National Geographic

Inspire students with fun questions and beautiful images from the National Geographic collection on topics like geography, science, and conservation.

Nat Geo WILD – Geography in the WILD

Answer questions about #geography, #wildlife, and #habitats using clips from #NationalGeographic #WILD #MissionCritical shows. For more educational resources visit: natgeoed.org/NatGeoWILD-education

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  1. Giant tortoises are protected on the Galápagos Islands which are part of what continent?
  2. Bamboo in China is to pandas as eucalyptus in Australia is to what animal?
  3. What lizard is the only modern lizard known to forage in the sea?
  4. Which group of islands along the Equator were discovered while sailing from Panama to Peru?
  5. Darwin Island is one of the Galápagos Islands that are found in which ocean?
  6. This Sumatran rhino lives in Sabah on the island of Borneo. Sabah belongs to which country?
  7. 30% of pandas live at the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, located on which continent?
  8. What is the most densely populated country in South America?
  9. The Galapágos Islands is a chain or group of islands, also known as a what?
  10. Serengeti National Park is located east of Lake Victoria in which country?
Lively Lizards

Explorer Magazine — Lively Lizards

Explorer Magazine, Adventurer (Grade 5), September 2017

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  1. Which part of a gecko helps most with balance?
  2. Which body part can a gecko lose to escape from a predator?
  3. Which is not a habitat for a gecko?
Passport to Wonder

Explorer Magazine — Passport to Wonder

Explorer magazine, Adventurer (Grade 5) September 2017

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  1. This Wonder is a tomb. It was built by a broken-hearted ruler to honor his wife.
  2. This Wonder is the largest human-made structure on Earth.
  3. This Wonder was once a busy market city. It’s name means “rock.”
  4. In this Wonder, ancient people watched gladiators fight.
  5. The Incas built this Wonder, an ancient city hidden in the Andes Mountains.
A-Maize-ing Grain

Explorer Magazine — A-Maize-ing Grain

Explorer magazine, Adventurer (Grade 5), September 2017

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  1. Which of these food crops is the most widely produced in the world?
  2. Where did corn originate?
  3. European settlers in North America used to eat popcorn with...
  4. Which of these items is not made with corn?
  5. Which is the next step in the corn production process? Planting, Growing, Harvesting, ________?
Ocean Wonders

Nat Geo Bee (Official) Creatures of the Sea

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This #official #GeoBee quiz will test your knowledge of #creatures of the #sea. For more information about the #NatGeoBee, visit NatGeoBee.org. #geography #ocean #animals

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  1. Which life form can shoot some of its internal organs out of its body to confuse predators?
  2. Which life form thrives around hydrothermal vents that spew heated mineral-rich water?
  3. Which creature pushes itself through the water by moving its strong tail up and down?
  4. Which sea creature hunts using stinging cells in its tentacles to stun its prey?
  5. Which life form is a type of sea slug that can be found off the coast of Australia?
  6. Which sea creature hatches from an egg in the brood pouch on the male’s abdomen?
  7. Which animal is a parasitic fish with a suction-cup mouth that it uses to attach to its host?
  8. Which species hunts by bumping seals off the ice in the Antarctic?
  9. Which large sea creature has a back fin that never fully develops but creates a rounded rudder?
  10. Which sea creature is a filter feeder that helps keep the water clean?
Ocean Wonders

Nat Geo Bee (Official) Ocean Wonders

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This is #official #GeoBee quiz will test your knowledge of the #geography of the world's #oceans. For more information about the #NatGeoBee, visit NatGeoBee.org

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  1. The Panama Canal connects the Pacific Ocean with which other ocean?
  2. The North Pole, the northernmost point on Earth, is located in which ocean?
  3. Endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks can be found near Oman and Yemen in which ocean?
  4. Offshore wind farms can be found in the North Sea in which ocean?
  5. Sea otters can be found near eastern Russia in the Sea of Okhotsk in which ocean?
  6. Once mistaken for mermaids, manatees can be found off the coast of Nigeria in which ocean?
  7. Giant tube worms can be found near the Galápagos Islands in which ocean?
  8. Madagascar is located off the eastern coast of Africa in which ocean?
  9. Orcas can be found in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in which ocean?
  10. The Titanic sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg in which ocean?
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Nat Geo Bee (Official) U.S. State Savvy

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This is #official #GeoBee quiz will test your knowledge of United States #geography. For more information about the #NatGeoBee, visit NatGeoBee.org

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  1. Which state borders Lake Michigan?
  2. Which state has a longer border with Canada?
  3. Which state has a smaller population?
  4. Key West is a resort city located on an island chain that is part of which state?
  5. The San Andreas Fault is located in which state?
  6. The city of Baton Rouge is located on the Mississippi River in which state?
  7. The Aleutian Islands are part of which state?
  8. Which state is the leading producer of both oil and natural gas?
  9. Lexington and Bowling Green are cities located in which state?
  10. Which state is located in the Great Plains?
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Nat Geo Bee (Official) Amazing Animals Photo Reveal

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This #Amazing #Animals #GeoBee quiz highlights animals from all over the #world. For more information about the National Geographic Bee, visit NatGeoBee.org. #Geography #NatGeo

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  1. Which animal in the Sahel region can roll into a ball to protect its soft belly from predators?
  2. Which animal lives in the Gran Chaco and uses its long snout as a snorkel?
  3. Which animal that lives in the Amazon can dissolve its prey by injecting it with venom?
  4. Known for its long, spiraled tusk, which creature inhabits the Arctic Ocean?
  5. Which long-billed bird lives in the canopy of the rain forests of Central and South America?
  6. Which animal feeds on penguins and krill near the coast of Antarctica?
  7. Which animal found in Tanzania has poor eyesight and relies more on hearing and smell?
  8. Which animal lives in the Arctic and digs in the snow to find lichens and mosses?
  9. Which animal digs tunnels in the North American temperate grassland?
  10. What reptile, the world’s largest species of lizard, lives in the Lesser Sunda Islands?
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Nat Geo Bee (Official) U.S. Food Faves

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This is #official #GeoBee quiz will test your knowledge of United States #geography and some food favorites. For more information about the #NatGeoBee, visit NatGeoBee.org

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  1. You can ride a train at the Jelly Belly warehouse near the city of Kenosha in which state?
  2. You can create your own candy bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World near Harrisburg in which state?
  3. Buffalo wings take their name from a city located on Lake Erie in which state?
  4. You can create your own custom PEZ candy dispenser near New Haven in which New England state?
  5. Oreo cookies are mainly produced in Richmond in which eastern state?
  6. Doritos were invented in the 1960s at Disneyland in the Santa Ana Valley in which state?
  7. The Dr. Pepper Museum is located in Waco near the Brazos River in which state?
  8. A Jell-O plant is located in Mason City in which state that borders the Mississippi River?
  9. Potato chips are produced at the Utz factory in Hanover in which state?
  10. The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory is located east of Lake Champlain in which state?
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Nat Geo Bee (Official) Road Trip U.S.A.

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This #official #GeoBee quiz will test your knowledge of United States #Geography and is great for #elementaryschool and #middleschool. For more information about the #NatGeoBee, visit NatGeoBee.org.

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  1. To which state would you travel to watch the Pirates play baseball in Pittsburgh?
  2. To hike the red rocks of Sedona, you would travel to which state?
  3. To go skiing in the Green Mountains, you would travel to which state?
  4. To stroll the San Antonio River Walk, you would travel to which state?
  5. Which state would you visit to swim in the Lake of the Ozarks?
  6. To which state would you travel to explore caverns in the Shenandoah Valley?
  7. To visit Jackson Hole and climb Devils Tower, you would travel to which state?
  8. To visit Seneca Caverns in the Allegheny Mountains, you would travel to which state?
  9. To see Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, you would travel to which state?
  10. To which state would you travel to see the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville?
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Nat Geo Bee (Official) World Geography Geo Extremes

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This #official #GeoBee quiz will test your knowledge of World #Geography Extremes and is great for #elementaryschool and #middleschool. For more information about the #NatGeoBee, visit NatGeoBee.org.

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  1. Qeshm, the largest island in the Persian Gulf, is part of which country?
  2. Which country is Africa’s largest by area?
  3. Which country is the least densely populated country in the world?
  4. The world’s largest salt flat is located in the Altiplano region in which country?
  5. The world’s longest road tunnel is located northeast of Bergen in which Scandinavian country?
  6. The world’s hottest inhabited place is located near Eritrea in which country?
  7. Which is Africa’s most populous country?
  8. Which landlocked country is located furthest from an ocean?
  9. Tugela Falls is located near the border between Lesotho and which other country?
  10. What is the largest island by area in the Caribbean Sea?
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Nat Geo Bee (Official) Awesome Adventures

What's the best way to prepare for the National Geographic Bee? Practice! This Awesome #Adventures #GeoBee quiz highlights adventurous places and things to do all over the #world. For more information about the #NatGeoBee, visit NatGeoBee.org. #geography #natgeo

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  1. You can hike to the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, in which country?
  2. Runners travel about 150 miles in a desert race called the Gobi March in which Asian country?
  3. Lake Constance lies on the border between Switzerland, Germany, and which other country?
  4. You can hang glide over the city of Rio de Janeiro in which South American country?
  5. Climbers can explore the ice on the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta in which country?
  6. You can go bungee jumping on South Island in which country located in the South Pacific?
  7. Kayakers can paddle on Lake Baikal in Siberia in which country?
  8. Climb one of the tallest sand dunes in the world in which country south of Angola?
  9. Mont Blanc massif is located on the border between France, Switzerland, and what other country?
  10. Volunteers can feed, walk, and wash elephants near Kathmandu in which Asian country?
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5 National Geographic resources that provide more fun ways to learn

Access new lesson plans, classroom resources, and professional development opportunities from National Geographic through Kahoot!

This article was written by National Geographic.

At NatGeoEd.org, we’ve created lessons and activities to help students develop the skills they need to better understand, explore, and protect our planet. Through these educational resources, you’ll help inspire the next generation of informed, curious, and capable global citizens who will work to make the world a better place.

Encourage the mindset of a National Geographic explorer

The National Geographic Learning Framework communicates our core beliefs and values and provides educators like you with the tools you need to teach kids about the world and how it works. The Learning Framework lays out the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that encompass the curious, collaborative, and empowered mindset of a Nat Geo Explorer — and show your students that science, exploration, and conservation are alive outside of their textbooks.

Encourage the mindset of a National Geographic explorer
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Explore a world of resources at your fingertips

Bring National Geographic into your classroom with our free teaching resources. Our standards-based classroom materials are designed in a modular system, giving you access to lessons and activities that last a class period, week, or longer.

Explore a world of resources at your fingertips
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Help busy bees study for the Bee

The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography competition at the school, state, and national levels where students compete for a chance to win up to $50,000 in college scholarships. While your students study for the Bee, they learn about the world, its people, and important historical events.

Register your school today and check out our Kahoot! quizzes to get your class excited for the challenge.

Help busy bees study for the Bee
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Let your students go WILD!

Sometimes it’s OK for your students to get wild‚ Nat Geo WILD, that is.

WILD isn’t just a TV channel, it is also an amazing educational resource with exciting videos on critical topics like conservation, endangered species, habitats, and human-environment interactions to help you teach the next generation of young explorers.

Let your students go WILD!
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Go beyond the page (and yellow border)

Inspire your students to learn about the world with National Geographic’s Explorer magazine. This magazine’s fascinating storytelling and stunning photographs—which come in six reading level editions—help teach important reading skills through engaging nonfiction content. View a sample issue to see how Explorer magazine can become a fun, and indispensable, addition to your classroom.

Go beyond the page (and yellow border)
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