Lovell Middle School will once again be participating in the National Geographic – Geography Bee. LMS has been competing in the GeoBee for well over twenty years. School competition will commence with individual classroom competition starting in early December. The top ten scores from the classroom competition will advance to the school finals that will take place in January. The school champion will then take a written test to qualify for the state finals, which will take place on April 1, 2016 in Laramie, Wyoming. The National Championship is slated for May 22-25, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
While common classroom knowledge is sufficient, some students in the past have asked about things they can do to help themselves get prepared for our local school competition. Below are some resources that are recommended for students that will help them prepare. Some of them cost money whereas others are free.
Read and go over as many atlases and maps as you can.
Go over geographic terminology such as mesa, isthmus, cape and gorge, etc.
The website www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee has 10 new questions each day. Log on each day and test yourself to learn along the way.
You can also download over 1000 past geographic bee questions from “National Geographic Bee Challenge.” This is the GeoBee Challenge App for mobile devices and costs $1.99. (multiple choice and map questions)
Two books that you can buy that are great for reviewing are:
“The National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book (Countries from A to Z)” and “How to Ace The National Geographic Bee (Official Study Guide)”
Both books are available at most book stores or you can order online at
Shopng.com/geobee or call 888-225-5647.
Studying for the GeoBee is a fun way to learn about the world around us!!!