Extreme Nature Knowledge Cards
The Highest, Deepest, Widest, Smallest, Heaviest, and Fastest Places and Living Things
Not one for mediocrity, Mother Nature frequently pushes the envelope, creating something so extraordinary that it eclipses others of its kind. In the plant and animal kingdoms, she has endowed certain species with exceptional size, speed, or longevity. On the Earth’s surface, she has carved features so spectacular that they draw visitors from across the globe to witness their magnitude.
This deck of Knowledge Cards covers forty-eight of Nature’s superlatives in the areas of geography, biology, and climate. Which mammal bears the most young? (No, not the rabbit.) Where will you find the world’s driest and wettest locations? (On opposite sides of the planet.) Which insect is the most destructive? (One of their swarms covered 2,000 square miles.) With fascinating answers to questions like these, Extreme Nature will delight inquisitive thrillseekers of all ages.
Suggestions for Use
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and the pandemic has forced change onto all of us. One of the benefits is that many people have discovered how to connect to others online using video calls (FaceTime or Zoom for example). To keep people feeling buoyant, a wonderful lady in the Worcestershire village of White Ladies Aston has maintained a community spirit during the lockdowns by holding regular events via video calls. One of the popular online events is a village quiz. Using a set of cards such as the Knowledge Cards, they hold a fun quiz (nothing too serious!). The organiser reads out a question (or if it’s a picture, holds it up to the camera) and everyone writes down their answer. At the end, they go through the answers together.
Learn Something New
Knowledge Cards are an ideal way to keep your mind flexible by learning something new every day. Each day, pull out a card and learn the fact/facts (some cards contain several). If you have access to the internet or some reference books, you could look even deeper into the topic and really expand your knowledge.
Improve Your Memory
If you like the idea above of learning something new, why not take it one step further and improve your memory too? Learn the fact on the card, then the next day learn a new one but also recall the one from the previous day. As you get good at that, see if you can remember three days of facts, or four or even more. Keep challenging yourself. Working on your memory will improve your bridge game when you get back to it too!