Hi Kids!

Hope you are having FUN reading Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

 

Answers to the “brain teasers” are in the book below. If you guessed any of the answers,

you must be a GREAT READER and a CREATIVE THINKER!

 

Choose the Chapter Number to View The Brain Teaser and Answer

 

Chapter 2

 

BRAIN TEASER: When is light like a ball?

 

ANSWER: … when it is reflected light

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 10 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 3

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why is the sun’s gravity like a space map?

 

ANSWER: … because the sun’s gravity keeps the planets from getting lost in space

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 20 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 4

 

BRAIN TEASER: Erica has a shepherd named Moon, and Mother Saturn has…?

 

ANSWER: … Shepherd moons

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 32 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 5

 

BRAIN TEASER: When is fear like an ice cube?

 

ANSWER: … when it melts away

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 42 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 6

 

BRAIN TEASER: Where can a day last longer than a year?

 

ANSWER: … on the planet Venus

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 54 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 7

 

BRAIN TEASER: What kind of paper feels like a candle?

 

ANSWER: … wax paper

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 63 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 8

 

BRAIN TEASER: When can something be different and the same?

 

ANSWER: … when it is an analogy

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 70 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 9

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why does it make “sense” for Erica to play a guessing game with her candy?

 

ANSWER: … because she is using her senses

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 79 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 10

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why are the planets like thunder?

 

ANSWER: … because their voices rumbled

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 84 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 11

 

BRAIN TEASER: What do you call someone who is awesome and lives far away?

 

ANSWER: … “far out”

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 93 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 12

 

BRAIN TEASER: Who has more children than any other mother in the world?

 

ANSWER: … Mother Earth

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 98 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 13

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why does it make “sense” for Erica to play a guessing game with her candy?

 

ANSWER: … because Erica’s mind is spinning

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 106 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 14

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why would someone from the Terrano family be named “Earth’s choice”?

 

ANSWER: … because they are "terra annuo"

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 114 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 15

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why does Erica need to know that “Little Red Puppies Smell Trouble”?

 

ANSWER: … It is a mnemonic device to help Erica remember the buttons on the Cosmic Communicator for Listen, Record, Play, Stop and Talk.

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 123 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 16

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why would Mercury be “glowing with happiness” because he knows that his great-grandmother shines “brighter” for him than any of the other planets?

 

ANSWER: … Mercury is looking on the "bright side."

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 128 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 17

 

BRAIN TEASER: If Erica heard seven voices on the Cosmic Communicator, and six of them were planets, who was the other voice?

 

ANSWER: … her own voice

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 136 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 18

 

BRAIN TEASER: What name does a “cosmic” person call something that tastes delicious?

 

ANSWER: … “cosmolicious”

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 142 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 19

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why does the soil on Mars need more practice?

 

ANSWER: … because the soil is rusty

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 145 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark

Chapter 20

 

BRAIN TEASER 1: Sound is friendly because it travels in …?

 

ANSWER: … waves

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 152 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

 

 

BRAIN TEASER 2: Atoms and molecules are important because they make things that really …?

 

ANSWER: … matter

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on pages 150 & 151 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 21

 

BRAIN TEASER: What kind of breakfast food would you be if you were on Venus?

 

ANSWER: … hot pancakes

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 160 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 22

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why does Erica think her grandfather called her a “smart chicken”?

 

ANSWER: … Erica thought pulchritudinous was "poultry-studious."

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 164 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 23

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why doesn’t Erica want to go on her incredible “journey”?

 

ANSWER: … Erica is afraid she might trip.

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 171 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 24

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why was there something “fishy” about Erica’s anger?

 

ANSWER: … Erica’s anger is like a shark.

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 176 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.

Chapter 25

 

BRAIN TEASER: Why should Uncle Garwin have checked his watch when he was explaining ancient wisdom to Erica?

 

ANSWER: Uncle Garwin was explaining the ancient wisdom of "time."

 

* Clues for solving this brain teaser are on page 184 of Earth’s Secret: Voices in the Dark.