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Gr 4 Social Studies

Geography of our World

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What 3 three questions does a geographer ask when they want to learn about a place? Where is it? Why is it there? What is it like there?
What do latitude and longitude show? Latitude and longitude show the exact location of a place.
What does the equator do? It divides Earth into two hemispheres.
Why do people study geography? It helps them understand the environment and the factors that shape the land.
Why did large cities like St. Louis, Missouri & New Orleans, Louisiana grow on the Mississippi River? The Mississippi River provided: 1. drinking water 2. plenty of water for farming 3. People could transport goods and make money.
What is geography? Geography is the study of people and places of Earth.
What is the environment? The environment is all the surroundings and conditions that affect living things.
What is a hemisphere? A hemisphere is one half of the earth's surface.
What is a region? A region is an area that is defined by certain features.
What are latitude lines? Latitude lines run parallel to the equator. They are measured in degrees north or south of the equator.
What are longitude lines? Lines of longitude run from the North Pole to the South Pole. They are measured in degrees east and west of the prime meridian.
How do you find the exact location of a place? To find the exact location, you find where the latitude and longitude lines cross.
What does the Equator do? It divides the Earth into two hemispheres, the Northern hemisphere and the Southern hemisphere.
What is a glacier? A glacier is a huge mass of slowly moving ice.
What is a basin? A basin is an area with a low center surrounded by high land.
What is a product? A product is something that is made from natural resources.
What are nonrenewable resources? They are things that nature cannot replace after they are used.
What is a tectonic plate? It is a huge slab of slowly moving rock.
What is fossil fuel? It is an energy source formed by the remains of things that lived long ago.
What are natural resources? They are things from the natural environment that people use.
What are renewable resources? They are things that the environment can replace after we use them.
What is erosion? It is a process of wearing away rock and soil.
What is a legend? It is a table or list that tells what the symbols on a map mean.
What is a compass rose? It is a symbol on a map that shows direction.
What are rivers? Rivers are large natural streams of water emptying into an ocean, lake or other body of water.
Created by: Mdankese