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S7 Vocab

A way to study for 7th Grade Science

International Date Line The line of longitude 180 degrees East or West of the prime meridian. Synonyms: Equatorial, The Arctic Circle Connection:
Latitude The distance in degrees North or South of the equator. Synonyms: Parallel, Grid Line Connection:
Longitude The distance in degrees East or West of the Prime Meridian. Synonyms: Breadth, Diameter Connections:
Map Legend A key that lists all the symbols used on a map. Synonyms: Key for a map, Map caption Connections:
Map Scale The relationship between a distance on a map and the actual distance on the ground. Synonyms: Ratio, Range Connection:
Map View A map drawn as if you are looking down on an area from above Earth's surface. Synonyms: Aerial, Bird-eye view Connection:
Profile View A drawing showing a vertical "slice" through the ground. Synonyms: Contour, Cross section Connection:
Time Zone The area on Earth's surface between two meridians where people use the same time. Synonyms: Connection:
Contour Interval The elevation difference between contours that are next to each other. Synonyms: Connection:
Contour Line A line on a topographic map that connects points of equal elevation. Synonyms: Connection:
Cross Section A diagram showing a vertical slice through the rocks below the surface. Synonyms: Connection:
Elevation The height above sea level of any point on Earth's surface. Synonyms: Altitude, Height Connection:
Geologic Map Shows the surface geology of the mapped area. Synonyms: Connection:
Relief The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest points in an area. Synonyms: Connection:
Remote Sensing The process of collecting information about an area without coming into physical contact with it. Synonyms: Connection:
Slope A measure of the steepness of the land. Synonyms: Connection:
Topographic Map Shows the detailed shapes of Earth's surface, along with its natural and human-made features. Synonyms: Connection:
Section 3- Surface Features
Landform A topographic feature formed by processes that shape Earth's surface. Synonyms: Landscape, Terrain Connections:
Mountain A landform with high relief and high elevation. Synonyms: Connection:
Plain A landform with low relief and low elevation. Synonyms: Connection:
Plateau An area with low relief and high elevation. Synonyms: Connection:
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