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The Golden Brain Challenge Club

 The Golden Brain Challenge Club is for students who are interested in achieving above and beyond the normal classroom expectations.

To become a member you must choose a topic from the list and learn about the topic on your own. You may go the library and look up the answers or just click on the links featured on our website. Record your answers in your Golden Brain notebook.

You will earn one star for each correctly completed challenge. Once you earn at least 15 stars, you will be entered into the Golden Brain Hall of Fame

Good Luck and have fun!

**A Note to Parents and Students: we have made every attempt to make sure the links below are kid-friendly. However, the web changes rapidly. Always informed us if you see something that you think might be inappropriate.**

The Challenges....



1. Name the 7 continents. Continents
2. Name 15 world countries. Countries of the World
3. Name 15 major capital cities of the world and their countries. World Capital Cities
4. Name 10 major U.S. cities and their states. 50 Largest Cities in the US
5. Name 10 holidays that are celebrated in another country and tell what country the holiday is from. List of Holidays by Country
6. Name 15 types of dwellings. Dwellings
7. Name 10 South American and Central American countries. South America Country Map Central America Map
8. Name 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. Country Maps
9. Name 10 countries in Europe. Countries in Europe
10. Name 10 countries in Africa. Countries in Africa
11. Name 10 major bodies of water. Oceans and Seas
12. Name 10 major world rivers. Rivers of the World
13. Name 10 large deserts of the world. Deserts of the world Desert maps
14. Name 10 large lakes of the world. Large Lakes of the World
15. Name 10 large lakes in the North America. North American Lakes
16. Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges. World Mountain Maps - click a mountain  Mountain Ranges
17. Name 10 of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Highest Peaks
18. Name the 50 states. 50 States Quiz
19. Name the state capitals. State Capitals - Homework Spot States & Capitals Game
20. List the postal abbreviations for each of the 50 states. United States Postal System
21. Name the 13 Colonies. 13 Colonies HomepageList of the 13 Colonies 13 Colonies Quiz & Map
22. Name 10 Native American tribes. Native American Nations
23. Name 10 Oregon Trail landmarks. Historic Sites Along the Trail
24. Label 10 of Florida's counties on the map. NetState Florida
25. Name the state symbols of Florida. NetState Florida
26. Name 8 explorers. Zoom Explorers
2. 7 Name 8 Civil War battlefields. Civil War Battlefields & information Civil War battlefields A to Z
28. List the titles of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. America's Library
29. Name 10 symbols of the United States government. Symbols of the US Government
30. Name and describe the powers of the three branches of the United States government. Branches of Government
31. Name the 1st - 10th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A. KidsKonnect - Presidents
32. Name the 11th - 20th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A. KidsKonnect - Presidents
33. Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order. Presidents of the U.S.A. KidsKonnect - Presidents.
34. Name the 31st - current presidents. Presidents of the U.S.A. KidsKonnect - Presidents





35. Name and describe 5 of the Earth's biomes. Habitats/Biomes
36. What is a fish? Name 15 kinds of fish. Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Fish
37. Name 15 marine creatures. - Aquariums
38. What is a mammal? Name 15 mammals. All About Mammals
39. What is a vertebrate animal? Name 15 vertebrate animals. List of vertebrate animals Vertebrate animals & photos
40. What is an invertebrate animal? Name 15 invertebrate animals. Invertebrate Printouts
41. Name 15 desert animals or wildlife. Loads of desert animal information
43. What is an amphibian? Name 10 amphibians. Amphibians Amphibians
43. What is a reptile? Name 10 reptiles. Reptile Database
44. What is a marsupial? Name 10 marsupials. Marsupial Printouts
45. Name 10 dinosaurs. Dinosaur Pictures - Dinosaurs
46. What is a bird? Name 10 types of birds. State Birds of the U.S.A. - Birds
47. Name 10 rain forest birds or mammals. Rainforest WildlifeZoobooks - Rainforest Mammals Crossword Puzzle - Rainforest
48. Draw and label the life cycle of a mealworm. Mealworm Lifecycle
49. What is an endangered animal? Name 10 endangered animals. Endangered Animals
50. What is a threatened animal? Name 10 threatened animals. Redlist of Threatened Species
51. What is an extinct animal? Name 10 extinct animals, not including dinosaurs. Extinct Animals
52. Name 15 insects. Zoom Insects
53. Name 10 deciduous trees. Deciduous Trees - Trees
54. Name 10 rocks or minerals. Mineral Gallery - see photosRock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed - Rocks & Minerals
55. Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols. The Periodic Table of Elements Another Periodic Table Website
56. Name 10 constellations. Choose a constellation then "constellation lines"More constellation pictures Another constellation site
57. Name 10 organs in the human body. Tour of Human Body
58. Name 8 types of clouds. More about clouds
59. Name 5 inventors and their inventions. National Inventors Hall of Fame Timeline
60. Name 5 human body systems Virtual Body
61. Draw a picture naming the stages of the water cycle. Brain Pop - Watercycle
62. Name and draw a picture of the 8 phases of the moon. Phases of the Moon Phases of the Moon
63. Name 5 famous scientists and tell what they are famous for. Famous Scientists
64. Name 6 types of simple machines and give an example of each type. Simple Machines
65. Name the order of the colors in the rainbow. About Rainbows
66. Label the major bones of the skeleton. Human Skeleton - Enchanted Learning Mr. Bones Assembly Activity
67. Name the planets of the solar system in order. Introduction to the Nine Planets
68. Name 10 things that magnets attract.  
69. Draw and label a food chain.  
70. Name 10 omnivores. Omnivores What is an Omnivore?
71. Name 10 carnivores. All About Carnivores
72. Name 10 herbivores. What is a Herbivore?





73. What is a verb? Name 20 verbs.   What is a Verb? Play the "Nouns or Verbs? game
74. What is an adjective? Name 15 adjectives. What is an adjective? More adjective info.
75. What is an adverb? Name 15 adverbs. Adverbs More about Adverbs
76. What is a preposition? Name 15 prepositions. Guide to Grammar & Writing
77. What is the difference between common and proper nouns? Name 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns. Nouns Noun activities to quiz yourself with
78. Name 10 famous authors and one book that each author wrote. Children's Authors - Authors
79. Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia. Simile, metaphor, personification Onomatopoeia
80. Write a friendly letter and label the parts of the letter. Letter Generator
81. What is a prefix? List 10 words that have 10 different prefixes. Prefix Workshop
82. What is a suffix? List 10 words that have 10 different suffixes. Suffix Workshop
83. Use sign language and "sign" the alphabet. Funbrain Sign Language
84. What is a synonym? Write a list of 10 pairs of synonyms. Synonyms
85. What is an antonym? Write a list of 10 pairs of antonyms. Antonyms





86. Draw the lines of symmetry for the capital alphabet. Symmetry of Capital Letters
87. Compute area of squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles. - Area Formulas
88. Name the perfect square numbers up to 225.   Learn Your Square Numbers
89. Write in Roman numerals up to 100. Roman numerals Know your Roman numerals Take a Roman Numerals Interactive Quiz
90. Name 5 famous mathematicians and tell why each is famous. Four famous mathematicians A long list of mathematicians
91. Name the place values from ones to trillions. Place Value Chart
92. Name and describe (or draw) 10 geometric figures. Figures and Polygons
93. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the addition basic facts test.  Arithmattack
94. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the subtraction basic facts test.   Arithmattack
95. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the multiplication basic facts test. Arithmattack
96. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the division basic facts test.   Arithmattack



97. Count to 30 in Spanish. Spanish Numbers (Click on Numbers 1-30)
98. Name 10 colors in Spanish. Colors in Spanish
99. Name the months of the year in Spanish. Months, Seasons, and Dates
The Months in Spanish Games
100. Name the days of the week in Spanish. Days of the Week
101. Name 5 famous Spanish people and describe why they are famous. Famous Spanish People




102. Name one career for each letter of the alphabet. Jobs Kids Like
103. Name the birthstones for each month.   Birthstones
104. Name 20 different modes of transportation.    
105. Name 15 breeds of horses.   Horse Breeds of the World
106. Name 15 breeds of dogs. Dog breeds from A.K.C.
107. Name 15 breeds of cats. CFA Breeds
108. Name 12 winter or summer Olympic events. - Olympics
109. Name 10 large U.S. corporations.   Career Lab - Corporate Clients
110. Name 10 famous jazz musicians. List of Jazz Musicians
111. Name 10 instruments in a marching band.   Instrument Encyclopedia
112. Name 10 instruments in a symphony orchestra.   Sounds from the Orchestra
113. Name 10 classical music composers and what country they were from. Composer Biographies
114. Name 10 inventors and their inventions. Invent Now!
115. Name 10 football teams and their cities.   National Football
116. Name 10 basketball teams and their cities.   National Basketball
117. Name 10 baseball teams and their cities.   Major League
118. Name 10 hockey teams and their cities.  National Hockey



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