.Native American Nations
19Name 10 Oregon Trail landmarks.  Historic Sites Along the Oregon Trail
20.Label 10 Oregon counties on the map.  Oregon Blue Book Counties Home Page
21.Name the state symbols of Oregon.  Oregon Symbols 1    Oregon Symbols 2    Oregon Symbols 3
22.Name 8 explorers.  Zoom Explorers
23.Name 8 Civil War battlefields.

Civil War Battlefields & Information   Civil War Battlefields A to Z

24.Name the 1st - 10th presidents in order.  

Info Please Almanac Presidents

25.Name the 11th  - 20th presidents in order.  Info Please Almanac Presidents
26.Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order.  Info Please Almanac Presidents
27.Name the 31st - current presidents.  

Info Please Almanac Presidents


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SCIENCEHere's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......

Name 15 kinds of fish.

Kinds of Fish       Interesting Fish Facts

29.    Name 15 marine creatures.  

Marine Creatures

30.Name 15 mammals.  

All About Mammals

31.Name 15 vertebrate animals.

List of vertebrate animals        Vertebrate animals & photos

32.Name 15 desert animals or wildlife.

Loads of desert animal information

33.Name 10 amphibians.  


34.Name 10 reptiles.  

Reptile Database

35.Name 10 dinosaurs.  

Dinosaur Pictures      All About Dinosaurs

36.Name 10 types of birds.  

Birds of the 50 States

37.Name 10 rainforest birds or mammals.  

Rainforest Wildlife      Zoobooks -  Crossword Puzzle

38.Name 10 deciduous trees.  

What Tree Is It?

39.Name 10 rocks or minerals.  

Mineral Gallery - photos     How Rocks are Formed    Rocks & Minerals


Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols.  

Periodic Table for Kids      Game - Periodic Table

41.Name 10 constellations.

Choose a constellation then "constellation lines"     Constellations

42.Name 10 organs in the human body.  

Human Body Organs

43.Name 8 types of clouds.

More about clouds

44.Name 5 inventors and their inventions.  

National Inventors Hall of Fame

45.Name 5 human body systems

Virtual Body     Body Systems     Body System Game

46.Name the stages of the water cycle.  

Water Cycle Animation

47.Name the order of the colors in the rainbow.  

About Rainbows

48.Label the major bones of the skeleton.Human Skeleton - Enchanted Learning     Mr. Bones Assembly Activity
49.Name the order of the planets in the solar system.  

Introduction to the Nine Planets

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Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......
50.Name 20 verbs.  

What is a Verb?    Play the "Nouns or Verbs? game

51Name 15 adjectives.

More adjective info.

52.Name 15 adverbs.


53.Name 15 prepositions.

List of Prepositions

54.Name 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns.

Nouns     Noun activities to quiz yourself with

55.Name 10 famous authors.

Children's Authors - Authors

56.Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia.

Simile, metaphor, personification      Onomatopoeia

57.Count to 20 in Spanish.

Count to 20 & listen

58.Count to 20 in French.

Click "Ecoutons" to listen to the numbers & then click "Repetons" and finally, "Praticons" to play a game

59.Use sign language to "sign" the alphabet.

Sign Language Game

60.Score 100% on the grade-level 100-word spelling test.  

4th Grade 100-word list


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Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......
61.Draw the lines of symmetry for the capital alphabet.Symmetry of Capital Letters
62.Compute area of squares, rectangles, circles, and - Area Formulas
63.Name the perfect square numbers up to 225.  Learn Your Square Numbers
64.Write in Roman numerals up to 100.

Roman numerals    Know your Roman numerals    Roman Numerals Quiz

65.Name 5 famous mathematicians.

Four famous mathematicians     Long list of mathematicians

66.Earn 100% on the area & perimeter of rectangles quiz.

Area of rectangles    Play "Shape Surveyor" to practice both

67.Earn 100% on the square roots test.

Learn about square roots    Square roots flashcard game

68.Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the addition basic facts test. 


69.Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the subtraction basic facts test. 


70.Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the multiplication basic facts test.  

Arithmattack    Take the Test

71.Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the division basic facts test.  



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Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......
72.Name one career for each letter of the alphabet.  

A HUGE list of careers

73.Name the birthstones for each month.  Birthstones
74.Name 20 different modes of transportation.  Modes of Transportation
75.Name 15 breeds of horses.  Horse Breeds of the World
76.Name 15 breeds of dogs.Dog Breeds from A.K.C.
77.Name 12 winter or summer Olympic events.  

Olympic Events

78Name 10 large U.S. corporations.  Career Lab - Corporate Clients
79.Name 10 instruments in a marching band.  Instrument Encyclopedia
80.Name 10 instruments in a symphony orchestra.  Sounds from the Orchestra
81.Name 10 football teams and their cities.  National Football League
82.Name 10 basketball teams and their cities.  National Basketball Association
83.Name 10 baseball teams and their cities.  Major League Baseball
84.Name 10 hockey teams and their cities. National Hockey
85.Name 10 National ParksNational Parks Website
86.Name 10 colleges and their statesColleges Website

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