Challenge your child's brain

Your child needs exercise and that includes a challenge for his or her brain. Like every muscle in your body, if you don't use it, it won't be much good to you when you need it most.

OK, maybe the brain isn't a muscle, but it certainly benefits from regular exercise. The brain remembers its learned skills so they can be used again and again to solve problems.

Then, the brain remembers its successes and failures after each attempt. The specific knowledge is converted into a discipline.

If a child doesn't experience several successes, the child won't find the motivation to attempt new things. The memory of successes makes the child eager to participate.

The same thing has happened to all of us. "I don't feel like doing that". And yet we never tried it, did we? Like a new type of food or amusement ride, but if we actually did it once, and enjoyed it, it might become our new favourite thing to do. We, or rather the kids, would feel the creative juices flow.

So let's exercise our child's brain and let him or her have some fun in the process. These tests aren't difficult or long. Please suggest some new ideas for me to prepare.

The first is a general knowledge quiz

Let's warm up the brain cells

6
7
8
9
Mount Rushmore
Mount Kilomanjero
Mount Washington
Mount Everest
Mount Fuji
Bigger than the moon
Bigger than the earth
Bigger than the solar system
Bigger than a galaxy
In Greenland
In the Arctic
In Iceland
In the Sahara Desert
In Anarctica
Goldfish
Camels
Bees
Badgers
Budgies
Under 8 years old
8 or 9 years old
10, 11 or 12 years old
Over 12 years old


Now we'll try a science teaser. Science was always my favourite subject in school and still is. The word comes from the Latin for "to know" or "knowledge". In general, if you are interested in science, you can marvel at many mysteries within every day items or things that exist. At least that's my personal opinion.

Give this teaser a whirl. You might find yourself looking up some answers in references books or online. Enjoy.

Science Quiz

Yellow
Black
Cyan
White
Grey
Air
Water
Wax vapour
Wick
Wax liquid
Steam
CO2
Apogee
Perigee
Fulcrum
Perpendicular
Point of origin
10 points
32 degrees
0 kelvins
100 degrees
0 degrees
100
1000
900
90
10
Evaporation
Sublimation
Irrigation
Appropriation
Consternation
Meteor
Comet
Asteroid
Star
Meteorite
2 miles
5 kilometres
20,000 feet
7 miles
1,000 metres
2 degrees
23.5 degrees
15.2 degrees
Not titled
45.7 degrees
Move in the same direction
Move away from each other
Move against each other
Move toward each other
Don't move at all
Under 8 years old
8 or 9 years old
10, 11 or 12 years old
Over 12 years old

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