How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

14 terms

5th Geography Terms

STUDY
PLAY
latitude
parallel lines that are imaginary. They are measured in degrees north or south of the equator. They run east and west
equator
an imaginary lline that circles Earth halfway between the poles. It is at 0 degrees latitude.
prime meridian
line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole. It is the starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude
longitude
imaginary lines that run from pole to pole. They are measured in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
Hemisphere
When divided st the equator there is northern & southern. When divided at the prime meridian, there is eastern & western
Continent
Huge land mass; on earth there are 7
Oceans
A huge body of water
Parallel
One of the many lines of the global grid that circles the earth north or south of the equator. They are measured degrees of latitude
Meridian
One of the many lines on the global grid running from the north pole to the south pole used to measure degrees of longitude
Cardinal directions
The basic directions of the earth; north, south, east, & west
Political map
This map shows human made geographical divisions of countries or regions
Physical map
This map shows physical features of an area such as mountains and rivers
Gulf
Large part of an ocean that extends into the land; usually larger than a bay
Delta
Triangular shaped area of small islands of sediment that usually divide a river into smaller parts at the mouth.