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Monday, October 25, 2010

Please help with the Alaska research!

Hi 3rd graders and families!
I am wanting to see if you could do a little research on the state of Alaska.  We are going to take a virtual field trip to Alaska later this week.  I'm challenging you to find out 1 fact about Alaska and post it on our blog.  I can't wait to see what you find!  Here is a Google Earth map.  Can you find Alaska?

Hint: A good website to visit would be www.travelalaska.com.

View Alaska in a larger map


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  2. Alaska State Flower: Forget-me-not - adopted 1917
    Alaska State Fish: King Salmon - adopted 1962
    Alaska State Bird: Ptarmigan - adopted 1955
    Alaska State Tree: Sitka Spruce - adopted 1962
    Alaska State Mineral: Gold - adopted 1968
    Alaska State Gem: Jade - adopted 1968
    Alaska State Sport: Dog Mushing - adopted 1972
    Alaska State Insect: Dragonfly - adopted 1995
    Alaska State Fossil: Woolly Mammoth - adopted 1986
    Alaska State Mammal: Moose - adopted 1998

  3. Fishing is their main livelihood. Austin

  4. the alaska's capitial is juneau and its col lol.

  5. In the summer there is always at least a little bit of sunlight.But in the winter sometimes there is no sunlight at all.This is landon stone.I wish I could go there in the summer.

  6. Anna Holloway found this information from the following website: http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/alaska.html

    America bought Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867. President Andrew Johnson's Secretary of State, William H. Seward, was responsible for negotiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia. The USA paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska.

    Oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 1968. The oil fields at Prudhoe Bay are the largest in North America. The Trans-Alaska pipeline was built and completed in 1977 at a cost of $7.7 billion.

    An oil spill by an Exxon tanker in Prince William Sound in 1989 damaged pristine coastline and led to battles between environmentalists and the oil industry. The beautiful scenery, national parks, and wildlife are Alaska's main natural resources and tourist attractions

  7. There is alot to do in Alaska--hiking,kayaking, and even sled dog tours. There are many state parks and mountains. My grandpa even went Halibut fishing there. It would be so much fun to go on vacation there!!!!!

  8. the state bird of alaska is willow ptarmgan

  9. Juneau (population of about 31,262) the only state capital in the US with no road access. You can only get to it by air or sea.