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Geography Bee

4th and 5th Graders!! Geo Bee is Here!

Calling all 4th and 5th graders!  The spectacular Geography Bee is coming soon!  

Come and compete for a chance to be the LP Geo Bee Champion!


Can you name the longest river in the world?  How about the tallest mountain?

Do you know where Norway is?  Or India?  Or Egypt? Or Brazil?

Can you name the states that border California?  How about the Great Lakes?  

Can you name one country through which the equator runs?

Where is Death Valley?  The Mississippi River?  The Appalachian Mountain Range?




The Geography Bee is held annually.  All 4th and 5th graders are invited to participate in the preliminary round held on Dec. 11th.  The top ten students will then compete in the finalist round held on Dec. 12th, and the top two students will compete in the championship round held on Dec. 14th.  Friends are certainly welcome to cheer on the contestants during the finalist and championship rounds.  All rounds will be held at lunchtime (12:20-1:00) in Room 4.  The Los Perales Geo Bee champion will then take an online test competing with other 4th-8th graders throughout the state for a chance to participate in the California State Geo Bee.


The Geo Bee is sponsored by The National Geographic Society.  For more information please visit their website: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/bee

There is also a separate website for the California chapter of the Geography Bee:


There are numerous atlases and geography books at the Los Perales library to help with studying, as well as daily online practice questions on the Geo Bee website.  The competition covers both U.S. geography and world geography.


For more information please contact Geo Bee coordinator Anna Maguire 510-735-4879.


Sample Questions

Here are some sample questions from the National Geographic Bee, along with ideas about how to look for clues within the questions that can help you figure out the right answers.

Which state has a climate suitable for growing citrus fruits—California or Maine?

You know that oranges and grapefruit are citrus fruits and that they grow in warm places. Since California's climate is definitely warmer and sunnier than Maine's, you correctly answer California.

Which country has the world's largest Muslim population—Indonesia or Mexico?

If you have studied maps showing world religions, you will know the answer immediately. If you haven't, you might reason that Mexico was settled by the Spanish, followers of Christianity not Islam. Either way, you correctly answerIndonesia.

The North Atlantic current brings warm waters from the tropics to the west coast of which continent?

From studying physical maps you know that the North Atlantic is the area of the Atlantic that lies north of the Equator and that the entire west coast of Europe borders the North Atlantic, so you correctly answer Europe.


2017-18 GeoBee Dates

During lunchtime on:


Preliminary Round  December 11th

Finalist Round December 12th
Top 2 Round December 14th


Open to all 4th and 5th Graders!


No signups necessary…just come and test your knowledge.  
Until then, practice by taking the daily geography quiz by clicking HERE.