Piedmont Einsteins

Knowledge is limited; Imagination encircles the world.
-Albert Einstein

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
- Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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, and then come tell your teacher the answers during your recess, lunch break, or before or after school.  You can become a 1 star member, all the way up to an
84 star member! 

Knowledge is an amazing thing, it never ends ~Mrs. Runyan   

To earn a place in my "Hall of Fame," you must earn 20 stars! 

THE CHALLENGES....Click the subject below to jump right to that section of the challenges: 

Social Studies
Language Arts

Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research....... 
1.  Name the 7 continents. The 7 Continents & 4 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 American 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 
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. Major bodies of water
Slide Show of Types
10. Name 10 major world rivers. FactMonster - Principal Rivers of the World
River Systems of the World
11.  Name 10 large deserts of the world. FactMonster deserts of the world
The Living Desert
Desert maps
12.  Name 10 large lakes in North America. US 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
15. Write the names of the 50 states on a map. Explore the States
16. Name the state capitols.  State Capitals - Homework Spot
States & Capitals Game
17. Name the 13 colonies. 13 Colonies Homepage
List of the 13 Colonies
13 Colonies Quiz & Map
18. Name the 10 Native American tribes. Native American Nations
19. Name 10 Oregon Trail landmarks. Historic Sites Along the Trail
20.  Label 10 of Tennessee's counties on a map. Tennessee Blue Book Counties Home Page
21. Name the state symbols of Tennessee. Tennessee State Symbols
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. Presidents of the USA
KidsKonnect- Presidents
25. Name the 11th - 20th presidents in order. Presidents of the USA
KidsKonnect- Presidents
26. Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order.  Presidents of the USA
KidsKonnect- Presidents
27. Name the 31st - current presidents.  Presidents of the USA
KidsKonnect- Presidents

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Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research....... 
28.  Name 15 kinds of fish. Northeast Fisheries Science Center
KidsKonnect.com - Fish 
29.  Name 15 marine creatures. National Wildlife Federation
KidsKonnect.com - Aquariums 
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. animals
Loads of desert animal information 
33. Name 10 amphibians. St. Louis Zoo Amphibian Facts
34. Name 10 reptiles. Reptile Database
35. Name 10 dinosaurs. Dinosaur Pictures
KidsKonnect.com - Dinosaurs 
36. Name 10 types of birds. State Birds of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect.com - Birds 
37. Name 10 rain forest birds or mammals. Rain forest Wildlife
Zoobooks - Rain forest Mammals Crossword Puzzle
KidsKonnect.com - Rain forest 
38. Name 10 deciduous trees. Deciduous Trees
KidsKonnect.com - Trees 
39. Name 10 rocks or minerals. Mineral Gallery - see photos
Rock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed
KidsKonnect.com - Rocks & Minerals
40. Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbol. The Periodic Table of Elements 
Another Periodic Table Website
41. Name 10 constellations. Choose a constellation then "constellation lines"
More constellation pictures
Another constellation site
42. Name 10 organs in the human body. Tour of Human Body - Think Quest
43. Name 8 types of clouds. Cloud types
More about clouds
44. Name 5 inventors and their inventions. National Inventors Hall of Fame Timeline
45. Name 5 human body systems. Inside the human body
Virtual Body
46.  Name the stages of the water cycle. Brain Pop - Water cycle
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
KidsKonnect.com - 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
51. Name 20 adjectives. What is an adjective?
More adjective info.
52. Name 15 adverbs. Adverbs
More about Adverbs
53. Name 15 prepositions. Guide to Grammar & Writing
54. Name 10 common nouns and 10 proper nouns. Nouns
Noun activities to quiz yourself with
55. Name 10 famous authors. Children's Authors

KidsKonnect.com - Authors

56. Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia. Simile, metaphor, personification
57.  Count to 20 in Spanish. Count to 20 & listen
58.  Count to 20 in French. Click "Écoutons" to listen to the numbers & then click "Répétons" and finally, "Praticons" to play a game - neat site!
59.  Use sign language and "sign" the alphabet. Animated sign language on the Net
Sign the word you'd like here
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 triangles. Math.com - 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
Take a Roman Numerals Interactive Quiz
65.  Name 5 famous mathematicians. Four famous mathematicians
A long list of mathematicians
66.  Earn 100% on the area & perimeter of rectangles quiz. Area of rectangles

Play "Shape Surveyor" to practice both

Area & perimeter - under "Free Activities", click "Area" to watch a cool slide show

67.  Earn 100% on the square roots test. Learn about square roots
Square roots flashcard game
68.  Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the basic addition facts test. Arithmattack
69.  Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the subtraction basic facts test. Arithmattack
70. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the multiplication basic facts test. Arithmattack
71.  Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the division basic facts test. Arithmattack

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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
Jobs Kids Like
73.  Name the birthstones for each month. Birthstones
74. Name 20 different modes of transportation. Transportation Timeline
Encyclopedia 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. KidsKonnect.com - Olympics
Olympic Sporting Events
78. Name 10 large US 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 - neat site!
81.  Name 10 football teams and their cities. National Football League.com
82. Name 10 basketball teams and their cities. National Basketball Association.com
83. Name 10 baseball teams and their cities. Major League Baseball.com
84. Name 10 hockey teams and their cities.  National Hockey League.com


If you encounter a broken link, or want to suggest a new challenge,
please contact Mrs. Runyan at:   cloud-stepper@comcast.net


Adapted and copied by Permission from
Mrs. Renz's Fourth Grade Web Site