Mastery Club Challenges






These mastery challenges are for learners who are interested in achieving "above and beyond" our normal classroom expectations.  Links are provided for each of the mastery challenges to help you research your chosen challenge, however, there are many more resources available to you in books, in the library, and on the internet.  After you have learned your chosen challenge, you'll have to share the 100% correct answers with me during a recess or after school.  Additional attempts, if 100% isn't achieved, must wait until the next school day.  I can accept just one mastery challenge attempt per day per learner.  You can choose to master one challenge or all the challenges.  Certificates of Achievement will be sent home quarterly with report cards.  Any learner mastering twenty or more challenges will have their name listed on our Mastery Challenge Wall of Fame and it will remain there forever, year after year.  Ideas for additions to the mastery challenge list are always welcomed and our list is ever growing.  Thank goodness because learning never ends!



"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."  -  Clay P Bedford



Social Studies Mastery Challenges (please use the internet only when mom or dad can be with you)

   Social Studies Mastery Challenges
 Websites to Assist in Your Research
1
 Name the 7 continents.
 Continent Information
 World Atlas Lists
 Sheppard Software
 Map of the World
2
 Name 15 world countries.
 Country Maps
 World Atlas Lists
 Sheppard Software
 Map of the World
3
 Name 15 major world cities.
 World Cities
 World Atlas Lists
 Wikipedia List of Cities by Population
 About the World's Largest Cities
 Map of the World
 Arounder Panoramic Images of World Sites
4
 Name 15 types of dwellings.
 Types of Dwellings
 Yahoo Answers
 Houses Around the World
5
 Name 10 South American and Central American countries.
 South America Country Map
 Central America Country Map
 Sheppard Software - Central and South America
 
Sheppard Software - Mexico
 Map of the World
6
 Name 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.
 Country Maps
 
Sheppard Software
 Map of the World
7
 Name 10 countries in Europe.
 European Countries
 Quiz Yourself
 European Country Game
 Sheppard Software
 Map of the World
8  Name 10 countries in Africa.
 African Countries
 Quiz Yourself
 Sheppard Software
 Map of the World
9
 Name 10 major bodies of water.
 Oceans and Seas
 Major Bodies of Water List
 World Atlas Lists
 
Sheppard Software
 
Sheppard Software
 Digital Dialects Oceans and Seas
 Map of the World
10
 Name 10 major world rivers.
 Principal Rivers of the World
 River Systems of the World
 World Atlas Lists
 
Sheppard Software
 Map of the World
 11  Name 10 large world deserts.
 Deserts of the World
 Deserts Map
 World Atlas Lists
 Maps of the World
12
 Name 10 large lakes in North America.
 Lakes of the World
 U.S. Lakes
 World Atlas Lists
 Sheppard Software
13
 Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges.
 Highest Peaks
 World Atlas Lists
 Map of the World
14
 Name the 50 states.
 50 States List
 50 States Quiz
 Sheppard Software
 Map of the World
15
 Label the 50 states on a map.
 Explore the States
 Label a U.S. Map
 Sheppard Software
 
Map of the World
16
 Name the 50 state capitals.
 State Capitals
 Sheppard Software
 
Map of the World
17  Name the 13 colonies.
 13 Colonies List
 13 Colonies Map and Quiz
 13 Originals
 13 Original Colonies
 Social Studies for Kids
 Picadome Elementary 13 Colonies
 Mr Nussbaum's 13 Colonies
 18  Name 10 Native American tribes.
 Native American Nations
 Native American Tribes and Languages
 Thinkquest
 Wisconsin Tribes
19
 Name 10 Oregon Trail landmarks.
 Landmarks Along the Oregon Trail
 History Globe
 Oregon Trail Panorama Images
 Oregon Trail Center
 Trail Landmarks by State
20
 Label 10 Wisconsin counties on a map.
 Wisconsin Counties
 21  Name 10 Wisconsin state symbols.
 Wisconsin State Symbols
22
 Name 10 explorers.
 Enchanted Learning Explorers
 Wisconsin Explorers
23  Name 10 Civil War battlefields.
 Civil War Battlefields
 Civil War A to Z
 American Civil War
 24  Name to 1st through 10th president in order.
 Info Please Almanac Presidents
 Sheppard Software
25
 Name the 11th through 20th president in order.
 Info Please Almanac Presidents
 Sheppard Software
26
 Name the 21st through 30th president in order.
 Info Please Almanac Presidents
 Sheppard Software
 27  Name the 31st through current president in order.
 Info Please Almanac Presidents
 Sheppard Software




Science Mastery Challenges (please use the internet only when mom or dad can be with you)

   Science Mastery Challenges
 Websites to Assist in Your Research
 28  Name 15 kinds of fish.
 Kinds of Fish
 Interesting Fish Facts
 Animal Websites for Elementary Research
 
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 NatGeo Fish
 Arkive - Fish
 Exploring Nature
 29  Name 15 marine creatures.
 (Must be 15 different marine creatures from #28 fish.)
 Marine Creatures
 
Animal Websites for Elementary Research
 Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 Arkive - Marine Invertebrates
 
Exploring Nature
 30  Name 15 mammals.
 All About Mammals
 Animal Photos
 
Animal Websites for Elementary Research
 Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 NatGeo Mammals
 Arkive - Mammals
 
Exploring Nature
 Infrared Zoo
 31  Name 15 vertebrate animals.
 (Must be 15 different animals from #30 mammals.)
 List of Vertebrate Animals
 Vertebrate Animals and Photos
 Animal Photos
 
Animal Websites for Elementary Research
 
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 NatGeo Mammals
 Arkive - Mammals
 
Exploring Nature
 
Infrared Zoo
 111  Name 15 invertebrates.
 Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 NatGeo Invertebrates
 NatGeo Bugs
 Arkive - Terrestrial and Fresh Water
 Arkive - Marine
 
Exploring Nature
 
Infrared Zoo
 32  Name 15 kinds of desert wildlife.
 Desert Animals
 Desert USA
 Digital Desert
 Exploring Nature
 33  Name 10 amphibians.
 Amphibians
 
Animal Websites for Elementary Research
 Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 NatGeo Amphibians
 Arkive - Amphibians
 
Exploring Nature
 
Infrared Zoo
 34  Name 10 reptiles.
 Reptiles
 
Animal Websites for Elementary Research
 
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 NatGeo Reptiles
 Arkive - Reptiles
 
Exploring Nature
 
Infrared Zoo
 35  Name 10 dinosaurs.
 Dinosaur Pictures
 All About Dinosaurs
 MS Nucleus
 NatGeo Prehistoric Animals
 36  Name 10 birds.
 Birds of the 50 States
 State Birds
 Bird Photos
 
Animal Websites for Elementary Research
 Smithsonian National Zoological Park
 NatGeo Birds
 Arkive - Birds
 Exploring Nature
 
Infrared Zoo
 37  Name 10 kinds of rainforest wildlife.
 Rainforest Wildlife
 Zoobooks Crossword Puzzle
 Amazon Wildlife
 NatGeo Rainforest Pictures
 Rainforest Connection
 Exploring Nature
 107  Name 10 biomes.
 Biomes
 Blue Planet Biomes
 World's Biomes
 Exploring Nature
 38  Name 10 deciduous trees.
 What Tree Is It?
 Diciduous Trees
 Exploring Nature
 39  Name 10 rocks or minerals.
 Mineral Gallery
 How Rocks Are Formed
 Rocks and Minerals
 Minerals of Wisconsin
 Name That Rock
 Minerals by Name
 40  Name 10 elements and their periodic table symbols.
 Periodic Table for Kids
 Periodic Table Game
 Periodic Table Video
 Proton Don Periodic Table Game
 Sheppard Software
 YouTube Song
 Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
 41  Name 10 constellations.
 Choose a Constellation
 Constellations
 Constellation Song
 Google Sky
 42  Name 10 organs in the human body.
 Human Body Organs
 Put Arnold's Organs Back
 Human Organ Game and Another
 
Kids Konnect
 43  Name 8 types of clouds.
 More About Clouds
 Sky Fire
 Cloud Atlas
 NatGeo Clouds
 Web Weather for Kids
 44  Name 10 inventors and their inventions.
 National Inventors Hall of Fame
 Wisconsin Inventors
 American Inventors
 Kids Konnect
 Cyber Sleuth
 By Kids For Kids
 Kid Inventors
 45  Name 8 human body systems.
 Virtual Body
 Body Systems Game
 Kids Konnect
 46  Name the stages of the water cycle.
 Water Cycle
 Kid Zone Water Cycle
 Water Cycle for Kids
 Water Cycle Animation
 Monterey Institute
 47  Name the order of the colors of the rainbow.
 About Rainbows
 Rainbow Colors and Their Meanings
 113 Name the colors of the rainbow in sign language.
 Colors of the Rainbow YouTube video
 48  Label the major bones of the skeleton.
 Enchanted Learning Human Skeleton
 Mr Bones Assembly Activity
 ABCYa Skeletal System
 Ms Nucleus Hip Hop Bones
 
Kids Konnect
 Exploring Nature 
 49  Name the order of the planets in our solar system.
 Introduction to the Planets
 MS Nucleus
 Kids Astronomy
 Nine Planets
 NASA
 Solar System Scope
 NASA's Space Place
 Exploring Nature
 Puffy's Pluto Rap Video
 Star Date
 Google Sky




Language Arts and Linguistics Mastery Challenges (please use the internet only when mom or dad can be with you)

   Language Arts and Linguistics Mastery Challenges
 Websites to Assist in Your Research
 50  Name 20 verbs.
 What's a Verb?
 Noun or Verb Game
 Past Present and Future Verbs
 Gamequarium
 51  Name 15 adjectives and the words they describe.
 Adjectives
 Adjective and Adverb Quiz
 Adjective Quiz
 
Gamequarium
 52  Name 15 adverbs and the words they describe.
 Adverbs
 
Adjective and Adverb Quiz
 Adverb Quiz
 
Gamequarium
 53  Name 15 prepositions in phrases.
 Prepositions
 Preposition Quiz
 List of Prepositions
 
Gamequarium
 54  Name 10 common nouns and 10 proper nouns.
 Nouns
 Proper Noun Quiz
 
Gamequarium
 Proper Nouns
 106  Name 10 plural nouns and 10 possessive nouns.    
 Nouns
 
Gamequarium
 Plural and Possessive Games
 School of Fish
 Harcourt
 55  Write 10 sentences with a compound subject.
 Subjects and Predicates
 Quia
 Quiz Time
 56  Write 10 sentences with a compound predicate.
 Subjects and Predicates
 Quia
 Quiz Time
57
 Name 10 prefixes and what each means
 Prefixes and Their Meanings
 Prefixes and Suffixes
 
Prefix and Suffix
 The Prefix and Suffix Machine
 58  Name 10 suffixes and what each means
 Suffixes and Their Meanings
 
Prefixes and Suffixes
 Prefix and Suffix
 
The Prefix and Suffix Machine
 59  Name 10 famous authors and one of each of their books.
 Children's Authors
 KidsKonnect Authors
 Wisconsin Authors
 60  Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia.
 Alliteration 1 and Alliteration 2
 Personification 1 and Personification 2
 Simile 1 and Simile 2 and Simile 3
 Metaphor 1 and Metaphor 2 and Metaphor 3
 Onomatopoeia 1 and Onomatopoeia 2 and Onomatopoeia 3
 Kids Konnect
 112  Name 10 idioms and explain what they mean.
 Idiom Site
 Idioms by Kids
 American Idioms
 61  Count to 20 in Spanish.
 Count in Spanish
 SpanishTown
 Apples4theTeacher
 62  Count to 20 in French.
 Click "Ecoutons" (listen) then "Repetons" (repeat) then "Practicons"       (practice)
 About French
 YouTube
 63  Count to 20 in American sign language.
 Sign Language Pictures
 Sign Language Game
 64  Use American sign language to sign the alphabet.
 Sign Language Explanations
 Sign Language Pictures
 Sign Language Game
 65  Spell 100 4th grade level spelling words.
 All About Spelling
 Time 4 Learning
 AAASpell




Math Mastery Mastery Challenges (please use the internet only when mom or dad can be with you)

   Math Mastery Challenges
 Websites to Assist in Your Research
 66  Draw the lines of symmetry for the upper case alphabet.
 Symmetry of Capital Letters
 67  Compute the perimeter of squares, rectangles and complex shapes.
 Perimeter Formulas
 Perimeter and Area
 68  Compute the area for squares, rectangles and complex shapes.
 Area Formulas
 
Perimeter and Area
 69  Name the perfect square numbers up to 225.
 Learn Your Square Numbers
 70  Write in Roman numerals up to 100.
 Roman Numerals
 Know Your Roman Numerals
 Roman Numeral Quiz
 71  Name 5 famous mathematicians and what they studied.
 Famous Mathematicians
 Greatest Mathematicians
 72  Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the mixed addition math fact test.
 Math Fact Practice
 73  Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the mixed subtraction math fact test.
 Math Fact Practice
 74  Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the mixed multiplication math fact test.
 Math Fact Practice
 75  Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the mixed division math fact test.
 Math Fact Practice
 76  Compute a one-digit by a 15-digit multiplication puzzle.
 WebMath Multiplication
 Mr Martini's Math Classroom
 77  Compute a one-digit by a 15 digit long division puzzle.
 WebMath Division
 Mr Martini's Math Classroom




Religion Mastery Challenges (please use the internet only when mom or dad can be with you)

  Religion Mastery Challenges
 Websites to Assist in Your Research
 78  Name the 7 Sacraments.
 Catholic Lists
 79  Name the 7 Corporal Works of Mercy.
 Catholic Lists
 80  Name the 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy.
 Catholic Lists
 81  Name the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
 Catholic Lists
 82  Name the 7 capital sins and their contrary values.
 Catholic Lists
 83  Name the 10 Commandments.
 Catholic Lists
 84  Name the 6 American Holy Days of Obligation.
 Catholic Lists
 85  Name the 4 Pillars of the Catholic Faith.
 Catholic Lists
 86  Name the 12 Apostles.
 Catholic Lists
 87  Name the 8 Beatitudes.
 Catholic Lists
 88  Name the 14 Stations of the Cross.
 Catholic Lists
 89  Name the 15 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
 Catholic Lists




Miscellaneous Mastery Challenges (please use the internet only when mom or dad can be with you)

  Miscellaneous Mastery Challenges
Websites to Assist in Your Research
 90  Name one career for each letter of the alphabet.
 List of Careers
 91  Name the birthstones for each month.
 Birthstones
 92  Name 20 different modes of transportation.
 Modes of Transportation
 93  Name 15 breeds of horses.
 Horse Breeds of the World
 94  Name 15 breeds of dogs.
 AKC Dog Breeds
 95  Name 12 winter Olympic events.
 Olympic Events
 96  Name 12 summer Olympic events.
 Olympic Events
 97  Name 10 large U.S. corporations.
 Corporate Clients
 98  Name 10 instruments in a marching band.
 Instrument Encyclopedia
 99  Name 10 instruments in a Symphony orchestra.
 Sounds from the Orchestra
 100  Name 10 football teams and their cities.
 National Football League
 101  Name 10 soccer teams and their U.S. cities.
 Major League Soccer
 102  Name 10 soccer teams and their countries.
 Click "Associations" Tab
103  Name 10 basketball teams and their cities.
 National Basketball Association
104  Name 10 baseball teams and their cities.
 Major League Baseball
105  Name 10 hockey teams and their cities.
 National Hockey League
 108  Name the months in order and tell how many days are in each.
 Poem Number 83
 109  Name 10 national parks.
 National Parks
 110  Name 10 colleges and the states they're located in.
 College List
 College Directory

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Look at All the Challenges We've Mastered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Student Name
Challenges Mastered
Margo

Ceci

Adrienne

Mitchell

Peter

Alex

Bob
 
Mark
 
Audrey
 
Marylin
 
Joe
 
Maximo

Jacob

Jack

Michael

 Daniel 
 Jeffrey
 
 Mary Grace
 
 Olivia 
 William 
 Ed 
Kaitlyn
 
 Andrew 
 Kate 




Mastery Challenges Wall of Fame

Student Name
 Number of Challenges Mastered
Year
 Tim R
 20  2012-2013
 Jack S
 42  2013-2014
 Jake M
 31 2013-2014
 Sarah W
 24  2013-2014
Ally P
26
2013-2014
 Michalene M21
 2013-2014
 Savanna K20
 2013-2014
 George K
20
 2013-2014
Sofia S
 202013-2014
Nina A
 20 2014-2015




Thanks to Mrs Renz at Tom McCall Elementary School in Redmond, Oregon for sharing this Mastery Club Challenge idea with me.