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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