What is the Intellectual Wizards Club?

The Intellectual Wizards Club is an idea that originated from Mrs. Renz "Mastery Club". The purpose of this club is to mentally challenge students to go above and beyond their regular learning experiences in the classroom.

How can you participate?

You are invited to participate in the Intellectual Wizards Club (IWC) during free time, as a reward, or when you finish your work early. Make sure you bring your IWC notebook with you. Once in the Intellectual Wizards Club, all you have to do is choose a subject, then a topic challenge, learn everything you can about each topic challenge, come up with an answer, and record it in your IWC notebook. Topic challenges do not have to be chosen in any particular order, just find a topic that interests you and learn away! Each topic challenge is worth one star and each gained star allows you to participate in one of five Wizard Halls of Fame.

How do you earn stars?

It's simple! All you have to do is drop off your IWC notebook in the Intellectual Wizards Club inbox located in the classroom. Ms. Sanchez will then go over your answers at the end of the day and record the total number of stars gained inside your notebook. Your name will then be placed into one of the Wizard Halls of Fame depending on how many stars you have been awarded. Once you earn one star, your name will be placed in The Bronze Wizards Hall of Fame. You will then continue to complete other challenges in order to work your way up to The Diamond Wizards Hall of Fame. The following chart shows the criteria for belonging to the different Wizard Halls of Fame.
 

Halls of Fame Stars Awarded
Bronze Wizards 1-15 stars
Silver Wizards 16-25 stars
Gold Wizards 26-45 stars
Platinum Wizards 46-65 stars
Diamond Wizards 66-84 stars

What happens after you become a Diamond Wizard?

Once you become a Diamond Wizard and reach a star award level of 84 (maximum), you will have the special privilege of conducting research and developing new questions to be added to the Intellectual Wizards Club. Have fun and good luck!

You can view The Wizards' Halls of Fame by clicking on the wizard below.

You can scroll down to view the topic challenges or click on one of these subjects in order to jump to that section. Do the best you can and have fun learning!

Social Studies Science Language Arts Math Misc.

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.  

Capital Cities of the World

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 the North America.  

Lakes of the world

13. Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges.

World Mountain Maps - click a mountain
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
States & Capitals Game

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 Oregon Trail landmarks.  

Historic Sites Along the Trail

20. Label 10 of Oregon’s counties on the map.  

Oregon Blue Book Counties Home Page

21. Name the state symbols of Oregon.  

State Symbols of Oregon

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.  

Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents

25. Name the 11th  - 20th presidents in order.  

Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents

26. Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order.  

Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents.

27. Name the 31st - current presidents.  

Presidents of the U.S.A.
KidsKonnect - Presidents

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Science Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research...
28.    

Name 15 kinds of fish.

Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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.  

St. Louis Zoo Amphibian Facts

34. Name 10 reptiles.  

Reptile Database

35. Name 10 dinosaurs.  

Dinosaur Pictures

KidsKonnect.com - Dinosaurs

36. Name 10 types of birds.  

State Birds of the U.S.A.

KidsKonnect.com - Birds

37. Name 10 rain forest birds or mammals.  

Rainforest Wildlife

Zoobooks - Rainforest Mammals Crossword Puzzle

KidsKonnect.com - Rainforest

38. Name 10 deciduous trees.  

Deciduous Trees

KidsKonnect.com - Trees

39. Name 10 rocks or minerals.  

Mineral Gallery - see photos

Rock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed

KidsKonnect.com - 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.  

Tour of Human Body - Think Quest

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

46. Name the stages of the water cycle.  

Kidzone - Water Cycle

U.S. Geological Survey - Water Cycle

Water Cycle Explorer

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.

What is an adjective?

More adjective info.

52. Name 15 adverbs.

What is an Adverb?

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.

Brain Pop: Similes & Metaphors

Kids Connect: Figurative Language

Buzzin: Alliteration

Buzzin: Grammar Index

Onomatopoeia

57. Count to 20 in Spanish.

Count to 20 & listen

58. Count to 20 in French.

Click "Écoutons" to listen to the numbers & then click "Répétons" and finally, "Praticons" to play a game - neat site!

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

American Sign Language Browser

Sign Language Dictionary

60. Write a poem using one of the formats found in Ms. Sanchez' Poetic Power page.

Poetry Power

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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.  

Wikipedia: 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.

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

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.  

List of Careers

Jobs Kids Like

73. Name the birthstones for each month.  

Birthstones
All About Birthstones

74. Name 20 different modes of transportation.  

First Gov for Kids: Transportation
What is 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
Fortune 500
Hoover's Company List

79. Name 10 instruments in a marching band.  

Marching Bands

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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