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6th Science maps/landforms

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Topographic Map
shows elevation
Elevation
height above or below sea level
Contour Lines
lines that show shapes of landforms(the closer the line the steeper the landform
Contour Interval
difference in elevation from one contour line to the next
Latitude
north or south of equator, parallel to the equator(across)
Longitude
east or west of the prime meridian(up and down)
Prime Meridian
imaginary line passing through Greenwich, England (0 degrees longitude)
Equator
0 degrees latitude
Coastal plains
flat land near oceans
Plains
low/flat land
Mountains
sharp peeks
Plateaus
raised flat land
Rivers
cut through all landforms