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FRA 6TH SS MAP SKILLS QUIZ

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MAP
a flat diagram of all or a part of the Earth's surface
title
shows you what the subject of the map is; 1st thing you should look for when you are studying a map
compass rose
direction indicator which shows you which was is N, S, E, W
Is north always at the top of the map?
No...it depends on how th emap is drawn
scale
used to represent distances between point on a map in miles and kilometers
legend
the key that explains what the symbols on the map represent
ocean
a large body of water
coral reef
an ocean ridge made up of skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
gulf
a large part of the ocean that extends into land
peninsula
an area of land that sticks out into a lake or ocean
isthmus
a narrow peice of land connecting 2 larger land areas
delta
an area where rivers deposit soil into the ocean
bay
part of a large body of water that is smaller than a gulf
island
an area of land surrounded entirely by water
strait
a narrow body of water connecting 2 larger bodies of water
wetland
an area of land covered by shallow water
river
a natural flow of water that runs through the land
sinkhole
a circular depression formed when the roof of a cave collapses
lake
an inland body of water
forest
an area of densely wooded land
coast
an area of land near the ocean
valley
an area of low land between hills or mountains
mountain
an area of rugged land that generally rises higher than 2000ft
volcano
an opening in earths crust where lava, askes, and gas erupt
canyon
a deep narrow valley with steep walls
glacier
a large area of slow moving ice
hill
a rounded elevated area of land smaller than a mountain
plain
a nearly flat area
dune
a hill of sand shaped by wind
desert
an extremely dry area with little water and few plants
oasis
an area in the desert with a water source
plateau
a large, flat, elevated area of land