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a model of the Earth
Globe
the line around the middle of the Earth
Equator
The space(hemisphere) above the equator
Northern Hemisphere
The space below the equator
Southern Hemisphere
A drawing that shows what a place looks like from above
Map
shows what symbols, signs, or colors are used in the map and what they stand for.
Map Key
Large land areas on the Earth
Continents
Biggest bodies of water on Earth
Oceans
How many oceans on the Earth?
Four
something used to stand for something else on a map
Map Symbols
what you use on a map to figure out distances
Scale
a drawing that helps you find directions on a map
Compass Rose
a small map that goes with a larger map
Insert Map
a shortened form of a word
Abbreviation
Name an example of a special purpose map
Rain-fall in the US
a deep, narrow valley with steep sides
Canyon
land that borders on the sea or ocean
Coast
heavy growth of trees that cover a large area
Forest
sheltered area of water where ships can anchor safely
Harbor
Raised land that is lower and more rounded than a mountain
Hill
A body of water that is sometimes completely surrounded by land
Lake
A steep high land area
Mountain
The place where a river flows into a larger body of water
Mouth of River
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides
Peninsula
A broad stretch of level, or nearly level land
Plain
A flowing body of water
River
The place where the river begins
Source of a River
A long, low area of land, usually between two mountains or hills
Valley
How many continents are on Earth?
Seven
What are the four cardinal directions?
North, South, East, West
What is the abbreviation for Kansas? Missouri?
KS and MO
An area of land that is surrounded by water
Island