Geography Quiz # 17

What are fossils?

 

Fossils are formed when plants or animals die and become covered by sediments. After millions of years they are petrified becoming rock or are outlined in rock.

#1 Fossil outlines found at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

#2 Petrified wood, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

#3 Petoskey Stones, Torch Bay Nature Preserve, Michigan

 

Where in the World Game – Week 4

The Where in the World game began as an ice breaker in my geography classes. Each morning I’d put up a photo for students to guess where or what it was. I’d put a few of these questions on exams for bonus points so if they didn’t come to class they missed out on the bonus points. I enjoyed their involvement as they tried to guess, talked among themselves or got hints from me.

In this monthly post I’m continuing the spirit of the game with my online community. Each month I’ll post a photograph of someplace not too obvious but not too obscure either. Can you tell me “where in the world” this photo is? You can make a guess or ask for hints. I’ll give the answer in the next edition of the Where in the World Game.

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The answer to last weeks game is the Statue of Liberty, New York City. Thanks for playing

Where in the world is this iconic mountain range?

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Geography Quiz #16

What are hot springs?

Underground water is heated and percolates to the earth’s surface. They are used for hot baths and geothermal energy.

Where in the World Game – Week 3

The Where in the World game began as an ice breaker in my geography classes. Each morning I’d put up a photo for students to guess where or what it was. I’d put a few of these questions on exams for bonus points so if they didn’t come to class they missed out on the bonus points. I enjoyed their involvement as they tried to guess, talked among themselves or got hints from me.

In this monthly post I’m continuing the spirit of the game with my online community. Each month I’ll post a photograph of someplace not too obvious but not too obscure either. Can you tell me “where in the world” this photo is? You can make a guess or ask for hints. I’ll give the answer in the next edition of the Where in the World Game.

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The answer to last weeks game is the Walls of Avila, Spain. Thanks for playing.

Where in the world is this iconic statue?

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Statue of Liberty, New York City

Geography Quiz: Week 14

How many states are in Mexico?

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There are 31 states plus the Federal District  of Mexico City. The largest state is Chihuahua in northern Mexico and the most populous is Mexico City with about 10 million people.

Boquillas Canyon was taken by me at Big Bend National Park, Texas. While I was not in Mexico the photo over looks the state of Coahuila.

The other three photos were taken by my daughter, Ashley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where in the World Game – Week 2

The Where in the World game began as an ice breaker in my geography classes. Each morning I’d put up a photo for students to guess where or what it was. I’d put a few of these questions on exams for bonus points so if they didn’t come to class they missed out on the bonus points. I enjoyed their involvement as they tried to guess, talked among themselves or got hints from me.

In this monthly post I’m continuing the spirit of the game with my online community. Each month I’ll post a photograph of someplace not too obvious but not too obscure either. Can you tell me “where in the world” this photo is? You can make a guess or ask for hints. I’ll give the answer in the next edition of the Where in the World Game.

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The answer to last weeks game is the Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Nevada. And we have a winner. antilandscaper correctly guessed Las Vegas. Thanks for playing

Where in the world is this arched entrance?

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Walls of Avila, Spain