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Geography 3rd Grade

TermDefinition
Globe Small copy of the Earth
Ocean Definition Earth's largest bodies of water
4 Oceans Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean
Continent Definition Large body of land
7 Continents North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, Europe & Asia
Equator An imaginary line that lies between the North Pole and the South Pole which divides the Earth into Northern & Southern Hemispheres
Cardinal Directions Main Directions- North (N), South (S), East (E) & West (W)
Intermediate Directions In-between directions, NorthEast NE, NorthWest NW, SouthEast SE & SouthWest SW
Compass Rose a small drawing on a map that can help you find directions
Symbol a picture or object that stands for something on a map
Map Key Gives the meaning of each symbol used on a map. Different maps use different symbols- be sure to look at the map key!
Scale Shows the relationship between distances on a map and real distances
Locator Small map set onto the main map-shows where the area of the main map is located
4 Different kinds of maps? Political Map, Physical/Landform Map, Population Density Map, Historical Map
Political Map Shows information such as cities, capitals, states and countries
Physical/Landform Map shows natural features/landforms-Mountains, hills, plains, lakes, rivers and oceans
Population Density Map Shows how many people live in a certain area of land
Historical Map Shows events from the past, such as battles
LONGitude Also known as Meridians-Longitude runs North and South-Measure the distance east and west of the prime meridian (180*)
LATitude Also known as Parallells-Latitude runs East and West-measure distance Northe and South of the Equator (0*)
9 Landforms Mountains, Rivers, Islands, Peninsulas, Vallies, Plateau, Lake, Ocean, Volcano
Mountain high, rugged landform
River Moving body of water
Island Land with water on ALL sides
Peninsula a piece of land that juts out into the water
Valley the low land between mountains
Plateau Landform that is flat on top
Lake an inland body of water
Ocean VERY LARGE body of water
Volcano a mountain that spews lava from inside the Earth.
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