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All About Washington

State Facts

Washington was the 42nd state to join the union. It became a state on November 11, 1889.

State facts about Washington

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

Washington State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Washington

Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest

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.

The 50 States - Washington

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Washington

Mr. - 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.

Explore the States - Washington

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Washington

Facts & Trivia about Washington - Washington

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Washington

Awesome America - Washington

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Washington.

Washington Map/Quiz Printout

Washington State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Washington Apples Just for kids

From the Washington Apple Commission. Offers incite into a Kids View, coloring book, Recipes for kids, and apple trivia.

Washington State Legislature Student Page

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*

Access Washington State

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.

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