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continent
a very large body of land
coastal plain
the flat area of land near a coast
harbor
a safe place along a coast where ships can dock
climate
the weather that an area usually has over a long period of time
cardinal directions
the four main directions (North, South, East and West)
compass rose
a small drawing on a map that shows directions
equator
the imaginary line that lies halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
geography
the study of the earth's land, water, plants, animals, and people
hemisphere
a half of a sphere
intermediate directions
the directions that lie halfway between two cardinal directions
(NW, NE, SW, SE)
land forms
one of the various shapes that makes up the earth's surface
map scale
the relationship between the distances on the map and the real distances on the Earth
grid map
a map on which two sets of lines cross each other to form a grid; that grid is used to locate places on the map
product map
a map that shows the kinds of things that are made or grown in an area
transportation map
a map that shows the different travel lands from one place to another
mineral
a natural substance found in the earth
mountain range
a group or chain of mountains
natural resource
something found in nature that isuseful to people
ocean
the body of saltwater that covers nearly 3/4 of the Earth's surface
peninsula
a body of land that is surrounded almost entirely my water