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    March 1, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #328:
    The first National Woman’s History Day was held on February 28, 1909, in New York City.

    The day was held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 15,000 women who marched in the garment workers’ strikes. Celebrate Women’s History Month with this video that showcases Bessie Coleman, Mae Jemison, and Gwendolyn Brooks!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 across, down, and within each quadrant. But you can only use each number once. Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have tiny feet and huge hands or huge feet and tiny hands?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Sixteen silly leprechauns are stealing all the four-leaf clovers they can find. If each leprechaun finds 47 clovers, how many total clovers did the leprechauns steal?

    Answers

    Math Problem: 752 clovers

    February 28, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #61:
    There’s a hurricane on Jupiter that’s been active for 300 years!

    Learn more about Jupiter in this video from Free School!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    You’ve grown wings and now you can fly. Where will you go?

    Math Problem of the Day

    Dana loves chocolate avocado milkshakes! She made 4 milkshakes on Friday, 2 milkshakes on Saturday, and twice as many milkshakes on Sunday than on Friday and Saturday combined. How many milkshakes did Dana make on Sunday?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Father

    Math Problem: 12 milkshakes

    February 25, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #100:
    You can tell the age of a whale by looking at the wax plug in its ear.

    Much like tree rings, whale earwax accumulates in layers, each layer about every six months. By slicing up the wax a scientist can predict the age!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    Why are teddy bears never hungry?

    They are always stuffed!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Dino decided to fill his little brother’s sandbox with strawberry Jell-O as a prank. The sandbox is 12 inches tall, 48 inches wide, and 46 inches long. How many cubic inches of Jell-O will he need to fill the sandbox?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Cross country

    Math Problem: 26,496 cubic inches

     

    February 24, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #251:
    Cheetahs only need to drink once every three to four days.

    Learn more cheetah facts in this video from Nat Geo Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Klutz:
    A clumsy person

    For more: write a paragraph using the word klutz!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A store has 354.56 pounds of mayonnaise for sale. If a delivery truck brings 48.7 more pounds, how many pounds of mayonnaise will the store have in all?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Fish in the sea

    Math Problem: 403.26 pounds

     

    February 23, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #175:
    Sharks lay the biggest eggs in the world.

    Learn more cool facts about sharks in this video from Nat Geo Kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather wear nothing but neon orange or neon green for an entire year?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Fin, the shark has 300 teeth. His dentist pulls 68 of them, and then he loses 7 more trying to eat a tire someone threw into the ocean. What percentage of his teeth does Fin the shark have left?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: High chair

    Math Problem: 75%

     

    February 22, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #327:
    A giraffe has seven bones in its neck (the same as a human, but they are much larger).

    Learn more giraffe facts in this video from Homeschool pop.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 across, down, and within each quadrant. But you can only use each number once. Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have a pink house or a purple house?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Roland and Avery want to find out who can chug the most milk before throwing up. Roland guzzled ¾ of a gallon of milk. Avery got through ⅚ of a gallon of milk before giving up. Who drank the most milk?

    Answers

    Math Problem: Avery

    February 18, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #99:
    The rings on the Olympic flag are related to the five continents.

    The five intertwined rings represent the solidarity and unity of the five continents—Africa, America (North and South America), Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Learn more about what the Olympic rings really mean.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What did the dog say when he sat on sandpaper?

    Ruff!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Lebron James is flying from Los Angeles to Chicago to meet Michael Jordon for a slam dunk contest. It’s a 4-hour flight across 2,015 miles. Approximately how fast does the plane go in miles per hour?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Excuse Me!

    Math Problem: Approximately 503 mph

     

    February 17, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #250:
    The modern Olympics have been canceled three times.

    The Games were called off due to World War I (Berlin 1916) and World War II (Tokyo 1940 and London 1944).

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Ornery:
    Grumpy and mean.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word ornery!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Three ninja turtles are practicing on the lawn outside their school. Each turtle knows 18 different ninja moves. If each turtle does each move they know 20 times, how many total moves will the group of ninja turtles complete?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Leg

    Math Problem: 360 moves

     

    February 16, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #174:
    The Winter Games have never taken place in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The weather is too warm there. Winter sports need ice and snow! Want more? Do some winter Olympics brain breaks from P.E. with Mr. G!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather go snow skiing or water skiing?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Mrs. Orange’s third-grade class wasn’t paying attention, so she took all their shoes and threw them on top of the cubbies. If there are 21 students in her class, how many shoes are on the top of the cubbies?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Lemonade

    Math Problem: 42 shoes

     

    February 15, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #326:
    Artists used to participate in the Olympics.

    From 1921 to 1948, artists such as architects, painters, musicians, sculptors, and writers would compete for medals. Learn more about the time art was an official Olympic sport.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 across, down, and within each quadrant. But you can only use each number once. Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather eat a bowl of spaghetti noodles without sauce or a bowl of spaghetti sauce without noodles?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    An indoor Monster Truck arena is 58 meters wide and 90 meters long. If the Blue Thunder truck drives all the way around the arena crushing cars, how far does it travel in meters? Hint: Find the perimeter.

    Answers

    Math Problem: 296 meters

    February 14, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #59:
    The first valentine was sent in the 15th century.

    The first valentine was reportedly a poem written by a French medieval duke named Charles to his wife in 1415.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    The moment I woke up, I knew something wasn’t right …

    Math Problem of the Day

    Mario is racing Luigi in Rainbow Land. Luigi throws 12 bananas out of the back of his race car to try and slow Mario down. Mario runs over 3 of the bananas but manages to miss the rest. What fraction of the bananas was Mario able to avoid?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: The letter E

    Math Problem: 9/12 or ¾

     

    February 11, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #98:
    Every year, around Valentine's Day, thousands of people send letters to Juliet.

    The letters are addressed to Verona to Juliet from the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Learn more about Shakespeare in this video for kids.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Joke of the Day

    What do you call a very small valentine?

    A valentiny!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Marcus has 5 pages of math problems for homework. There are 10 problems per page. While Marcus was at basketball practice, his pet raccoon ate two whole pages of his homework. How many problems does Marcus have left?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Plant

    Math Problem: 30 problems.

     

    February 10, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #249:
    250 million roses are grown just for Valentine's Day!

    Red roses are said to be Venus’ (the Roman goddess of love) favorite flower. Learn how to do draw a bouquet of roses at this video from Art Hub for Kids

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Word of the Day

    Wamble:
    When you feel nauseous and sick to your stomach.

    For more: write a paragraph using the word wamble!

    Math Problem of the Day

    The annual chocolate covered bratwurst eating contest is one hour long. If Jayla eats a total of 126 brats during the contest, about how many brats did she eat per minute?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: S

    Math Problem: Rounded: About 2, Exact: 2.1

     

    February 9, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #173:
    145 million greeting cards are exchanged every year for Valentine's Day.

    That’s just in the U.S. alone, according to Hallmark! Over one billion valentines are sent worldwide, according to this video from Homeschool Prep. Want to make your own? Learn how to make an easy heart valentine card at this video!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather have only summer year round or only winter?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    A runaway tire makes four full rotations before crashing into a mailbox. How many degrees in total did the tire rotate before being stopped by the mailbox?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: Hero

    Math Problem: 1,440 degrees

     

    February 8, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #325:
    Candy hearts were originally medical lozenges.

    In 1847, Boston pharmacist Oliver Chase invented a machine to simplify the process of making lozenges. He then started making Necco candy wafers. Learn more about the history in this video.

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    In this 4×4 version of Sudoku, you want to use the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 across, down, and within each quadrant. But you can only use each number once. Can you solve it?

    Would You Rather?

    Would you rather live in a house with 100 windows and no doors or 100 doors and no windows?

    Optional: find a partner who has an opposing point of view and discuss!

    Math Problem of the Day

    Brady is making pork chops to feed his pet dragon. He made a total of 72 pork chops, but his dragon only ate 48 of them. What fraction of the pork chops did his dragon eat?

    Answers

    Math Problem:The dragon ate 2/3 of the pork chops.

    February 7, 2022

    Today’s Fascinating Fact!

    Fact #58:
    About 20 percent of pet owners give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

    The most popular pet treats include heart-shaped toys, fun treats, and cute costumes. Learn more about how amazing dogs are in this video from Nat Geo Kids!

    Brain Puzzle of the Day

    Solve this brain puzzle! Answer below.

    Writing Prompt of the Day

    Think about the last time that you laughed until you cried. ...

    Math Problem of the Day

    Pete won the World’s Heaviest Vegetable competition with a giant onion weighing 17 lbs. How many ounces did his prize-winning onion weigh?

    Answers

    Brain Puzzle: 3D Movie

    Math Problem: 272 ounces

     

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