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What is the Explorers' Club?
The Explorers' Club is for students who want to go above and beyond the second grade curriculum.  It is a means to challenge students and extend their knowledge and interests in a variety of subjects.
 
Where do I write the answers?
You are to write your answers in a notebook that you will use ONLY for Explorers' Club answers.  This could be a small notebook or journal.  You are to record the number, the question, and the answer. 
 
A note to parents: Children should always be supervised when using the computer.  These sites have been reviewed as appropriate for student use, however, we can not always monitor when content for a website is changed.  Please let me know if you view anything inappropriate.
 
Social Studies
Here is a website to help you.
1
Name the 7 continents.  In which continent do you live?
2
Name 15 world countries.  Where would you like to live?
3
Name 15 major world cities.
4
Name 10 types of dwellings.  Draw a small picture of one.
 
5
Name 10 South American and
Central American cities.
6
Name 10 countries that border the Pacific Ocean.
7
Name 10 countries in Europe.
8
Name 10 countries in Africa.
9
Name 10 major bodies of water. Which is the deepest?
10
Name 10 major world rivers.  Which is the longest?
11
Name 10 large deserts of the world.  What does "sahara" mean?
12
Name the 5 Great Lakes. (HOMES)
13
Name the highest mountain in the world. 
Name the highest mountain in North America.
14
Sing the 50 states song to me.
15
Write the names of the 50 states on a map.
16
Name the capital of each state.
17
Name the 13 original colonies.
18
Name 5 Indian groups that lived in Indiana.
19
Name 10 explorers.
20
Name the presidents by singing the song.  You will need to add names to this song.
21
Name 5 Indiana Symbols.
 
Science
 
 
22
 
Name 15 kinds of fish.
23
Name 15 marine creatures.  Which interests you the most?
24
Name 15 mammals. What is a mammal?
25
Name 5 vertebrate animals.  What makes an animal an vertebrate?
26
Name 15 creatures that live in deserts.  Explain why you would or wouldn't like to live in a desert.
27
Name 10 amphibians.
 
28
Name 10 reptiles.  What is the smallest reptile?
29
Name 10 dinosaurs.  Which do you think is the most interesting?
30
Name 10 types of birds.  What is the state bird of Indiana.
 
31
Name 10 different rain forest creatures.
32
Name 10 different deciduous trees.  Draw a small picture of your favorite.
33
Name 10 rocks or minerals.
34
Name 10 elements.
35
Name 10 constellations.  Draw the 7 stars of the big dipper.
36
Name 10 organs in the human body.
37
Name 5 kinds of clouds.
38
Name 5 inventors and their inventions.  What do you think is the most important invention?
39
Name 5 human body systems.
40
Name the stages of the water cycle.
 
41
Name the colors of the rainbow in order.  How does ROY G BIV help you to remember?
42
Name 10 bones in the human body.
43
Name the order of the planets in the solar system.
 
 
Language Arts
 
44
Name 20 verbs.
45
Name 15 adjectives.
46
Name 10 adverbs.
47
Name 10 common nouns and 10 proper nouns.
48
Name 10 famous authors.  Who is your favorite author?
Authors    
49
Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, and onomonatopoeia.
 
50
Count to 10 in Spanish.
51
Count to 20 in French.
French Numbers Click "Ecoutons" to listen, "Repetons", and finally "Practicons" to play a game.
52
Learn the sign language alphabet.  Sign the alphabet to your family and have them sign your notebook.
 
Math
 
53
Draw the lines of symmetry for capital letters in the alphabet.
54
Name the first 10 square numbers.
55
Write numbers to 30 in Roman numerals.
56
Earn 100% in 1 minute on the basic addition facts test.  Have an adult sign your notebook.
 
57
Earn 100% in 1 minute on the basic subtraction facts test.  Have an adult sign your notebook.
 
58
Write 10 fact families.                                           

 

59
Write the months of the year in order.

Months

60
How many cups, pints, and quarts are in a gallon?
(Use containers at home to figure this out!)
61
Draw 8 different shapes neatly and label them.

 

62
Draw the amounts of money using the fewest      coins: $0.74, $0.47, $1.93, $2.14, $2.38

Exact Change Please

63
Write the multiplication facts for 2's, 5's, 10's.

 

Skip-counting

64
Record the outside temperature for two weeks and plot the results on a line graph.

Weather

65
Measure the length of your arm, hand, foot, and leg  in inches. (Use a ruler - measure to the nearest 1/2 inch.)

 
Miscellaneous
 
66
Name one career for each letter of the  alphabet.  What do you want to be?
Kids.gov     A-Z List of Careers    
67
Name the birthstones for each month.  What is your birthstone?
68
Name 20 different kinds of transportation.
69
Name 15 breeds of horses.
70
Name 15 breeds of dogs.
71
Name 10 summer or winter Olympic events.  What event do you like?
72
Name 10 instruments in a marching band.
73
Name 4 each of brass, percussion, woodwind, and string instruments.
74
Name 10 football teams and their cities.
75
Name 10 basketball teams and their cities.
76
Name 10 baseball teams and their cities.
77
Name 10 hockey teams and their cities.


A special thank you to Mrs. Renz for generously sharing her idea and resources with teachers and students. Also a shout out to Mrs. Jankowicz for her help in getting Explorers' Club adapted for Crisman students.   http://www.mrsrenz.net/