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Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 11

Week 11: Geography questions to help students learn research skills and discover fun facts.
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Geography Challenge

Week 11

Discover fun facts with three levels of geography questions.

Level 1 (Grades 3-5)


Forty-eight states of the United States have other states that border them.

What two states of the United States do not have states bordering them?

Level 2 (Grades 5-7)


The Suez Canal shortened the distance ships had to travel from Asia to England by 6,000 miles (9,700 kilometers).

Why do you think this was important?

Level 3 (Grades 6 and up)


The technical term for exploring caves is spelunking.

What is the scientific study of caves called? What is the scientific term for stalactites and stalagmites?
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Geography Challenge Answers

Week 11

Level 1


Neither Alaska nor Hawaii shares a border with any states.

Level 2


Once the Suez Canal opened, ships travelling between Asia and England did not have to sail around the tip of Africa. This meant that merchants could save a lot of time and money moving their goods to England.

Level 3


The scientific study of caves is speleology. The scientific term for stalactites and stalagmites is speleothems.
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