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Learning About A Nearby State

Scenario:
You decide to learn more about a nearby state, its history and its present day status. Search the internet for answers to your questions.

Questions:
1. What is the name of the nearby state you chose?

2. When was the state admitted to the Union? 1, 3

3. How old does that make the state?

4. Who is the state's governor? 1

5. Who founded the state? 1

6. What is the area of the state? 1, 3

7. What is the most recent population estimate? 1, 3
     What is the population density of the state? (people per square mile)

8. What is the mean travel time that it takes for people to get to work? 1, 3

9. In which time zone is the state located? 1

10. What is the projected population for the state in 2010? In 2030? 3

11. What is the state animal? State bird? State nickname? 1, 4

12. What is the point of highest elevation in the state? The lowest elevation point? 1, 4


1Search Engines:
Google: http://www.google.com
Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com
Ask: http://www.ask.com
MSN: http://search.msn.com

2Weather:
Weather.com: http://www.weather.com
Yahoo! Weather: http://weather.yahoo.com
Accuweather: http://www.accuweather.com
CNN Weather: http://cnn.com/weather

3State Data:
City-Data: http://www.city-data.com
U.S. Census QuickFacts: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/
Projected Populations: http://www.census.gov/population/projections/SummaryTabA1.pdf

4Encyclopedias:
Encarta: http://encarta.msn.com
Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org