First Civilizations
Maps & Globes
Planets
Cave Art
This & That

100

The building material Mesopotamians used to construct their homes.
What are mud bricks?

100

These are the most accurate models of the earth because they are shaped similarly to the actual planet.
What are globes?

100

The largest of all, this planet is known for its storm called the Great Red Spot.
What is Jupiter?

100

These pictures are made by painting on a rock wall.
What are pictographs?

100

This shape has 6 sides.
What is a hexagon?

200

This is the name of the wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia.
What is cuneiform?

200

This is the name for a book of maps.
What is an atlas?

200

This planet is sometimes called the Evening Star.
What is Venus?

200

These pictures are made by chipping away stone to leave a picture on a rock wall.
What are petroglyphs?

200

The capital of Canada.
What is Ottawa?

300

These were used to make documents official in ancient Mesopotamia.  They were pressed or rolled on to wet clay.
What were seals (or cylinder seals)?

300

The name for the line that divides the earth into northern and southern hemispheres.
What is the equator?

300

This planet spins on its side compared with the other planets in our solar system.
What is Uranus?

300

The Cueva de las Manos in Argentina has many pictures of these.
What are hands (or handprints)?

300

He was the first person to step on the moon.
Who was Neil Armstrong?

400

These two rivers flowed through the Fertile Crescent, supplying much needed water that made farming possible in the area.  
What are the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?

400

The names of all seven continents.
What are North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, & Antarctica?

400

This planet appears to be moving backward from our vantage point on the earth, but actually, it's just moving more slowly than we are.
What is Mars?

400

This cave in France has over 2,000 painted figures on its walls.
What is Lascaux?

400

The town the Pied Piper led the children from in Germany.
What is Hamelin?

500

Mesopotamians invented this number system that serves as the basis for our hours and minutes.

What is the base 60 system?

500

This figure eight shape on a globe shows the procession of the sun in relation to the earth.
What is an analemma?

500

This special telescope is used by NASA to search for earth-size planets in other solar systems.
What is the Kepler Space Telescope?

500

This is the only continent that we have not discovered cave art on.
What is Antarctica?

500

This element's chemical symbol is O.
What is oxygen?