This is a challenging game, so it's not for beginners...but do keep in mind that the National Geographic GeoBee is meant for kids in grades 4-8. Are you smarter than a 4th grader? If you need help studying, you should check out the National Geographic World Atlas HD app, also available on iTunes.

Three types of game play make sure you really know your stuff and never get bored.

In the multiple-choice round, answers come from a library of more than 1300 National Geographic GeoBee questions. In the map challenge round, you zoom, pinch and tap your way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1000+ locations. For an added challenge, bonus rounds include compelling National Geographic photographs where you have to locate what's in the photo on the interactive map...only we don't tell you where the photo was taken or what is in the picture!

The faster you answer, the more points you get! You have to keep up the pace to move on to the next round.

About National Geographic GeoBee:
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic GeoBee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

"GeoBee makes an excellent companion for long train rides or meals with dull people." - Slate

“Grab It. The first day of school is just around the corner. Here (is) an app that can be packed in alongside your kids’ pencils and notebooks.” – New York Daily News

MOBI Award FINALIST - Best Mobile Game 2010

Apple recommended - Back to school app!

What’s New

Version 2.4.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Chartab ,

The best educational tool ever

This game is awesome. There is no better game than the GeoBee Challenge on the AppStore. It's really informative in funny way and I really appreciate this game from national geographic. I had this game on one of my devices and I was about to ask you to attend to some problems but I found out it was going to be a new update and the new update solved all of the problems i have had. I'm gonna play this game for many hours. This game will be the best educational tool you will ever find. I would have given more stars if I could.

Developer Response ,

Hi Chartab - thank you for playing as well as the terrific review!

jeffrw2 ,

Great educational app

I’ve certainly enjoyed this app but would like to make a couple of suggestions. First, in the GeoFacts rounds, it would be better if the question didn’t disappear from the screen immediately after selecting an answer. There is an incentive to answer quickly, but in plenty of cases I have wanted to reread the question afterward for more details or to be sure I understood. Second, the bonus rounds contain some beautiful photos! However, it would be nice if, after placing it on the map, we could also see a short explanation about what the landmark in question actually is. I would also like to be able to view the photo again (maybe even an enlarged version).

pkoches ,

Great...but please allow zoom in for more accurate answers

I would give this app five stars if it allowed the player to zoom in when selecting an exact location.
I teach world geography and would love to use this app with my class, however, I know my younger students will become easily frustrated when the app tells them a question is wrong when they are within 10 miles of the location.

It's frustrating to get a question partially wrong within 10 or so miles of the exact location. The app does not enable the player to zoom in enough to get exact location. It's a set up for failure.
I still love the app but would love to see the changes.

Developer Response ,

Hi pkoches - Thank you for the feedback. It took us a while, but we wanted to let you know that the current version of the GeoBee Challenge app has an all-new map that lets you zoom (by pinching) in much greater detail. We hope you try it out and see a geo-gantic improvement!

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