Washington was the 42nd state to join the union. It became a state on November 11, 1889.
Capital - Olympia
Abbreviation - WA
Nickname - The Evergreen State
Motto - "Alki" - By and By
Song - Washington, My Home
Bird - Goldfinch
Flower - Coast Rhododendron
Insect - Green Darner Dragonfly
Area - approximately 71,303 square miles
Websites for studying about Washington
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Washington
Welcome to the tree identification Home Page at Oregon State University! The purpose of this site is to help you identify common conifers and broadleaves in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to skip through the pages to learn more about specific genera, or to try your hand at identifying a tree specimen with a user-friendly dichotomous key. If you don't have a specimen handy, go to the mystery tree pages to try to identify the trees pictured.
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Washington
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Washington resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Washington
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Washington
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Washington.
Created by the U.S.Mint, these coloring pages can be accessed through Wayback Archive.
From the Washington Apple Commission. Offers incite into a Kids View, coloring book, Recipes for kids, and apple trivia.
The Washington State Legislature Welcomes Kids of All Ages. Check out the following links to find out more about how a bill becomes a law, who represents you in Olympia, or what our state symbols are * Who represents you in Olympia? * Symbols of Washington State * Capitol Campus Online Trivia Game * Glossary of Terms * How a Bill Becomes a Law* * Washington State Coloring Book* * Washington State Student Guide*
All About Washington State: State facts, State symbols (Flower, bird, motto, tree...), State History Museum, State coloring book, Electronic virtual Capitol tour, City and county Websites.
Washington Virtual Field Trips
Mount Rainier National ParkAshford
Virtual field trip onlineA Source of Inspiration - Learn about glaciers. Discover life in a rainforest. Hike the Wonderland Trail. Explore subalpine ecology. Watch clouds shroud the mountain and disappear. Visit a rustic historic building. Dream about climbing to the summit. Study geology. Experience a mountain meadow. Listen to a glacier crack.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic MonumentSilver Lake
Virtual field trip onlineAt 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted. Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche. Nearly 230 square miles of forest was blown down or buried beneath volcanic deposits. At the same time a mushroom-shaped column of ash rose thousands of feet skyward and drifted downwind, turning day into night as dark, gray ash fell over eastern Washington and beyond. The eruption lasted 9 hours, but Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscape were dramatically changed within moments. In 1982, the President and Congress created the 110,000-acre National Volcanic Monument for research, recreation, and education. Inside the Monument, the environment is left to respond naturally to the disturbance.
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