Play

Which plate?

Materials: None

Directions

  1. Ask the players to lie down on the floor and tell them that they are all Tectonic Plates lying on the Earth’s surface.
  2. Choose one child to be the Geologist, ask him to look carefully at where the Tectonic Plates are located, and then send him out of the room, while you select one Plate to move to another spot on the floor.
  3. When the Geologist is called back in, he has two guesses to work out which Plate has moved.
  4. Let a few players take turns being the Geologist, and repeat the game for as long as the players are having fun.

Write

Book Review: Describe the theme, plot, setting and characters of your favourite book, and say why you enjoyed the story so much.

Report: Captain James Cook and His Voyages

Think

General Knowledge Quiz #25

See if you know the answers to these questions. If you don’t, find out from an encyclopaedia or atlas.

Geography

  1. What do these areas have in common: African Savannah, South American Pampas, North American Prairie, Eurasian Steppe?

History

  1. Where were these civilisations situated: The Aztecs, The Incas, The Mayans?
  2. Why was the Great Wall of China built?
  3. When was it built?
  4. Name some Chinese inventions.

Maths

  1. Find the surface area of a right circular cylinder with a radius of 20 inches and a height of 40 inches?

 

Finished? Click to check your answers.
Geography
  1. They are all grasslands
History
  1. Mexico, Peru, Yucatan Peninsula (Southern Mexico)
  2. To keep out the aggressive, Mongol invaders
  3. 2,200 years ago
  4. compass, fireworks, silk, abacus, seismograph
Maths
  1. 7,536 square inches.