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6th Grade 2016-2017

Introduction to Geography

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A region is an area with one or more... common features
What would you use to plan a route to travel across the country or to see the languages spoken in Asia? map
What would you use to see an exact scale model of the Earth or to see which country is on the exact opposite side of the Earth from India? globe
What would you use to see an infrared image of the surface of the Earth or to see what the Great Pyramids look like from space? satellite images
Which theme of geography tells us where a place is? location
Which theme of geography tells us what a location is like? place
Which theme of geography tells us how people adapt to, modify, and depend on their environment? human environment interaction
Which theme of geography tells us how people, goods, and ideas get from place to place? movement
Which theme of geography makes comparisons between 2 or more different places? region
Which field of geography is the science of making maps? cartography
Which field of geography is the study of water on Earth? hydrology
Which field of geography is the study of weather and what causes it? meteorology
The rotation of the Earth on its axis is what causes... day and night
The tilt of the Earth and its revolution around the sun cause... the seasons
When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, which season is it in the Southern Hemisphere? summer
In which latitude zones would you expect to find the warmest temperatures? between the Tropics
What percent of water on Earth is fresh water? three
What process in the water cycle occurs as surface water heats up? evaporation
What process in the water cycle occurs as water vapor cools and clouds form? condensation
What process in the water cycle occurs as clouds become too heavy? precipitation
What type of landforms attract a large number of settlers? river valleys
What is the name for the short term changes in temperature and precipitation in a place? weather
What is the name for the average yearly temperatures and precipitation in a place? climate
In addition to temperature and precipitation, what do geographers use to determine climate zones? vegetation
What happens to the climate as you get closer to the Equator? gets hotter
What happens to climate as you get higher in elevation? colder and dryer
What happens to climate when you are near a large body of water? cooler summers and warmer winters and more precipitation
Coal, oil, and natural gas are all examples of what type of resources? nonrenewable
Wind, solar, and hydroelectricity are all examples of what type of resources? renewable
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