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5th SS 1.2

5th grade Chapter 1.2 Social Studies Alive - Understanding the Globe

What shape is the earth? A sphere
What is the most northern point on earth? North Pole
What is the most southern point on earth? South Pole
What are the four cardinal directions on compass? North, South, East and West
What are the intermediate directions on a compass? Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
What is the compass picture called? Compass Rose
What is the imaginary line that divides the earth in half sideways between the poles? Equator
What is the imaginary line that divides the earth in half lengthwise that runs between the North and South poles? Prime Meridian
What two parts does equator divide the earth into? Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere
What two parts does the prime meridian divide the earth into? Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere
How much of the planet is covered by water? three-fourths
Most of the water on earth is what kind? Salt
How many oceans are there? 4
What is the largest ocean? Pacific
What is the smallest ocean? Arctic
Name the 4 oceans from largest to smallest Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic
How many continents are there? 7
What is the largest continent? Asia
What is the smallest continent? Australia
Name the 7 continents from largest to smalles Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia
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