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Wonders of the World

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Using the Internet, learn about the world's most spectacular and well-known sights, all without leaving your home!
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Send your child on this around-the-world Internet journey. There are 15 clues below, and the answers to each can be found online. Each clue points to famous buildings, locations, and monuments around the world. This mission will provide a list of 15 answers. Once your child has found all the answers, he or she can try this bonus activity. Go to www.puzzlemaker.com and see what puzzles and scrambles he or she can make with the answers! The whole family can participate in the clue contest, or work on the word puzzles. Just make sure anyone who's still solving the clues doesn't see the word puzzles first! (Answer key below)

Clues:

This large stone circle has kept people baffled for centuries.

This beautiful building is a tribute to love, and is also a tomb to an empress and shah.

Located in Paris, this is one of the most famous Gothic cathedrals in the world, complete with flying buttresses.

This Greek temple was dedicated to Athena.

This statuesque icon was a gift from France and has come to represent American freedom and democracy.

It's the largest canyon in the world, and located all in one state.

This California bridge is one of the longest in the world.

This mountain-carved memorial for four presidents is visible for 60 miles.

This Australian ocean spot is as long as California.

It's the worlds largest rainforest.

This desert is 3 million square miles long.

This Florida spot covers 3.5 thousand square miles of wetlands.

This mountain range extends from New Mexico to Canada.

This huge waterfall lies between the U.S. and Canada.

It's the worlds tallest mountain.

Answer Key: Stonehenge, Taj Maha,l Cathedral of Notre Dame, Parthenon, Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, Great Barrier Reef, Amazon, Sahara Desert, Everglades, Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, Mount Everest

Wonders of the World