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New Jersey

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New Jersey


What states, country, or bodies of water border it? Delaware River, Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean,Pensyllvania,New York,Delaware

What is the state capital? Trenton

What are some major cities? Newark, Jersey City, Atlantic City, Sayreville, Somerset.

What is the area (in square miles) of your state? 8,722

What is the highest point and how high is it? High Point Peak/1803 feet above sea level

What is the lowest point and how low is it? Atlantic Ocean/ sea level



Tell when it became a state and what number it is.. New Jersey became a state on Dec. 18, 1787.  New Jersey is the 3rd state

How did the state get its name? From the Channel Isle of Jersey

Tell about a historic figure from this state.Thomas Edison He invented a telegraph that could send two messages at the same time over one wire.



Who is the governor? Christopher Christie

Who are the U.S. senators from this state? Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez

 How many U.S. House of Representatives members are from this state?  13

State flag:




List resources mined in the state: granite, limestone, marble, slate, sand and gravel, clay, zinc, iron ore, and marl

List crops grown in the state: tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, cranberries, and peaches



What is the average high January temperature of the state capital? 38 degrees

What is the average high July temperature of the state capital? 85 degrees

What is the average low January temperature of the state capital?  24 degrees

What is the average low July temperature of the state capital?  67 degrees

What is the average precipitation for January of the state capital?  3.7 inches

What is the average precipitation for July of the state capital?  4.8 inches



What is the population of the state (year 2000 or later)?  8,791,894 (2010)






State bird: Eastern Goldfinch

State flower:Purple Violet

State tree:Red Oak

State song:"I'm From New Jersey"

State nickname: The Garden State

Other -New Jersey's motto is, "Liberty and Prosperity "



Where is somewhere to go and enjoy yourself in this state?Sandy Hook Beach, Sayreville. Somerset, Sea Side Heights

 Sandy Hook Beach is somewhere you can enjoy the waves and you can have a lunch on a summer day plus you can go swimming!!!!


Sandy Hook Beach is a beautiful place to visit. It is a place for family fun.


Sandy Hook Beach



What other interesting things did you learn about this state?  My father's family is from New Jersey.  I enjoyed the beaches.


 Bibliography (Where did you find your information?):New Jersey, Facts and Symbols   Satern, Shelley, Swanson, Infoplease.com, family members.

Thomas Alva Edison Biography-The Edison Papers.  http://edison.rutgers.edu/biogrphy.htm . 3/12/07. http://www.factmonster.com/atlas/unitedstates.htmlhttp://www.50states.com/songs/newjerse.htm.

World Almanac for Kids - New Jersey. http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/states/newjersey.html#fw..ne036900.a10.c50 . 2007.

New Jersey Weather. Infoplease. com



Citing sources:

Web Site – Author. Title of site or web page. URL of site, date of publication

Book – Author. Title of book. Edition. City of publisher: Name of publisher, year of publication

Encyclopedia: Title of encyclopedia, volume of encyclopedia used. City of publisher: Name of publisher, year of publication, pages where the article is located.

Photos used - Give the name of the person who owns the photo.



Comments (3)

Anonymous said

at 1:40 pm on Mar 18, 2007

Great Job! Thank you for all the work you did on this project.

Anonymous said

at 8:53 am on Mar 21, 2007

Thank you for all of the interesting information about New Jersey.
Sandy Hook Beach looks like a beautiful place to visit.
Wonderful job!

bes02 said

at 9:43 am on Apr 30, 2010

Alright good job

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