June Facts Hunt
Directions: Use the links provided to find the answers to the questions.
1. In June of 1788, two states entered the Union.
a. When did your state enter the Union? Harness a search engine to find the date.
b. I live in Pennsylvania.
Is your home state to the north, the south, the east, or the west of mine?
If you also live in Pennsylvania - The question for you is - where is Minnesota located relative to Pennsylvania?
2. The idea of honoring fathers began a century ago.
TAI (think about it) How can we best honor a father?
3. A nickname for our U.S. flag is "Old
Glory". Read this account of the owner and tell me...
Where would you hide a flag in an emergency?
How does your community recognize Flag Day?
5. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. If it was admitted as a state,
7. How long do June bugs (also called Mayflies) live? Read carefully!
Read this Comparison and Contrast Guide @ ReadWriteThink - online activity.
Tip: To work your way through, click the right pointing arrow after reading each page.
Compare the Mayflies' life cycle with the life cycle of the mosquito. What are the similarities?
Contrast the life cycle of Mayflies with the life cycle of the housefly. What are the differences?
Do some website digging. Which invertebrate lives longer the mosquito, the cicada, the housefly or the mayfly?
Which insect: the Mayfly, the housefly or the mosquito, poses the greatest danger to people?
8. The Great Seal of the United States was adopted June
20th 1782. On it are the words "E Pluribus Unum".
9. You might have a chance to earn money by
taking care of a neighbor's pet this summer.
Extra: Let's say the local kennel charges $12/day. Which would be cheaper you or the kennel?
10. Some people will tell you that water in a sink or
one direction as it drains in the
11. Power In Numbers. Read the article Numbers in Context. What percentage of your instructional time
How does this compare with the statistics given in the article?
12. On June 21st, Canada celebrates National Aboriginal
Day. Look up the word aboriginal.
When does the United States have a similar recognition day?
Events at the Outdoor Club's Fun Day will include hop scotch frisbee catch the fox tail softball toss trip to the jungle game spoon run labyrinth bug finder fun bunny hop deer jump and tire roll.
Next, construct a similarly long sentence that contains a list. Be sure to employ correct punctuation.
Interested in learning more geometry? Check out the free, online Khan Academy videos. Totally cool.
15. Have you seen a monarch butterfly in your yard this year?
(If you have not, use the migration mapping at the free website, The Journey North, to predict when one may arrive in your region.)
Explain why is it vital to this insect.
16. Evaluate your community - Identify a good habitat for bluebirds.
"The Tropic of Cancer—the latitude on Earth where the sun is directly overhead at noon on the summer solstice—got its name because when the ancients established it, the sun appeared in the constellation Cancer. Due to subsequent shifting of Earth’s axis, the Tropic of Cancer is now misnamed. On the current June solstice, the sun actually appears in the constellation Taurus." Christopher, Dean. (June 19, 2008). 20 Things You Didn't Know About... The Summer Solstice. Discover Magazine,.
A Note for Freedom reverberating through the centuries
Charles Messier was born in June 1730. What did he discover?
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Highlight the text of the questions on this web page, copy them - Edit .. Copy. Open a text document or word processing document. Paste the questions into the blank document. Answer the questions in the word processing document in a contrasting color ( not yellow) or font (avoid fancy fonts like: , Symbol, or . Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment.
Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You don't have to carry around a thumb drive or complete the whole assignment in one place.