Midway Elementary

Join the All Star
Mastery Club!

MINING FOR KNOWLEDGE!!!


A Club for Students Interested in Learning

Welcome to the newest, coolest club at Midway Elementary! If you like to exercise your brain, this is the club for you! 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 be able to pass of the answers. You can become a 1 star member, all the way up to a 100 star member! Learning never ends - thank goodness!  

Here are the requirements.  Choose a topic. Use the website to help you find out more, or you may use other reference books, including your social studies book, science book etc. You will get an  Mining All Star recording form, write down your answer and put it in the Mining for Knowledge Club basket.  If your challenge can’t be written on the form (such as art or a report), please write what you want to present and put it in the basket.  Sign up for an appointment to pass off your challenge!!!

                                                                      Knowlege will make you RICH!!!    Let's get started.

 

                                                           Top students will be inducted into the Mining for Knowledge Hall of Fame. 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......
1.   

Name the 7 continents.

More About the Continents

2.    Name 15 world countries.  

Country Maps

3. Name 15 major world cities.   World Cities
4.

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 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.

FactMonster 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.

Highest Peaks

14. Name the 50 states.   50 States Quiz
15. Write the names of the 50 states on a map.   Explore the States
16. Name the state capitals.  

State Capitals - Homework Spot

17. Name the 13 Colonies.  

13 Colonies Homepage

List of the 13 Colonies

13 Colonies Quiz & Map

18. Name 10 Native American tribes. Native American Nations
19 Name 10 Utah  Trail landmarks.       under construction
20.  
21. Name the state symbols of Utah.  
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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SCIENCE Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......
28.    

Name 15 kinds of fish.

Fish Facts

KidsKonnect.com - Fish

29.     Name 15 marine creatures.  

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.

Loads of desert animal information

33. Name 10 amphibians.  

Amphibians

34. Name 10 reptiles.  

Reptile Database

35. Name 10 dinosaurs.  

Dinosaur Pictures

All About Dinosaurs

36. Name 10 types of birds.  

State Birds of the U.S.A.

A-Z of Birds

37. Name 10 rainforest birds or mammals.  

Rainforest Wildlife

Zoobooks - Rainforest Mammals Crossword Puzzle

KidsKonnect.com - Rainforest

38. Name 10 deciduous trees.  

What Tree Is It?

39. Name 10 rocks or minerals.  

Mineral Gallery - see photos

Rock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed

Rocks & Minerals

40.

Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols.  

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.  

Interesting Information About the Human Body

43. Name 8 types of clouds.

More about clouds

44. Name 5 inventors and their inventions.  

National Inventors Hall of Fame Timeline

45. Name 5 human body systems

Virtual Body

Body Systems

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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LANGUAGE ARTS & LINGUISTICS

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 15 adjectives.

 

More adjective info.

52. Name 15 adverbs.

Adverbs

More about Adverbs

53. Name 15 prepositions.

Guide to Grammar & Writing

54. Name 10 common nouns & 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

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- neat site!

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

Sign Language Game

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

4th Grade 100-word list

60a
Learn 10 new words in Spanish
Spanish Vocabulary

 

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MATH

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 addition basic 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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MISCELLANEOUS

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.    
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

78 Name 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 - 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

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UTAH HISTORY... Earn BONUS STARS!

 

 

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                                                                  ASSIGNMENT

                            WEB SITE

27a

Name the 29 counties of Utah

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/counties/index.html

 

27b

Identify the 29 counties of Utah on a map

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/counties/index.html

 

27c

Name the county seats with their county

http://www.utah.com/visitor/state_facts/counties.htm

 

27d

Sing/recite/the state song,

Utah This is the Place

http://pioneer.utah.gov/utah_on_the_web/utah_symbols/new_song.html

 

27e

Name all of the National Parks in Utah and show where they are on a map.

http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/

 

27f

Sing/recite the Star Spangled Banner (1st  and last Verse)

http://wilstar.com/holidays/ssbanner.htm

 

 

27g

Create a brochure about one of the national parks in Utah                                                                         

http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/

 

27h

Write a report about a famous person from Utah.

http://www.onlineutah.com/famousutahns.shtml

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/famousutahns.html

 

 

27i

Write/or tell about one of the five main tribes of  Indians in Utah

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/americanindians.html

 

27j

Create a 3-D map of Utah showing mountains,lakes, rivers etc.  You can use any medium…clay, pizza, cake!

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/geography/index.html 

27k

Name all of the symbols of Utah

http://www.utah.gov/about/symbols.html

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/symbols.html

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/symbols.html

 

27l

Write a report on one of the symbols telling what it means and how it got chosen

 

http://www.utah.gov/about/symbols.html

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/symbols.html

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/symbols.html

 

27m

List 10 interesting places in Utah to visit

http://www.utah.com/destinations/

 

27n

Name 10 of Utah’s governors, including the 1st and current one.

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/governors/index.html

 

27o

Name 5 important dates in Utah history and what they represent.

http://historyforkids.utah.gov/timeline/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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