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Flashcards in Maps and Globes Deck (12):
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Globe

A spherical representation of earth

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Cardinal directions

North,south,east,west

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Intermediate directions

Northeast,northwest,southeast,southwest

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Continents

Africa,Asia,Europe,Antarctica,North America,
South America,Australia

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Oceans

Pacific Ocean,Atlantic Ocean,Indian Ocean,Arctic Ocean,
Southern Ocean

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Equator

The imaginary line that divides the earth into northern and Southern Hemispheres

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Prime meridian

The imaginary line that runs from North Pole and South Pole; divides the earth into eastern and western hemispheres

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Rotation

One complete turn on an axis;the earth does this in 24 hours

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Revolution

The spinning of the earth around the sun;takes 1 year

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Sphere

A 3 dimensional shape; the shape of earth

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Mountains

High, rough land areas

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Plains

Low, flat land areas