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Nevada Map Quiz/Printout

Nevada Outline Map Printout
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Nevada
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Nevada Flag Printout/Quiz

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Nevada was the 36th state in the USA; it became a state on October 31, 1864 .

State Abbreviation - NV
State Capital - Carson City
Largest City - Las Vegas
Area - 110,567 square miles [Nevada is the 7th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 2,790,136 (as of 2013) [Nevada is the 35th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Nevadans
Major Industries - tourism, mining (gold, silver), hydro-electric power

Major Rivers - Colorado River, Humboldt River, Truckee River
Major Lakes - Pyramid Lake, Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Lake Tahoe, Walker Lake
Highest Point - Boundary Peak - 13,143 feet (4,006 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 16 (plus 1 independent city)
Bordering States - Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah


Origin of the Name Nevada - Nevada is from the Spanish word meaning "snowcapped."
State Nickname - Silver State, Sagebrush State
State Motto - "All for Our Country "
State Song - Home Means Nevada

Nevada State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

Nevada's official flag was adopted on March 26, 1929, but was revised on June 8, 1991. The flag has a deep blue background. It pictures a yellow, flowing ribbon that reads "BATTLE BORN." A five-pointed silver star and the words NEVADA are under the ribbon. These are surrounded by green sagebrush with yellow flowers.

Sagebrush is Nevada's state flower. The silver star represents the rich mineral wealth of Nevada, especially the famous Comstock lode (discovered in 1859), which is one of the largest silver and gold mines ever found. The words "Battle Born" on Nevada's flag allude to fact that Nevada bacame a state during the Civil War.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird

Mountain bluebird
(Sialia currucoides)

State Animal

Desert Bighorn (or Nelson) Sheep
(Ovis canadensis nelsoni)

State Reptile



Desert tortoise

(Gopherus agassizii)

State Fish

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
(Salmo clarki henshawi)

State Fossil

Ichthyosaur
(Shonisaurus - a huge, whale-like marine reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs)

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Sagebrush
(Artemisia tridentata)

State Grass

Indian Ricegrass
(Oryzopsis hymenoides)

State Trees

Single leaf Pinon and Bristlecone Pine
(Pinus monophylla and Pinus aristata)

Earth Symbols:
State Rock

Sandstone

State Metal

Silver

State Precious Gemstone

Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

State Semi-Precious Gemstone

Turquoise

State Soil

Orovada
(unofficial)

Miscellaneous Symbols:
State Artifact

Tule Duck
Almost 2,000- year-old duck decoys made from bullrush stems (tule) and found at Lovelock Cave.

State Colors

Silver and Blue

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Nevada: Map/Quiz Printout

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

Nevada: Outline Map Printout

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

Nevada: 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 Carson City, or that its name starts with "N." Answer: Nevada.
Nevada

Nevada: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Nevada.
Answers
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Nevada's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Nevada.


Nevada's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Nevada.


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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Minnesota

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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