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Projection-
to draw the round earth onto a flat surface
Lines of longitude will be either
east or west
comets-
rocks with firey tails
Human/Environment Interaction-
how humans in their environment interact
The highest place on earth is
mount everest
0* latitude
the equator
volcanoes-
a moutain that explodes with lava
With coordiantes, you start with lines of
latitude
Intermediate directions-
Northwest, Northeast, southwest, southeast
What are the five themes of geography?
location
place
human/environment interaction
movement
region
culture-
a way of life
The Prime Meridan runs through
Greenich, England
hubble-
space station
What are latitude and longitude measured in?
Degrees
axis-
we are living on a tilt
0* longitude
Prime Meridian
to orbit around the sun it takes
365 days
Movement-
How do they connect and move around?
How many planets are there?
9
Place-
What is it like there? (wheather, what to wear)
Tropic of capricorn
under the equator
Lines of latitude go
north and south
Hemisphere-
half of the earth or globe
there's the northern, southern, east and western hemispheres
What is geography?
Geography is the study of the earth and the way people live and work on it.
Compass Rose-
North, south, east, and west
Region-
What types of physical features are there? (mountains, waters, alps)
The great circle is
the shortest possible distance between 2 places on earth.
Location-
Where is it?
How many continents do we have?
seven
What is latitude?
lines of latitude are known as parallels and go from side to side
Political Map
shows the actual physical features (mountains,lakes,rivers)
What is a grid system?
lines of latitude and longitude
What is a catographer?
a person who makes maps
Mercator Projection
used by sailors
does not show the true size of land
Our proximity to the sun is
93 million miles
Key-
Symbols representing lakes, capitals,
Equinox-
september 23rd
the start of fall
it takes ____ hours to rotate once
24
climate-
weather patterns
Core-
the inner layer of the earth made up of iron and nickel
The lowest point below sea level is
the dead sea
Scale-
represents miles
Internal forces-
plates
asteroids-
massive rocks
fault lines are
the center of an earthquake in the epicenter.
a break in the earth's crust
summer solstice
june 21st longest sunlight
What are four map distortions?
direction
shape
size
distance
Mantle-
made up of oxygen, second layer
Crust-
the last layer, land mast made up of continents
The ______ is the most accurate map.
Globe
The seven continents are
north america
south america
europe
asia
africa
australia
antarctica
What's a map symbol?
Symbols found on a map.
Satellites...
take images of the earth
Vernal equinox-
march 21 day and night are equal
rivers...
start in the mountains and flow into a gulf, bay or ocean
external forces-
erosion and glaciers
Robinson Projection
shows the true size of land
December 22nd-
the start of winter
natural resources-
water, oil, air
Moutains are
steep slopes with a summit