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  • 1. The Continents
  • 2. Land and Water• The Earth is mostly water• ¾ of the Earth is coveredin water• The big bodies of wateron Earth are calledoceans• The big pieces of land onEarth are calledcontinents
  • 3. Seven Continents• North America• South America• Europe• Asia• Africa• Australia• Antarctica
  • 4. North America • This is the continent welive on• North America is cold inthe north and warm inthe south• Buffalo live in NorthAmerica• People in North Americacame here from manyother continents• The USA, Mexico, andCanada are the threebiggest countries inNorth America
  • 5. South America• South America is a warmcontinent• People there speakmostly Spanish• The biggest country isBrazil, where people loveto play soccer• The Amazon rainforest isin South America
  • 6. Europe• There are 47 countries inEurope• People in Europe speakover 50 languages!• The weather in Europe issimilar to North America– cold in the north andwarm in the south
  • 7. Asia• Asia is the biggestcontinent, and it has themost people – it is verycrowded in some parts ofAsia!• China is one very bigcountry in Asia• Giant Pandas live in Chinaand eat bamboo• A cool place to visit inAsia is the Great Wall ofChina – it is the largeststructure ever built byman
  • 8. Africa • Africa is a very hotcontinent becausethe equator runsthrough the middleof it• Lions live in Africa• Most people inAfrica have darkskin and hair
  • 9. Australia• Australia is an islandcontinent• Native people in Australiaare called Aborigines• Other people in Australia arerelated to criminals sent fromEurope long ago• Kangaroos, koalas, andplatypuses live in Australia• The Great Barrier Reef is inAustralia• The weather in Australia isthe opposite of our weather
  • 10. Antarctica • Antarctica is thecoldest continent• No people live inAntarctica, butsome scientistsvisit to study theweather or animalsthere• Many kinds ofpenguins live inAntarctica
  • 11. What have you learned? Getready to take a quiz!
  • 12. 1. How many continents did youstudy?A. FourB. SixC. EightD. Seven
  • 13. 2. What continent do we live on?A. South AmericaB. North AmericaC. AfricaD. USA
  • 14. 3. Which is the largestcontinent?A. North AmericaB. AustraliaC. ChinaD. Asia
  • 15. 4. Which continent would youvisit if you wanted to see theAmazon rainforest?A. AsiaB. South AmericaC. AfricaD. Antarctica
  • 16. 5. Why are there no people livingin Antarctica?A. It is too hotB. It is too far awayC. It is too coldD. It is a boring place
  • 17. 6. How much of the earth iscovered in water?A. HalfB. Less than halfC. NoneD. More than half
  • 18. 7. Why are there so manydifferent languages spoken inEurope?A. People there don’t like each otherB. There are almost 50 countries and manyhave their own languageC. Everyone there speaks EnglishD. People in Europe learn to speak Spanishin school
  • 19. 8. Which of these animalscomes from Australia?A. KangarooB. BuffaloC. LionD. Penguin
  • 20. 9. What are the three biggestcountries in North America?A. Canada, China, USAB. Canada, Mexico,USAC. USA, Spain, ChinaD. Asia, North America,Africa
  • 21. 10. Why is Africa the hottestcontinent?A. It is near FloridaB. It is coldC. The equator goesthrough itD. The continent is onfire
  • 22. Great job!!!