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What is the name of the imaginary line connecting the poles?
axis
Another name for the line of longitude that runs through Greenwich, England, is the prime ________.
meridian
What is a system of lines for locating points called?
grid
The imaginary line that runs from pole to pole to complete the global grid are lines of __________.
longitude
Spinning on an axis
rotation
An imaginary line that circles the North Pole at 66 1/2 N latitude is the ________.
Arctic Circle
Which continents are not connected to any other continent?
Australia and Antarctica
A large land mass
continent
What is a name for 0 latitude?
equator
one half of the earth
hemisphere
A large body of water
Ocean
Why does the earth keep on spinning instead of slowing down?
Because the earth is located in space and does not "sit" on a surface. There is no friction.
A spherical map of the earth
globe
What ocean is the most shallow?
Arctic
What is the largest ocean?
Pacific
Why is the prime meridian also called the Greenwich meridian?
Because it goes through the town of Greenwich ,England.
Name two of the United States time zones.
Pacific Time, Mountain Time, Central Time, and Eastern Time