The Geography Bee, the Geo Bee for short, is a lot like a Spelling Bee; but instead of letters and words, you are asked about capitals, territories and all sorts of geography questions.
The Geography Bee, the Geo Bee for short, is a lot like a Spelling Bee; but instead of letters and words, you are asked about capitals, territories and all sorts of geography questions. If you win at your school, you take a test that is submitted and you might be one of the top competitors for the State bee. If you make it passed that, its Regional and finally the top kids from each region are sent to Washington D.C. for the final competition.
The first couple of rounds in the bees are based on the United States alone. What's the capital of Indiana? The Grand Canyon is located in which state?
The next couple of rounds are more focused on the world. Capitals of different countries, widely known landmarks, and current events. Most of the questions are based on what you know off the top of your head.
The winners are normal students from grades 4th – 8th who know a bit about the world we live in. Grant Larson, the school wide winner for Falcon Bluffs Middle School in Littleton, said, "I practiced for the first session of the Bee, but got through mainly based on knowledge that I had in the back of my brain."
Grant won on the question, "What is the single oil producing city in Iceland?" and the answer being "Reykjavik." This was one of the harder questions in the entire school wide Geo Bee.
Anyone can compete in the Geo Bee, and its not only educational but really fun too! See if you can still compete in your school's Geo Bee program. If not, try next year and you just might get to go to D.C.! Meanwhile, root for your hometown Grant Larson or another student from your own school! Have fun!