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Chapter 1 Vocab

environment surroundings
orbit oval shaped path an object follows
revolution one complete orbit of the Earth around the sun
axis imaginary line around which a planet turns
rotation spinning motion of the Earth
latitude imaginary line that circles Earth, run east to west
geography study of Earth's surface and what shapes it
degree unit of measure to determine absolute location
longitude imaginary line that runs north and south from one pole to another
parallel latitude
meridian longitude
globe round model of the Earth
scale size of an area on a map as compared with the area's actual size
distortion misrepresentation of the true shape
projection representation of Earth's rounded system on a flat piece of paper
compass rose map feature showing 4 cardinal directions
cardinal directions one of the four compass points (N,E,W,S)
key section of map that explains symbols for map features
grid system used on a map to help locate places
Created by: pacharisj