!!We have a winner!!
On Friday, June 7th, I posted MOETIVATED BY MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY MOEMENT first ever Trivia Friday. Because my blog is so new, not all readers knew about this fun game. I did not get very many responses. I am grateful for the ones who did respond. Yea you!! Thank you! I am sure you had a lot of fun working together with your child as a special team.
And the winner is… Drumroll Please!! Pause Pause Pause Kenzi T., age 10 from Rhode Island. She answered all the questions correctly. Awesome job everyone! Amazing job, Miss T. I have contacted her via email, but want you all to know I will be sending her prize gift card in the mail today.
The answers for the trivia questions are:
1. Your Name: Random answers here
2. Email Address: — to notify winner. Random answers here
3. Why are Polar Bears white? The bear’s color helps it to find food. Polar bears live in a part of the world that is usually covered with snow and ice. Often they hunt animals that have trouble seeing the bear against the white snow. The white hair also helps trap the heat from the sun.
4. What does Gravity do? The earth pulls everything that is on it or near it. This pull is called gravity. Each person on earth is pulled as much as she or he weighs. The gravity of the moon is only one-sixth as strong as the gravity on the earth. So if you weigh 42 pounds on earth, you would only weigh 7 pounds on the moon.
5. Why are Corn Cobs called “Ears of Corn”? A corn plant is tall with long, green leaves that grow up and then droop down. The corn cobs grow up into the side of the stock next to the leaves. People once thought that they look like people’s ears sticking out of their heads. Over time, corn cobs came to be known as years of corn.
6. How do people steer Hot-Air Balloons? The only directions balloonists can control is up and down. Going forward or backward depends on the wind. People who travel in balloons must know a lot about the wind. They must know how high and how fast different layers of wind called currents blow.
7. Why does your stomach sometimes hurt when you laugh too hard? When you laugh very hard, the muscles in your stomach and chest tense up. If you keep laughing, the muscles exercise really hard and may even start to hurt. But laughing really hard at something funny is much more fun than doing push-ups for exercise, don’t you think?
8. Where did televisions come from? The very first television was made in 1929 by man named V.K. Zworykin. When television was new, there were only about 150 TV sets in America. Today, just about everyone has a TV. Some people even have more than one TV in their homes.
9. Why do cats have whiskers? Whiskers help tell cats about their world. If something like a twig touches the whiskers, cats will close their eyes to protect them. Cats will also use their whiskers to tell if there is enough room for them to fit through a tight space. Cats can even use their whiskers to tell which way the wind is blowing.
10. What are the names of the planets? Our sun is really a big star. There are eight planets that circle around the sun. Their names are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Earth is the third closest planet to the sun. Until recently (2006) scientists believed that there were nine planets, the ninth one being Pluto. Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
11. Why do potatoes have eyes? Potatoes don’t have eyes like people do. If you look at a raw potato, you see places where the potato dimples in. There might be a little bump in a dimple. When people saw potatoes for the first time, they thought the dimples looked like little eyes. They are really places where potato root can grow.
12. How do rockets get off the earth? The earth has a very strong pull called gravity. This force helps you keep your feet on the ground, but it also makes it hard for anything to leave the earth. A rocket must go very fast to break this pull and get into space. To do this, a rocket works like a jet engine. The burning fuel makes hot gases. These gases rush downward and pushed the rocket up.
13. Why do people’s ears sometimes pop? When you travel in an airplane or a tall building’s elevator, sounds seem to fade away. Suddenly sounds come back and you hear a little pop. This happens because as you go up, the air around you is pressing on your ears. You hear a pop as your ears get used to the pressing air.
14. Why does a rabbit’s nose wiggle? Rabbits had a good sense of smell. They are also afraid of many things. So they are always smelling the air to check for enemies. Their noses wiggle as they smell. Rabbits also move their long ears a lot to catch the sound of a possible enemy.
15. Why is the sky blue? The gases that are in the air are what make the sky look blue. Light from the sun shines through the gases in the air. There are different colors of light. Blue light is the color we see as the sun shines through the air. That is why the sky looks blue.
Again, congrats to Kenzie T. From Rhode Island!!
Remember to check back on Friday for our next Trivia Friday!! The theme will be: NATURE!! The prize for this one is … A $25 gift card from Apple Apps or Apple ITunes… Winner’s choice. Don’t forget to have your thinking caps on and your children with you! Two or more heads are better than one. See you then!
Have fun, families!! Remember to Always Make the Most of Every Moment!