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Colorado Map Quiz/Printout

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Colorado Label Me! Printout
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Colorado
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Colorado Flag Printout/Quiz

Large Flag Printable

Colorado was the 38th state in the USA; it became a state on August 1, 1876 .

State Abbreviation - CO
State Capital - Denver
Largest City - Denver
Area - 104,100 square miles [Colorado is the 8th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 5,268,367 (as of 2013) [Colorado is the 22nd most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Coloradans
Major Industries - agriculture (wheat, cattle, sheep), tourism (especially skiers), mining (gold, silver), oil, finance, and manufacturing

Major Rivers - Colorado River, Rio Grande, Arkansas River, South Platte River
Major Lakes - Grand Lake, Blue Mesa Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir
Highest Point - Mt. Elbert; 14,433 feet (4,399 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 64
Bordering States - Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming

Origin of the Name Colorado - The word Colorado is Spanish for the "color red," and refers to the muddy Colorado River
State Nickname - Centennial State, Colorful Colorado
State Motto - "Nil sine Numine" - Nothing Without Providence
State Song - Where the Columbines Grow

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Colorado - Allosaurus, Amphicoelias, Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Camarasaurus, Camptosaurus, Cathetosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Cionodon, Denversaurus, Diplodocus, Dryosaurus, Dystylosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Epanterias, Haplocanthosaurus, Marshosaurus, Nanosaurus, Ornithomimus, Othnielia, Polyonax, Stegosaurus, Supersaurus, Torvosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex, Ultrasauros

Colorado State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

The official state flag of Colorado was adopted on June 5, 1911. It was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911. The white in the flag symbolizes Colorado's snowcapped mountains, the blue symbolizes clear blue skies, the red symbolizes the reddish soil, and the golden yellow represents the Sun. Attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined with gold and silver tassels.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird

Lark bunting

State Animal

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

State Insect

Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly

State Fish

Greenback Cutthroat Trout

State Fossil



Stegosaurus

A plant-eating dinosaur with plates along its back.

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Rocky Mountain Columbine
(White and Lavender)

State Tree

Colorado Blue Spruce

State Grass

Blue grama grass

Earth Symbols:
State Gemstone

Aquamarine

State Soil

Seitz

Miscellaneous Symbol:
State Dance

Square dance

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Colorado: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Colorado using the map on this quiz.
Answers
Colorado

Colorado: Label Me!

Label the major features of Colorado.
Answers
Colorado

Colorado: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Colorado to print.
Connect the Dots Mystery Map

Colorado: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map

Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is in the western USA, that its capital is Denver, or that its name starts with "C." Answer: Colorado.


Colorado's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Colorado.
Flag of Colorado -thumbnail

Colorado's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Colorado.
Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley

Read about Tornado Alley, an area in Mid-USA that is prone to dangerous tornadoes.
Tornado Alley

Tornado Quiz + Label Tornado Alley Printout

Answer five questions about tornadoes and label the states in the heart of Tornado Alley. Or go to the answers.


Your State:
Draw and Write

Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
find related words

US State - Find Related Words

For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
find related words

US State Graphic Organizer

For one US state, write the name of the state, draw a map of the state, then write the state capital, postal abbreviation, date of statehood, state bird (draw and write), state flower (draw and write), a major body of water in the state, two bordering states, and state nickname.
Geography report thumbnail

US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, and state bird.
Geography report thumbnail

US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, state bird, state flower, climate, and major industries.


US State
Printable Book

A short, printable book on a US state. To complete the book, the student must research a US state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple questions about the state.


USA Map: Find Your State

Find and label your state in the USA, and label other important geography.
Answers


USA Map: Where I Live

Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your State

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
Word Wheel

US State Wheel

This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about a single US state; the student fills out the information on the wheel. It consists of a base page together with a rear wheel that spins around. After putting the wheel together, the student follows the instructions on the front wheel (coloring in the state on a US map and drawing a small map of the state) and fills out the 12 sections of the wheel with information about one state. When you spin the wheel, facts about the US State appear, including: Biggest Cities, Capital, Flag, Bodies of Water, Postal Abbreviation, State Bird, Population (rank), Area (rank), Residents Called, Bordered by, Major Industries, and Entered Union (order).
Find a word for each letter

US State - Find a Related Word for Each Letter

For a US state, see if you can think of and write down a word or phrase that is related to that state for each letter of the alphabet. Think of cities, famous people from the state, bodies of water, mountains, landmarks, and other features. Find words for as many letters as you can.
Tally marks

The Census

A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.
Map

Census:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the census, with a short text to read, a map to color, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf file with the worksheet and the answers.


US State Facts, Map and State Symbols
Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

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Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Order and Dates of Statehood State Population Figures State Area Figures State Extremes and Records
US Postal Codes US Postal Codes Matching Guidelines for Writing a Report on a State US Geography


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