Hawaii

By: Isabel

Geography

  • Undersea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.
  • Hawaii is made up of 132 islands.
  • Hawaii is about 2,000 miles away from the United States.
  • The island of Hawaii is still getting bigger because as the lava from Mt. Kilauea cools and hardens, it adds to the land.

History

  • Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21st, 1959.
  • people from Polynesia settled Hawaii more than 1,500 years ago.
  • The first European to reach Hawaii was James Cook.
  • The Japanese attacked the naval base in pearl harbor on December 7th, 1941.

Plants and Animals

  • Some animals that live in Hawaii are Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, mongoose, and in more unusual places of Hawaii, deer, sheep, pigs and goats.
  • Some Hawaiian flowers are plumerias, orchids, hibiscus, and white pikake.
  • The koa tree is one of the tallest trees in Hawaii. It's 70 feet tall.

Fun Facts

  • There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet: a,e,i,o,u,h,k,l,m,n,and u.
  • The state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunukuapuaa.
  • Hawaii has its own time zone. There's no daylight savings time.
  • Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee, bananas, pineapples, and papayas.

State Facts

Nickname: The Aloha State

Bird: Nene

Flower: Yellow Hibiscus

Tree: Candlenut

Gemstone: Black Coral

Capital: Honolulu

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