The Hurricane Deck All Star Club is an idea I found on a teacher's website in Oregon. This is a club for students who are interested in achieving "above and beyond" the normal classroom expectations.  All you have to do is pick a challenge, then find the information and write it down. Your answer must be in your handwriting, you may not turn in printed pages from the inetrnet. Please write your name, the subject, and number of the challenge at the top of the paper. If you work on the challenge at home your parents MUST sign the paper showing you had permission to work on the internet. When you have finished turn your paper in to the All Star Tray. You must know the answer and be able to explain it, showing that you have done some research and not just memorized a list. I will be asking you some questions, and I think I will be learning some new things too . For every challenge you answer correctly you will earn a star. You can become a 1 star member, all the way up to an 84 star member!   Learning never ends - thank goodness!

When you reach 15 stars you will become a member of the SUPER STAR HALL OF FAME! Once you earn a place in the Hall of Fame your name will stay on the wall until I retire someday.

Before you start:

Always get permission from your parents to use the internet! You may also use dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps or other reference materials. Don't forget to have your parents sign your paper.


I have made every attempt to make sure the links below are safe for children and working properly, but websites may change without warning. Always immediately exit out of any pop-up windows. Never click on any advetisments on the web pages, and never register for any special offers. If you find something that you think is inappropriate, or if you find any links that do not work properly let me know as soon as possible.

A huge thanks to Mrs. Renz for creating and sharing the challenges below.


Click the subject below to jump right to that section of the challenges:

Social Studies Science Language Arts Math Miscellaneous


Print a list of the challenges



Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......
1.    Name the 7 continents.


More Contients

Play Geospy

2.    Name 15 world countries.    

Country Maps

3. Name 15 major world cities.   World Cities

Name 15 types of dwellings.

10 types of dwelling


Native American 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.

Interactive Map of Europe

European countries quiz

European country game

8. Name 10 countries in Africa.

Interactive map of Africa

African country game

9. Name 10 major bodies of water.  

Map of Oceans and Seas

Oceans and Seas

10. Name 10 major world rivers.  

Map with information 

Principal Rivers


River Systems

11. Name 10 large deserts of the world.

FactMonster deserts of the world

Desert map scroll down

12. Name 10 large lakes in North America.  


Lakes of the world

13. Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges.

Mountain Ranges & Mountains


Highest Peaks

14. Name the 50 states.  

Place the State Game

50 States Quiz

15. Write the names of the 50 states on a map.  

Map to Print

Explore the States

16. Name the state capitals.  

State Capitals - Homework Spot


State 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. Create a map of Missouri and name 10 counties. You will need to print the map that you create. Make your own county map
21. Name 10 of the state symbols of Missouri.   State Symbols of Missouri
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.  

Info Please Almanac Presidents

25. Name the 11th  - 20th presidents in order.   Info Please Almanac Presidents
26. Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order.   Info Please Almanac Presidents
27. Name the 31st - current presidents.  

Info Please Almanac Presidents


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

Name 15 kinds of fish.

Fish Facts - Fish


Fish in Missouri
29.     Name 15 marine creatures. - Aquariums

Temperate Oceans

Tropical Oceans


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.    


34. Name 10 reptiles.    

Reptile Database

35. Name 10 dinosaurs.    

All About Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Pictures

36. Name 10 types of birds.    

State Birds of the U.S.A.

A-Z of Birds

37. Name 10 rainforest birds or mammals.

Rainforest Animals More

Rainforest Animals
38. Name 10 deciduous trees.    

What Tree Is It?


Missouri Trees
39. Name 10 rocks or minerals.    

Mineral Gallery - see photos

Rock Hounds - How Rocks are Formed

Rocks & Minerals

Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols.  


The Periodic Table of Elements 

Another Periodic Table Website
41. Name 10 constellations.



More constellation pictures

Another constellation site

42. Name 10 organs in the human body.  

Interesting Information About the Human Body

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

Body Systems

46. Name the stages of the water cycle.  

Water Cycle Animation

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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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.


More adjective info.

52. Name 15 adverbs.


More about Adverbs

53. Name 15 prepositions.

Guide to Grammar & Writing

54. Name 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns.


Noun activities to quiz yourself with

55. Name 10 famous authors.

Children's Authors - Authors

56. Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia.

Simile, metaphor, personification


57. Count to 20 in Spanish.

Count to 20 & listen

58. Count to 20 in French.

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

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

Sign Language Game

60. Score 100% on the grade-level 100-word spelling test.  

4th Grade 100-word list


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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. - Area Formulas
63. Name the perfect square numbers up to 225.   Learn Your 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.

Four 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

Area & perimeter - under "Free Activities", click "Area" to watch a cool slide show

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. 


69. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the subtraction basic facts test.  


70. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the multiplication basic facts test.  


71. Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the division basic facts test.   Arithmattack


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Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......
72. Name one career for each letter of the alphabet.  

A HUGE list of careers

Jobs Kids Like

73. Name the birthstones for each month.   Birthstones
74. Name 20 different modes of 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. - Olympics

78 Name 10 large U.S. corporations.   Career Lab - Corporate Clients
79. Name 10 instruments in a marching band.   Instrument Encyclopedia
80. Name 10 instruments in a symphony orchestra.   Sounds from the Orchestra - neat site!
81. Name 10 football teams and their cities.   National Football
82. Name 10 basketball teams and their cities.   National Basketball
83. Name 10 baseball teams and their cities.   Major League
84. Name 10 hockey teams and their cities.  National Hockey






Teachers, if you have a question about Mastery Club,

check out "Ask Mrs. Renz" page for answers