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Flashcards in Maps And Globes Deck (13):
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Globe

A spherical representation of earth

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Sphere

A 3 dimensional shape of the shape of earth

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Mountains

High,rough,
Land areas

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Plains

Low,flat land areas

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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 the North Pole to the South Pole;
Divides the earth in eastern and Western Hemispheres

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Distort

To twist or turn out of original size or shape

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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