review of maps and globes-3rd grade

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St. Henry-Ms. Biga

north america, south america, europe, asia, africa, australia, antarctica

Name the 7 contintents

pacific ocean, indian ocean, atlantic ocean, arctic ocean

Name the four oceans

globe

a model of the earth

continent

one of the seven bodies of land

map

a flat drawing of the earth

ocean

one of the four bery large bodies of water

cardinal directions

north, south, east, west

intermediate directions

northeast, southeast, northwest, southwest

compass rose

a figure that shows directions on a map

symbol

anything that stands for something else (on maps, symbols stand for real items/things)

Map key

the small box on a map that contains and explains symbols on the map.

The poles tell which directions are north and south

Why is knowing where the poles are located helpful in studying a globe?

a globe is round; it is a more accurate model of the Earth as the Earth is round. Maps are flat representations of the Earth

Why are globes a better way of seeing the Earth than maps?

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How many continents does the earth have?

North America

On what continent do we live

Pacific and Atlantic

What two oceans border North America

directions on a map

What information does a compass rose show

It uses letters and arrows

How does a compass rose show dirctions?

map keys explain symbols on a map

How do map keys help us to use maps?

a map that shows different landforms on Earth

What is a landform map?

a map that has numbered and lettered lines to help find things and places

What is a grid map

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