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Facts to Wow your Friends!
The Country of Brazil is the largest country on the continent of South America. It is also the 5th largest country in the world. The 2016 Summer Olympics were held in the country's city of Rio De Janeiro. This was the very first time the Olympics were held in a country on the continent of South America! Grab your fork to sample the national dish called feijoada(meat stew with black beans and pork ), pack your dance shoes to learn the samba and let’s learn about the country of Brazil!
Go to this link: http://www.factmonster.com/atlas/country/brazil.html Learn about the geography of the Brazil.
1. Futebal (called Soccer in the USA) is the national sport of Brazil. Every city has a stadium! In 2014, it hosted the World Cup(held every 4 years). During the Middle Ages, pig bladders were inflated and used as "balls""! In which country did soccer possibly originate more than 2000 years ago?_____________The history of "modern soccer" is said to have begun in this country._______________In most of the world, soccer is known as "football"". Before whistles were used, beginning in 1878, how did referees control the game?_______________It is estimated that a soccer player runs about __________ miles during a soccer game. Find the answers at this link: buzzle
2. The Amazon is the second longest river in the world. It is approximately how many miles long?________________ The longest river in the world is the Nile River, found in the country of Egypt. What is something that does not cross the Amazon River?___________________What is the name of the large snake that lives in the Amazon Basin?________________ What is the name of the meat-eating fish that lives in the Amazon River?_______________Find the answers at this link: sciencekids.co.nz
3. There are more than 1100 tributaries along the Amazon River. What is a tributary?___________________________(not in the text). In 1542, ______________ was the first European to travel the length of the Amazon River. In 2007, Martin Strel, was the first to SWIM the length of the Amazon River!__________________________ Because of its size, the Amazon River is nicknamed the River Sea. Starting in the Andes Mountains, in how many South American countries does the Amazon River flow?______What is the name of the deadly meat eating fish,with teeth on its tongue and roof of its mouth, that calls the Amazon River its home?____________Find the answers at this link:easyscienceforkids
There are 9 Webquestions, fun facts and extension activities in the complete resource.
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