Trivia for 5th and 6th Graders: Fun Facts Your Child Should Know

Most students enjoy fun activities, and you can use a trivia game to get your child excited about learning. Instead of focusing on a single subject or topic area, you can compile several interesting, useful facts into a single session. Use the questions below to get started.

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Where Can I Find Trivia for My 5th or 6th Grader?

Depending on the knowledge you want to test, there are several places you can search for fun facts. While you can purchase trivia books for children or search the local library, the easiest way to create a trivia worksheet or game for 5th and 6th graders is by searching the Internet.

There are a variety of free teaching and educational websites that provide information by grade level, subject and type of activity. You can mix and match the facts that will most appeal to your child's interests. If you want to create a trivia game that's literature-specific, conduct a more targeted search for 5th or 6th grade novels. If you want a good mix, pull quick tidbits from several sources. The following questions and answers will get you started.

Educational Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Who were the first two American faces to appear on United States coins that were not U.S. presidents?

Susan B. Anthony and Ben Franklin were the first two.

2. Name three of the five layers of the earth's atmosphere.

Any three of the following answers are correct: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere.

3. The Statue of Liberty holds her torch in the left hand. True or false?

This statement is false. She holds the torch in her right hand.

4. What tool is used to measure air pressure?

Air pressure can be measured with a barometer.

5. Which of the 50 states borders only one other state? Name its border state.

Maine is the only state that borders one other state. The border state is New Hampshire.

6. Delaware and Georgia were two of the original 13 colonies. True or false?

This is true. Both of these states were part of the original 13 colonies.

7. What percent of the earth's water can be used for drinking?

Less than one percent of the world's water supply is fresh and ready for drinking.

8. James and the Giant Peach and Matilda are two well-known books by what author?

The author of these two books is Roald Dahl.
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