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Harcourt social studies grade 3 chapter 3 lesson 1

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Physical Feature
A feature found in nature such as weather plant life or land
Environment
The physical and human features of a place.
Human feature
A feature such as a building bridge or road that people add to a landscape
Natural resource
An item from nature that people can use such as trees water or soil
Continent
Earths largest land masses. Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica Europe, Australia
Hemisphere
A half of the Earth
Equator
A way to divide the earth. An imaginary line that is half way between the north and south poles. Divides the Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Border
A line that shows where a state or country ends.
Relative location
The location of a place in relation to another place. A compass rose can help find it.
Absolute location
Lines on a map make a grid to find your exact location
Latitude
Lines on the Earth that run east-west and measure the distance in degrees north and south of the equator
Longitude
Lines on the earth the run north-south and measure distance east and west if the prime meridian
Globe
Shows true shapes of oceans and continents.
Northern Hemisphere
The northern half of the earth.
Southern Hemisphere
The southern half of the earth
Hot and wet
What would the climate of a town that was located close to the equator be like?
Preserve
Means to save or keep much the same.
Landform map
A map that tells about the physical features of a place.
Map
This is like an aerial photograph in that it shows a place from above. What is it?
Renewable Resources
Resources that can be made again by nature or people
Coal and oil
Name 2 natural resources that can be used as fuel
water, plants, air
Name a renewable resource
Nonrenewable resources
Something that cannot be made again by nature.
Hot, cold, wet, or dry
Ways of describing the climate of a place.
They show a place from above
How is a map LIKE a photograph
Maps use colors, drawing , and symbols instead of a photograph
Name some ways a map is different from an aerial photograph
It slowly wears away the earths surface.
How does erosion affect the earth?
Continents
The largest land areas on the earth