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S.S. Terms Quiz

Geographer A person who studies the Earth and it's people.
Geography The study of Earth and its people; divided into physical and human geography.
Physical Geography The study of Earth's natural features.
Human Geography The study of people and how they interact with the environment.
Location The position of something or someone on Earth's surface.
Globe A miniature model of the planet Earth, usually showing landforms, waterways, and political boundaries.
Map A flat projection of some aspect of the Earth.
Absolute Location Exactly where something is located on Earth.
Latitude line The imaginary lines on maps and globes running east and west.
Longitude line The imaginary lines on maps and globes running north and south.
Relative Location The location of a place compared to a known, familar place.
Grid a pattern of lines running horizontally and vertically that cross each other at right angles.
Direction The arrow pointing North on maps and globes.
Scale The size of an area on a map or globe compared with the actual size of that area on Earth.
Key That which explains the symbols on maps and globes; also called a legend.
Oceans One of Earth's 4 largest bodies of water.
Continent One of seven major land masses on Earth.
Landforms The shape land takes; types of landforms include plains, plateaus, hills, and mountains.
Atmosphere The layer of air covering Earth.
Climate The main kind of weather in an area.
Precipitation Water in the air that falls as rain, hail, or snow.
Natural Vegetation Region A region of Earth characterized by a particular kind of plant life.
System A working thing composed of two or more parts that work together and are independant; there are two types: open and closed.
Open System A system that cannot operate on its own; needs something to start it or keep it going.
Closed System A system that operates on its own; it does not need outside help to start or to keep going.
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