Beary Brilliant

Shining Star Club

This is a club for students who are interested in going above and beyond what is taught in the classroom. 

Directions:

* Pick a question you would like to find out the answer to.

* Take out your Beary Brilliant Shining Star Club notebook and start researching the answer using a book or the internet. "Make a List" means to number down the paper first, then write one answer per line next to each number. "Make a table" means to use columns with headings, number down the paper on the left, then list the information that goes together horizontally through the columns. Ask Mrs. Pugh if you are not sure what to do.

* Write the number, the question, and your answer in your notebook using your best handwriting.

* Turn in your notebook in the morning with your homework.

* For each question that is answered and explained correctly, you will receive one point and a star on your notebook score sheet.

You can become a 1 star member, all the way up to a 120-star member!  

Your name will go into our Hall of Fame once you earn 20 points.

Knowledge is power !

Social Studies Science Language Arts Math Miscellaneous
 
SOCIAL STUDIES Here's a Web Site to Assist You
in Your Research.......
1.   
List the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
2.   
List 15 major world countries.  
3.
List 10 major world cities and the countries they are in.  
4.
List 10 North American and Central American countries.
5.
List 10 South American countries.  
6.
List 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  
7.
List 10 countries in Europe.
8.
List 10 countries in Asia.
9.
List 10 countries in Africa.
10.
List 10 major bodies of water.  
11.
Make a table of 10 major world rivers and the country each is in.  
12.
List 10 large deserts of the world.

FactMonster deserts of the world

Desert maps

13.
List 10 large lakes in North America.  
14.
Make a table of 10 major mountains or mountain ranges and the country where each is located.
15.
List the 13 Colonies.
16.
Make a table of the 50 states and their capitals.
17.
Label the 50 states on a map.  Get the map from Mrs. Pugh. Print the names, not just the abbreviations.
18.
Make a table of the postal abbreviations for each of the 50 states next to the full name of each.  
19.
Make a table of 10 state symbols of Indiana: bird, flower, tree, nickname, motto, stone, song, poem, pie, and beverage.
20.
Make a list of 10 Native American tribes from Indiana.
21.
List 10 cities in Indiana.
22.
Make a table of 10 famous people from Indiana and tell why they are famous.
23.
Label 10 of Indiana's counties on a map. Ask Mrs. Pugh for an Indiana map, or print a blank one from the internet.
24.
List 5 Indiana "firsts".
25.
Make a table of the 1st - 15th presidents in order, first and last names, and the years of their terms.
26.
Make a table of the 16th - 30th presidents in order, first and last names, and the years of their terms. 
27.
Make a table of the 31st - current presidents in order, first and last names, and the years of their terms.
28.
Make a table of 10 U.S. National Parks and the states they are in.
29.
Make a table of 8 North American explorers and what they discovered.
30.
List 5 famous people in American history and tell why each is famous.
 
SCIENCE Here's a Web Site to Assist You
in Your Research.......
31.    
List 15 kinds of fish.

Fish Facts

List of fish

32.  

List 15 marine creatures.

Yahoo Answers

33.
List 15 mammals.  

All About Mammals

34.
List 15 vertebrate animals.


Vertebrate animals & photos

35.
List 10 amphibians.  

Amphibians

36.
List 10 reptiles.  

Reptile Database

37.
Make a table of 10 dinosaurs from each era--Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous.  

Dinosaur Pictures
All About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs by Period

38.
List 10 types of birds.  

Alphabetical List of Birds

39.
List 10 types of mountain animals.

Mountain Animals

40.
List 10 rainforest birds or mammals.  

Rainforest Wildlife

41.
List 10 carnivores and tell their favorite food.  

Nature Works

List of Carnivores

Carnivore Poster

How to tell which type the animal is

Animal Diet Game

42.
List 10 omnivores and tell their favorite food.  

Nature Works

Omnivore Poster

43.
List 10 herbivores and tell their favorite food.  

Herbivores

Herbivore Poster

44.
List 10 deciduous trees. 

What Tree Is It?

45.
List 10 rocks or minerals.  

Mineral Gallery - see photos
Rocks and Minerals

Minerals

Types of Rocks game

46.

Make a table of 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols.  

Game to Play - Periodic Table

Chem 4 Kids

47.
List 10 constellations.

Choose a constellation then "constellation lines"
More constellation pictures


Another constellation site

48.
Draw a realistic diagram of a rainbow and label the order of the 7 colors in the rainbow.

About Rainbows

49.
Name 8 types of clouds and draw realistic pictures of each.

Clouds for Kids

More about clouds

50.
Make a table of 5 inventors and their inventions.  

Inventions and Inventors

Inventions by Century

51.
Make a table of 7 human body systems and tell what the main function of each system is.

Body System Game

Another Body System Game

Body Systems with links

52.
Make a table of 10 organs in the human body and tell which body system it belongs to.  

Interesting Information About the Human Body

Body organs

53.
Label at least 10 major bones of the skeleton. Get a blank skeleton paper from Mrs. Pugh, or print out a blank skeleton online.

Human Skeleton - Enchanted Learning


Skeleton with link to print blank below it

54.
Make a table of 7 astronauts, the mission each flew on, and the year it happened.

Nasa

55.
Draw and label the life cycle of a frog.

Frog Life Cycle

56.
List 20 flowers and draw a picture of 10 of them.  

Flower Dictionary.com

How to Draw Flowers

57.
Draw a floor plan of your house and develop and explain a fire safety exit plan for your each room of your house.  

Sparky the Fire Dog

Fire Safety

58.
Make a table of and describe 7 types of natural disasters.  

Natural Disasters

59.
Make a list of 7 facts about magnets.  

Facts About Magnets for Kids

Magnets

 
LANGUAGE ARTS Here's a Web Site to Assist You
in Your Research.......
60
List 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns.
61.
List 20 verbs.  
62.
List 20 adjectives.
63.
List 20 adverbs.
64.
List 10 conjunction words..  

Your Dictionary.com

65.
List 20 compound words.  

Here are several lists

66.
List 10 pronouns.  

Moms Who Think.com

Life on Pronoun Reef

67.
Make a table of 7 punctuation marks and tell how each is used.  

Punctuation poster

68.
Make a table of 20 contractions & tell the words each is made from.  

Homeschool Help

Contraction Game

69.
List 10 idioms and explain what they mean.  

Buzzle.com

Paint by Idioms

70.
List 20 prepositions.
71.
Make a table of 10 famous authors and the name of one of their books each is especially famous for.
72.
Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia.
73.
Say and spell 8 eight-letter words correctly to Mrs. Pugh.  

Words

74.
List 20 sets of synonyms.  

Ball Hogs

Carl's Corner

 

75.
List 20 sets of antonyms.

Same Difference


Carl's Corner

76.
Write 10 sets of homophones and draw pictures to explain the differences between them.  

Carl's Corner

77.
Tell what the Caldecott Award is given for. Then, make a table of 5 Caldecott winners, the title of their winning books, and the year they won it.

Caldecott

78.
Tell what the Newbery Award is given for. Then, make a table of 5 Newbery winners, the title of their winning books, and the year they won it.

Newbery

79.
Use sign language and "sign" the alphabet to Mrs. Pugh.  

Sign the Alphabet

Sign Language Game

80.
Write the Greek alphabet (upper case letters).  

Greek Alphabet

 
MATH Here's a Web Site to Assist You
in Your Research.......
81.
Draw the lines of symmetry for the capital letters of the alphabet.
82.
Neatly draw and label 16 shapes (flat or 3-dimensional).
83.
Make a table of the perfect square numbers up to 144.  
84.
List the numbers and Roman numerals up to 50.
85.
Write and correctly spell the number words (0-50).  

Spell the Number Words

Cookie Dough

86.
Skip count by 3's (0-99).  

Skip Counting Songs

87.
Skip count by 4's (0-100). 

More Skip Counting Songs

88.
Skip count by 6's (0-96).  

Schoolhouse Rock

Interactive Chart

89.
Skip count by 7's (0-98).

Schoolhouse Rock

Interactive Chart

90.
Skip count by 8's (0-96). 

Schoolhouse Rock

Interactive Chart


91.
Skip count by 9's (0-108).  

Schoolhouse Rock

Interactive Chart

92.
Skip count by 11's (0-132). 


93.
Skip count by 12's (0-144).  

Schoolhouse Rock

94.
Solve 100 addition facts (0-18) in 3 minutes (100% accuracy). Must take written test at school.
95.
Solve 100 subtraction facts (0-18) in 3 minutes (100% accuracy).  Must take written test at school.
96.

Solve 100 multiplication facts (0-9) in 3 minutes (100% accuracy). Must take written test at school.

 
MISCELLANEOUS Here's a Web Site to Assist You
in Your Research.......
97.
Make a table of the alphabet and one career for each letter of the alphabet.  
98.
Make a table of the months and the birthstones for each month.  
99.
List 20 different modes of transportation.  
100.
List 15 breeds of dogs.  
101.
List 10 breeds of cats.  

Petfinder.com

102.
Make a table of 10 major U.S. colleges and the states in which they are located.  

Colleges and Universities

103
List 10 large U.S. corporations.  
104.
List 10 instruments in a marching band.  
105.
List 10 instruments in a symphony orchestra.
106.
Make a table of 20 football teams and their cities.  
107.
Make a table of 20 basketball teams and their cities.  
108.
Make a table of 20 baseball teams and their cities.  
109.
Make a table of 20 hockey teams and their cities. 
110.
What does NASCAR stand for? Make a table of 20 NASCAR drivers, their car numbers, and main sponsor.  

Nascar

111.
Make a table of 5 U.S. Olympians and their hometown and events.  

USOC

112.
List 10 summer Olympic events. 

Top End Sports.com

113.
List 10 winter Olympic events.  

Top End Sports.com

114.
Name the colors in the Olympic rings & explain their significance.  

Olympic Rings

115.
Make a table of 10 high schools in Lake County and their mascots.

High Schools

116.
Memorize The United States song and sing it for the class.  

Lyrics are here

YouTube video here--ask your parents before you click on this!


117.
Make a table of 20 amusement parks in the US and the location of each. 

Theme Parks

118.
List 50 Disney cartoon characters--25 male and 25 female. 

Disney Characters

119.
Make a table of 10 classical music composers and what country they were from. 

Composers

120.
Make a table of 10 famous artists, the country they were from, and the piece of art that was their most well-known. 

Artists--Painters

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Enrichment Project List -- Thank you to

Mrs. Gebauer and Wendy H. Chapman!!

Special thanks to Mrs. Renz for sharing this great idea!

Updated Aug. 2014