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Social Studies Africa
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What are biomes also referred to as?
Desert, Rain forests, Savanna, and Chaparral
What are the 4 popular types of biomes in Africa?
What is the average amount of precipitation in a desert in Africa in a year?
An area with little precipitation
What is a desert?
The Sahara Desert
What is the most famous desert in the world? (sandy)
An area with lots of rain and plants
What is a rain forest?
An area with long, flat land and lots of animals
What is a savanna?
50% or half
What percent of Africa is covered in savanna?
An area covered with short, woody shrubs
What is chaparral?
The Kalahari Desert and the Namib Desert
What are two deserts in Africa that are NOT the Sahara?
The Nile River
What is the longest river in the world?
The Congo River
What is the ninth longest river in the world that is located in Africa?
About how long is the Congo River?
The Niger River and the Zambezi River
What are two rivers in Africa that are not the Nile River and the Congo River?
Lake Victoria, Lake Kivu, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Malawi
What are 4 famous lakes in Africa?
The Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, and The Atlantic Ocean
What are some famous bodies of water that surround Africa?
What is Africa's elevated land formally called?
An area of fairly level high ground
What is a plateau?
The Atlas Mountains and The Drankensburg Mountains
What are some mountain ranges in Africa?
What is the highest mountain in the world?
A region of Africa where the tectonic plates are shifting apart
What is the Great Rift Valley?
The Great Rift Valley created what breathtaking waterfall in Africa?
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