6th Grade Science-Mapping Vocabulary

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Unit 1 Vocabulary


Used to compare distance on a map or globe to distance on Earth's surface


an object or picture that represents something else


map key


an explanation of symbols used on a map


position with reference to another point

Bird's Eye View

most maps are drawn from this view. A scene shot from overhead at an extreme angle


person who makes maps


a person who measures the land


a line determining the limits of an area


navigational instrument for finding directions


A network of lines that cross each other to form a series of squares or rectangles.


A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.


representation of an object, a replica

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