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Year 7 Geography

Lava Liquid magma that reaches the surface; also the rock formed when liquid lava hardens.
Tectonic plates Sections of the Earth's crust that move due to convection currents.
Earthquakes A sudden, violent movements of Earth's crust.
Direction Shown on a map by the points of the compass.
Contour A line drawn on a map to join places at the same height above sea level.
Grid Square A square on a map representing an area on the ground.
Geography The study of the earth's natural features and its people.
Volcano A cone-shaped mountain made up of lava and ash.
Magma Molten rock below the earth's surface.
Peninsula A piece of land surrounded on three sides by the sea.
Core The central part of the earth below the mantle.
Mantle The layer of the earth beneath the crust and above the core.
Map A drawing which shows part of the earth's surface at a reduced scale.
Continents Large landmasses on Earth's surface.
Oceans Large bodies of salt water that cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contain 97 percent of our planet's water.
Greater Antilles Group of islands that includes Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.
Lesser Antilles Group of islands that extend from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad and Tobago.
Divergent boundary A plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
Convergent boundary A plate boundary where two plates move toward each other.
Transform boundary A plate boundary where two plates move past each other in opposite directions.
Seismic waves These are energy waves that result from earthquakes, explosions, or volcanoes. These waves are felt on earth's crust.
Focus The place inside Earth's crust where an earthquake originates.
Epicenter The point on earth's surface directly above the focus.
Richter Scale A scale that rates an earthquake's magnitude based on the size of its seismic waves.
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