Animal Life
Science
Mixed
Conversation Skills
Conversation Skills
100

The word dinosaur means "terrible lizard." But the first dinosaurs were not as scary as we might think. Some were as small as a chicken. Others were about the size of an adult. The giant dinosaurs didn't appear until many years later.

True or false? All dinosaurs were about the same size.

False

100

Moons are like small planets. Our moon is only about one-fourth the size of the Earth. The Early has only one moon. Some planets have more than one moon. The moon is many miles from the Earth. As the Earth moves around the sun, the moon moves around the Earth.

How many moons does the Earth have?

One.

100

If you don't like the topic of conversation you should say "I don't want to talk about this" and walk away.

True or False

False

100

When trying to make friends, you should always try to find common ______________.

Interests

100

When you start a conversation by asking someone "What did you do last week", you are asking a question about the____.

a. future

b. past

c. present

past

200

Kangaroos live in family groups called "mobs." The family takes care of each other. The leader is the largest and strongest in the group. A baby kangaroo is called a "joey." When joeys are born, they have no eyes or ears. They live in their mothers' pouches until they are 7-10 months old.

Which kangaroo is usually chosen as the leader of the mob?

The largest and strongest

200

Lightning is a big spark of electricity. It lights up the sky. It flashes through the air. Lightning heats the air. The hot air pushes the cold air away. When the cold air is pushed away, we hear a loud sound. That sound is thunder.

What does lightning do to the air?

It makes it hot.

200

What are you going to do this weekend?

Tell me
200

Talking to someone while looking down or around the room is a good conversation strategy.

True or False?

False

200

Saying something that makes other people feel good, special, or appreciated.

a. judgement

b. nagging

c. compliment

compliment

300

Why doesn't a spider get caught in its own web? It is because the spider only walks on the dry threads. Even if it did touch a sticky thread, it would not be caught. Spiders' bodies are covered with oil. This keeps them from getting stuck.

How does a spider avoid getting caught in its own web?

It walks on the dry threads and is covered in oil.

300

Did you know that plants were the first living things on Earth? Plants lived long before animals came to Earth. The world's oldest plants are said to live in California. Some trees found there are almost 5,000 years old. Science tells us that the first plants grew in or near the water. Later, plants such as ferns and mosses began to grow.

Where are some of the world's oldest trees found?

California.

300

In South America lies the second longest river in the world--the Amazon River. This river looks calm and peaceful, but it can fool you. It is home to many snakes and alligators. But the greatest danger is from the piranhas. They can eat a person in a matter of minutes! Some people live on the river. These people are poor. They don't own any land, so they make their homes on the river and live on wooden rafts.

What is the greatest danger in the Amazon River?

The piranhas.

300

When someone is talking and you show that you are listening by saying comments like, "same! cool or wow" you are using a good conversation skill.

True or False? 

True

300

A turn-taking conversation includes:

a. question, question, question, question

b. question, comment, question, comment

c. comment, comment, comment, comment

b. question, comment, question, comment

400

The smallest flying bird is the hummingbird. Some are only two and a half inches long. It can do many things that other birds can't. It can fly backwards. It can fly straight up in the air. It can hover like a helicopter. It looks like it's floating in the air. Its wings beat so fast that it looks like it isn't moving at all. Its wings may beat up to 100 times per second. That's fast!

How fast can a hummingbird's wings beat?

Up to 100 times per second.

400

There are billions of stars in the Milky Way. This large group of stars is called a galaxy. A galaxy also has gases and dust. These stars are millions of miles away. The sun and the nine planets are also a part of the Milky Way. No one knows how galaxies were formed. We can only guess. Maybe there was one big mass that broke into pieces. We just don't know. Our Milky Way is only one of the many galaxies in the universe.

How were galaxies formed?

No one knows.

400

Free!

Free!

400

Make sure you do this before starting any conversation!!!!

What is say hello?

400

This is a conversation rule you should always follow if you don't want people to think you're dominating the conversation.

What taking turns talking?

500

You can find blue whales in all oceans. All whales are mammals. They breathe air. The blue whale has a blowhole on its head. The blowhole is important because it lets the whale breathe. Whales can't live without coming up to the surface of the water to take a breath. After they take a breath, they dive back under the water. They can stay underwater for more than an hour at a time.

Why is a whale's blowhole important?

It lets the whale breathe.

500

What are fossils? Fossils are imprints left in the ground. An imprint is like your footprint in the sand. A fossil might be an imprint of an animal, a plant, or an insect. Fossils can also be bones, teeth, or shells. Fossils tell us about life long ago. They give us clues about the past. Some fossils are millions of years old.

A fossil might be an imprint of what three things?

Animal, plant, insect.

500

Death Valley is in the state of California. It is one of the hottest places in the United States. Death Valley got its name from the miners who came during the Gold Rush of 1849. Many miners didn't know it would be so hot and died of thirst. The many deaths led to it's name, Death Valley. Much of the land is below sea level. The weather is harsh, but the desert live is beautiful. More than 900 kinds of plants live in Death Valley. It doesn't rain often, but when it does, the flowers burst with color.

How did Death Valley get its name?

From the many miners who died of thirst during the Gold Rush of 1849.

500

You should only make comments and not ask questions during a conversation.

True or False

False

500
You should always only talk about topics that you like or are interested in.  The other person doesn't matter.


True or False

False

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