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6th Grade U.S. Scavenger Hunt

Your job will be to use the Internet links provided to find the answers to the questions below. Place your answers on a separate sheet of paper remembering to put your name, date, and class in the upper right hand corner. Title your page: "6th Grade Scavenger Hunt". You must write all your answers in complete sentences. Skip a line between each answer. This assignment is worth fifty (50) points: 2 points per question and 10 points for neatness and following instructions. The assignment must be fully completed and neatly done to be awarded all the available points. Papers with ragged edges will not be accepted.
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: For five extra credit points draw a color picture of the state flag!
1. What is the state capital?

2. What is the postal abbreviation for the state?

3. What is the population of the state?

4. What is the state bird and/or flower?

5. On what date was the state admitted to the union?

6. What number corresponds to the sequence in which the state was admitted? Was it the first, second, etc.

7. What is the origin of the state's name?

8. What is the state's nickname?

9. Name five famous people who were born in the state and why they are famous.

10. What is the title of the state song?

11. What is the average annual precipitation in the state?

12. What is the state motto?

13. What is the number of square miles of land?

14. What are the major crops in the state?

15. What are the major industries in the state?

16. What is the most interesting or fun fact you found about the state?

17. Are there professional sports teams in the state? What are they? If not, what is the state's largest university?

18. What states border your state?

19. What and where are the highest and lowest points in the state?

20. Who is the governor of the state?

Browse the links below to search for the information you need.

A U.S. Census Bureau Factfinder website especially for kids!

Good basic information on all the states.

A good place to explore all the states.

Click here to go to's a good one.

A good site for capitals and finding out when a state entered the union!

Information on state governments