Interested in signing up to be in the preliminary geography Bee, held at Bel Aire School? Our Bee will be held at lunch at on Monday, January 29th at 12:25 p.m, Tuesday, January 30th at 12:25 p.m, Wednesday, January 31st, at 12:25 p.m, Thursday, February 1st at 12:25 p.m. and finals Friday, February 2nd, at 12:25 p.m.
The first level of the competition begins here at Bel Aire. There will be one school winner, from the competition who will have a chance to compete for a place in the state competition by taking a written, multiple-choice qualifying test. As many as one hundred of the highest-scoring students in the state will advance to state level. The first-place winner from the State Bee advances to the national level, with an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Geographic Bee.
The National Geographic Bee is a nationwide contest for schools in the United States. The first-place prize, for the national champion, is a $50,000 college scholarship-plus, $500 in cash, and trip to the Galápágos Islands. There are also many great prizes throughout every level of the Bee. The Bee is designed to encourage the teaching and study of geography.
Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee (also attached by a simple click attached to this page), which poses ten new questions a day, or kids can download the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app. or use the app. during school recesses with more than 1,000 questions pulled from past Bees.
Note: The Study Corner will give you lesson plans to help you study. We suggest finding some study partners (i.e. friends, siblings, family members), and then start studying this beautiful earth of ours, including:
· Knowledge of place-names-and of the location of cultural and physical features around the globe.
· Distribution and patterns of languages, religions, economic activities, populations, resources, and political systems around the globe.
· Knowledge of cultural and physical regions or physical phenomena such as tectonic activity, landforms (i.e mountains, plains, grasslands, deserts), size, climate, bodies of water, soils, and flora and fauna around the globe.
· Understanding of changes in places and regions through time, including how people have modified the environment around the globe.
· Knowledge of tools geographers use, such as maps, instruments, graphs, and statistics around the globe.
The format of the Bee calls for brief answers (one word or phrase), and the questions may require interpretation of maps, graphs, and photographs. Best of luck to ALL!!!
Geographically Yours, Geo Adviosr Mrs. Le Clair, Mrs. Sanchez, Ms. Morphy, and Ms. Artis; Your Geography Bee Advisors
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