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 A_____ is a scale model of the Earth. globe Globes are useful for what 2 things? For looking at the whole planet or at large areas of its land & water surface. The pattern of lines you see on a globe is called a ____. grid The grid is made up of lines of ______&______. latitude & longitude Lines of _____ are drawn in east-west direction. latitude Lines of ____ are drawn in a north-south direction. longitude The _______ of these imaginary lines helps us find the location of something. intersection Lines of latitude measure distance north & south of the ______. equator The _____ is an imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between earth's north & south pole. equator Lines of latitude are also called ______. meridians ______ measure distance east & west of the prime meridian. Meridians Lines of _____ are also called parallels. Latitude Parallels & meridians measure distance in ____. degrees The equator divides the earth in hald. The halves are called ______. hemispheres. The half north of the equator is the __________. Northern Hemisphere The half south of the equator is the ______________. Southern Hemisphere The prime meridian divides the earth into the _____ & the _____. Western hemisphere & the Eastern hemisphere Our planet is organized into __ large landmasses. These are called___. 7...continents The 7 continents are: Africa, Antartica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America & South America Landmasses that are smaller than continents & completely surrounded by water are called ______. islands The worlds largest island is ____. Greenland The Earth's water is divided into seperate areas called____. oceans There are 4 oceans in our world: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, & Arctic The largest ocean is the ____ ocean. Pacific The pacific ocean is the largest ocean. It is more than _____ times the size of the smallest ocean, the _________. 12....Arctic