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lines of latitude

aka-lines of parallel
measures how far north or south of the equator

lines of longitude

aka lines of meriden
measues how long east or west you are

what is water

we have the same amount of water as we did 300 million yrs ago

what are the cardinal points

north south east and west

what are the intermediate points


what portion of the earth is salt water


what portion of the earth is frozen


what portion of the earth is fresh


what are the largest to the smallest

Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antartica, Europe and Austraila (AANSAEA)

only island state located in which ocean

Pacific Ocean

ocean east of the United States

Atlantic Ocean

large body of water west of Florida, is an extension of the Atlantic Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

5 bodies of fresh water that form a border between US and Canada - one name to describe all 5

Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario The Great Lakes

body of waterr at 41º north latitude and 112º west longitude

The Great Salt Lake

what bay is located just east of our nation's capital

Chesapeake Bay

largest bay in California

San Francisco Bay

what river empties into New York City Harbor

Hudson River

largest river, by volume, in the US

Mississippi River

river west of the Appalachians that forms a border between Indiana and Kentucky

Ohio River

name the river that forms the border between Iowa and Nebraska

Missouri River

major river that flows through the Grand Canyon

Lake Mead

river that forms a border between Mexico and the US

Rio Grande

the river that runs east from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean

The Columbian River

river forms part of the border between two northwestern states and flows into the Pacific Ocean

Columbian River

huge expanse of flatlands between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River

the Great Plains

extensive flatlands cover most of Nevada and are nearly surrounded by mountains

Great Basin

name of landform north of 40º north latitude that juts out into the Atlantic like a giant fishhook

Cape Cod

flatlands that circle the northern and western coastline of the Gulf of Mexico

Coastal Plains

flatlands that extend south from Chesapeake Bay to the east coast of Florida

Atlantic Coastal Plains

flatlands in California lie between Sierra Nevada and the Coast Range

Central Valley

main mountain range through eastern United States

Appalachian Mountains

first mountain range west of the Great Plains

Rocky Mountains

mountain range that separates California and Nevada

Sierra Nevada Mountains

tallest mountain in Alaska

Mt. McKinley

highest mountain in California

Mt. Whitney

tallest mountain range in Oregon and Washington

The Cascades

mountains that run along California's Coastline

Coast Mountains

from the top of this mountain range in the US you can see the Arctic Ocean

Brooks Range

the volcano that dominates the southern portion of the island of Hawaii

Mauna Loa

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