First off, I would like to say a thank you to Mrs. Renz for the great idea for this project!

Please check out how wonderful her site is!!!

Are you a 3rd grader who...

Well, this is the club for you!!

What do you have to do to become a member?

Look at the list of 73 activities below. Pick any activity you want to, find the answers, study, and come in and take your "CRAIN BRAINS" quiz. If you pass, you earn a point to place on our “CRAIN BRAINS” Board next to your name. Once you earn 15 points, you will become a member of our “CRAIN BRAINS” Hall of Fame, and your name will be there FOREVER (or until Mrs. Crain retires!). You can do ALL 73 activities if you want to! MEMBERS NAMES WILL BE ORDERED ACCORDING TO THEIR POINTS AND DATE ACCOMPLISHED SO IT IS A RACE TO THE TOP!  WILL IT BE YOU?

What if I think of an activity that is NOT on the list?

Let Mrs. Crain know, and adding it to the list under "CRAIN Challenges" will be discussed!

What activities can I choose from?

Here is a list of all the activities you can choose from:

Click on the subject to go straight to the activity!

Social Studies Science Language Arts Math Miscellaneous

SOCIAL STUDIES   Link to this site to help you!

1.  Name the 7 continents.  More About the Continents

2.  Name 15 world countries.  Country Maps

3. Name 15 major world cities.  Capital Cities of the World

4. Name 10 South American and Central American countries.  South America Country Map

Central America Map

5. Name 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.  Country Maps

6. Name 10 countries in Europe. European countries quiz game

Click on the correct European country game

7. Name 10 countries in Africa. Click on the correct African country game

8. Name 10 major bodies of water.  Oceans and Seas

9. Name 10 major world rivers.  Fact Monster - Principal Rivers of the World

River Systems of the World

10. Name 10 large deserts of the world. FactMonster deserts of the world

Desert maps

11. Name all 5 of the Great Lakes. Be able to name one fun fact about each one, AND which one is the largest! Great Lakes Information

12. Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges. World Mountain Maps - click a mountain

Highest Peaks

13. Name the 50 states in ABC order.  50 States Quiz

14. Write the names of the 50 states on a map.  Explore the States
Blank United States Map- Label THIS!

15. Name each state and its capital. State Capitals - Homework Spot

States & Capitals Game

16. Name the 13 Colonies.  13 Colonies Homepage

List of the 13 Colonies

13 Colonies Quiz & Map

17. Name 10 Native American tribes.  Native American Nations

18 List the abbreviations of all 50 states. State Abbreviation List

19. Label 10 towns in MI on a North Carolina map.  Blank NC Map

20. Name and illustrate the state symbols of North Carolina.  State Symbols of NC

21. Name 8 explorers and what they are famous for.  Zoom Explorers

22. Name the 1st - 20th presidents in order.  Presidents of the U.S.A.

KidsKonnect - Presidents

23. Name the 21st - Current Presidents  Presidents of the U.S.A.

KidsKonnect - Presidents

SCIENCE  Link to this site to help you out!

24.  Name 15 kinds of fish.  Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Fish

25.  Name 15 marine creatures. - Aquariums

26. Name 15 mammals.  All About Mammals

27. Name 15 vertebrate animals. List of vertebrate animals

Vertebrate animals & photos

28. Name 15 desert animals or wildlife. Loads of desert animal information

29. Name 10 reptiles.  Reptile Database

30. Name 10 dinosaurs.  Dinosaur Pictures - Dinosaurs

31. Name 10 types of birds.  State Birds of the U.S.A. - Birds

32. Name 10 rain forest birds or mammals.  Rainforest Wildlife

Zoobooks - Rainforest Mammals Crossword Puzzle - Rainforest

33. List 10 deciduous trees.  Deciduous Trees - Trees

34. Name 10 rocks or minerals.  Mineral Gallery - see photos

Rock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed - Rocks & Minerals

35. Name 10 endangered species and illustrate each one. Endangered Species of Michigan

36. Name 10 constellations. Choose a constellation then "constellation lines"

More constellation pictures

Another constellation site

37. Name 10 organs in the human body.  Tour of Human Body - Think Quest

38. Name 8 types of clouds. More about clouds

39. Name 5 inventors and their inventions.  National Inventors Hall of Fame Timeline

40. Name 5 human body systems Virtual Body

41. Draw a picture and label the stages of the water cycle.  Water Cycle

42. Name the order of the colors in the rainbow.  About Rainbows

43. Label the major bones of the skeleton.  Human Skeleton - Enchanted Learning

Mr. Bones Assembly Activity

44. Name the order of the planets in the solar system.  Introduction to the Planets

LANGUAGE ARTS  Link to this site to help you out!

45. Name 20 verbs.  What is a Verb?

Play the "Nouns or Verbs? game 46. Name 15 adjectives. What is an adjective?

More adjective info.

47. Name 15 adverbs. Adverbs

More about Adverbs

48. Name 15 prepositions.  Guide to Grammar & Writing

49. Name 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns. Nouns

Noun activities to quiz yourself with

50. Name 10 famous authors and one book that they wrote.  Children's Authors - Authors

51. Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia. Simile, metaphor, personification


52. Count to 20 in Spanish, then write your numbers in Spanish. Count to 20 in Spanish

53. Count to 20 in French, then write your numbers in French. Click "Écoutons" to listen to the numbers & then click "Répétons"  

54. Use sign language and "sign" your first and last name to me! Sign Language Alphabet  

55. Score 100% on FIVE spelling tests in a row! in class activity

MATH  Link to this site to help you out! 56. Draw the lines of symmetry for the capital alphabet. Symmetry of Capital Letters, Symmetry of Capital Letters,Investigating Symmetry in our alphabet

57. Compute area of squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles. - Area Formulas

58. Write in Roman numerals up to 100. Roman numerals

Know your Roman numerals

Take a Roman Numerals Interactive Quiz

59. Name 5 famous mathematicians and what they are famous for. Four famous mathematicians

A long list of mathematicians

60. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on a basic addition fact quiz ArithmAttack

61. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on a basic subtraction fact quiz ArithmAttack

62. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on a basic multiplication fact quiz ArithmAttack

MISCELLANEOUS  Link to this site to help you out!

63. Name one career for each letter of the alphabet.  A HUGE list of careers

Jobs Kids Like

64. Name the birthstones for each month.  Birthstones

65. Name 20 different modes of transportation.  Transit People

66. Name 12 winter or summer Olympic events. - Olympics

67. Learn about patents and trademarks. Pick a month and list 8 you find most interesting. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

68. Choose 5 famous African Americans and tell how they made a difference in the world today. TFK Famous African Americans  

69. List 10 football teams and their cities.  National Football League  

70. List 10 basketball teams and their cities.  National Basketball Association  

71. List 10 baseball teams and their cities.  Major League Baseball  

72. List 10 soccer teams and their cities.  Major League Soccer  

73. List 10 hockey teams and their cities.  National Hockey League