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Geography Bee

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

We held the preliminary round of the Geo Bee and 34 students participated from 4th and 5th grades.  The competition was very, very, VERY close, the students knew their geography well, and a large group of students went on to the next round that was held on Tuesday. Congratulations to Oliver F., Jack M., Ellie S., Nola C., Yovela M., Gaetan A., Trevor G., Quinn C., Ryland P., Alex B., Peter N., Dylan M., Sofia A., Gabin L., Dominic C., Chance N., Christopher P., Joe R., Max R., Alex C., and Quinn F. !  

Los Perales Geography Bee Champion

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Geography Bee - there was quite a lot of interest and excitement and it turned out to be a very, very close competition.  Congratulations to the five finalists - Dominic C., Trevor G., Gabin L., Jack M. and Ellie S. - and to our Los Perales GeoBee Champion Ellie S.!  Ellie, along with all the other 4th-8th grade GeoBee champions throughout the state, will now take the qualifying test for the California Geo Bee (the top 100 students will qualify).  Good luck to Ellie!

And thank you again to ALL who participated! 

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 answer Indonesia.

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.

National Geographic Bee

Contact

Anna Maguire

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!

Test Your Knowledge
No signups necessary…just come and test your knowledge.  
Until then, practice by taking the  Daily Geography Quiz.