LP’s 4th and 5th graders, along with fourth through eighth graders nationwide, will test their geo-knowledge in an exciting three rounds of questions and answers. If you know where the Everglades are, or the capital of Turkey, or the longest river in the world, then you’re off to a great start!
All levels of Geo-knowledge are welcome to participate!
Contact Geo Bee Coordinator, Anna Maguire (510-735-4879) with questions or for more information.
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.