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Part A:Oceans

Pacific Ocean:

Part A:Oceans

Pacific ocean- is the largest ocean covering 31% pf the worlds surface

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Part A:Oceans

Atlantic ocean:

Part A:Oceans

Atlantic Ocean:is the second largest ocean and is about 15% of earths surface

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Part A:Oceans

Indian Ocean:

Part A: Oceans

Indian Ocean-is slightly smaller than the Atlantic Ocean and it covers 13% of earths surface

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Part A:Oceans

Arctic Ocean:

Part A:Ocean

Arctic Ocean-is the smallest ocean and most of the ocean is covered with a frozen surface

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Part B:Continents

Eurasia:

Part B:Continents

Eurasia-is made up of Asia and Europe and covers 36% of Earths surface

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Part B:Continents

Africa:

Part B: Continents

Africa-covers 20% of the earths land surface

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Part B: Continents

North America:

Part B: Continents

North America- covers 16% of land surface

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Part B: Continents

South America:

Part B: Continents

South America-covers 12% of earths land surface

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Part B: Continents

Antarctica:

Part B: Continents

Antarctica-covers 9% of Earths surface

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Part B: Continents

Oceanna:

Part B: Continents

Oceanna- covers 6% pf the land surface

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Part C: Landforms

What is topography?

Part C: Landforms

Topography: the shape of land surface of the earth

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Part C:Landforms

Mountains:

Part C: Landforms

Mountains- irregular surfaces at high elevations

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Part C:Landforms

Hills:

Part C:Landforms

Hills- are similar to mountains but lower

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Part C:Landforms

Plateaus(also called tablelands)

Part C:Landforms

Plateaus-large,flat areas at higher elevations than the rest of the land

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Part C:Landforms

Plains:

Part C:Landforms

Plains-extensive regions that are relatively flat and often treeless

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Part D:Fill in the blanks

Rivers attract people because ______,_______,and _____.

Part D: Fill in the blanks

Rivers attract people because they provide food*,ideal for recreational activities*,and are good for transporting goods*.

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Part D:Fill in the blanks

_______ is a community consisting of living and non living organisms.

Part D:Fill in the blanks

Ecozone is a community consisting of living and non living organisms.

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Part D:Fill in the blanks
A _______ ______ is an area of land drained by a river and its tributaries (other small rivers or lakes). It is also known as _______ _____.

Part D:Fill in the blanks
A drainage basin* is an area of land drained by a river and its tributaries (other small rivers or lakes). It is also known as catchment area*.

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Part D:Fill in the blanks
________ cluster of ecological regions or plant and animal communities

Part D:Fill in the blanks
Ecozone cluster of ecological regions or plant and animal communities

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Part E:Climate and Weather
What are 3 main factors of a area that has climate?

Part E:Climate and Weather
They are lattitude, air masses, and glabal low-high pressure zones

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Part E:Climate and Weather
Name the 5 main factors that have a local or reginal currents

Part E:Climate and Weather
They are;
-ocean currents
-prevailing winds
-mountain barriers
-altitude
-distribution of land and sea

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Explain migration

Explain migration
migration-the movement from place to place

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Explain Emigration

Explain Emigration
Emigration-movement of people out of a country

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Explain Immigration

Explain Immigration
Immigration-movement of people into a country

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Explain demography

Explain demography
Demography- a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives

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Name a major landform in each continent

Name a major landform in each continent
Eurasia-Himalayas
Africa-Sahara Desert
North America-Mississippi River
South America-Amazon River Basin
Australia-Great dividing point
Hawaiian Islands

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Why do people migrate?

Why do people migrate?
-To escape war
-To escape natural disasters
-For better education
-For a better life

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What does the information include for the cencus?

What does the information include for the cencus?
-age
-ethnic background
-language
-family size

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Less-developed world:

Compromises countries characterized by low standards of living

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More-developed world:

Comoprises countries characterized by high standards of living.