The world's largest coral reef located off the coast of Australia
The Great Barrier Reef
The world's largest single rock
The capital city of Australia
Sand hill or sand ridge formed by the wind/usually in desert regions or near lakes and oceans
Ground water that is under sufficient pressure to rise above the level at which it encounters a well, but which does not necessarily rise to or above the surface of the ground
A reef composed mainly of coral and other organic matter of which parts have solidified into limestone
Often Aborigine a member of any of the indigenous peoples of Australia
Often, straits, a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
An open, shallow, usually round container used especially for holding liquids
To separate into parts,groups,sections, Ect
What is unique about Australia as a continent?
Australia is the smallest continent and is also and island
Why is Australia often called "the land down under"?
Australia is only called "The land down under" by Americans who have a distorted view of the world. Because their globes are incorrectly mounted it appears that Australia is underneath.
To what is Australia comparable in size?
Australia is comparable in size to the continental United States
What spectacular natural formation lies off the northeastern coast of Australia?
The Great Barrier Reef
List the three main deserts located in Australia. Also tell in which part of the continent they are located
Great Victoria Desert is in western Australia
Great sandy Desert is in Western Australia
Tanami Desert is in Western Australia and Northern Territory
Besides the largest single rock in the world, what other interesting things could be found if you were to visit Ayers Rock?
There are some Australian Aborigine paintings around the base of the rock, depicting various myths of their culture,which can be viewed.
what is found in the Great Artesian Basin and what is it used for?
Artesian water is found in the Basin. Although it is too salty for humans to drink,animals and livestock can drink it. It can also be used for watering crops,and thus it is a very important source of water for people living in the outback
What can be found in Lake Eyre? What cannot be found in Lake Eyre?
1:Sometimes the Lake has water in it but mostly it is dry
2:Most years, you will not find water in Lake Eyre and it only partially fill when the Dimantina River and Coopers Creek flood waters enter it every decade or so
Does Australia have any mountains? if so list them
Mt. Kosciusko,Mt. Townsend,Mt. Buller,Mt. Buffalo,Mt.Bogong,Mt. Feathertop,Cradle Mountain, Mt. Ossa,Mt. Geryon,Mt.Tywam,Federation Peak,Legges Tor,Frenchman's Clap,Mt. Hotham,Barn Bluff.
How does Tasmania differ from other Australian states?
1:Tasmania is the only state of Australia which is not part of the mainland
2:Tasmania also has much cooler temperatures your-round than the main state
3:Tasmania is the only state in which the Tasmanian Devil is found in the wild
How do the seasons of Australia compare to the seasons of countries in the Northern Hemisphere?
The seasons are reversed
What are the seasons like in Australia?
Spring is from September through November
Summer is from December through February
Autumn is from March through May
Winter is from June through August
Which part of Australia receives the most rainfall?
Far north Queensland receives the most rainfall
What is the Australian "outback"?
The Australian outback is a large section of remote and wild Australia which has been the subject of myths,legends, and fascination ever since Europeans arrived on this interesting and incredibly diverse continent
List four animals that are native to Australia
List two native Australian birds
Magpie and Lyer Bird
What two trees are native to Australia?