Geography Powerpoint

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This is a powerpoint I share with my students at the beginning of the school year. I like to get them familiar with landforms before we begin Social Studies content.

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Geography Powerpoint

  1. 1. GEOGRAPHY TERMS
  2. 2. CONTINENT LARGE LAND MASS ON EARTH
  3. 3. OCEAN ONE OF THE LARGE BODIES OF SALT WATER
  4. 4. BAY BODY OF H20 PARTLY ENCLOSED BY LAND
  5. 5. SEA <ul><li>LARGE BODY OF H20 ALMOST ENTIRELY ENCLOSED BY LAND </li></ul>
  6. 6. STRAIT NARROW PASSAGE OF H20 CONNECTING 2 LARGER BODIES OF WATER Mediterranean Sea Atlantic Ocean STRAIT
  7. 7. TRIBUTARY STREAM FLOWING INTO LARGER STREAM OR RIVER (Think of branches on a tree. Tree trunk = River, Branches = stream
  8. 8. DELTA TRIANGULAR-SHAPED, SILT DEPOSIT AT MOUTH OF THE RIVER
  9. 9. LAKE SIZABLE INLAND BODY OF WATER
  10. 10. LAGOON BODY OF SHALLOW H20 USUALLY CONNECTED TO A LARGER LAKE OR THE SEA
  11. 11. CATARACT LARGE WATERFALL or SERIES OF SMALL WATERFALLS IN A ROW
  12. 12. FJORD LONG, NARROW ARM OF SEA RUNNING BETWEEN HIGH, ROCKY CLIFFS
  13. 13. CAPE POINT OF LAND EXTENDING INTO SEA OR LAKE
  14. 14. SOUND <ul><li>LONG AND NARROW BODY OF H20 (BIGGER THAN STRAIT)CONNECTING LARGER BODIES OF H20 </li></ul>
  15. 15. PENINSULA PIECE OF LAND ALMOST SURROUNDED BY WATER
  16. 16. ISTHMUS PIECE OF LAND CONNECTING 2 LARGER PIECES OF LAND
  17. 17. PLATEAU LARGE AREA OF ELEVATED FLAT LAND
  18. 18. MESA HIGH, BROAD, FLAT LAND USUALLY WITH SHARP, ROCKY SLOPES DESCENDING TO THE PLAIN
  19. 19. ATOLL RING-SHAPED CORAL ISLAND, ALMOST COMPLETELY ENCLOSING A LAGOON
  20. 20. ARCHIPELAGO SEA WITH MANY ISLANDS OR THE ISLANDS THEMSELVES
  21. 21. TUNDRA TREELESS, OFTEN FROZEN, ARCTIC PLAIN
  22. 22. SAVANNA LARGE AREA OF TROPICAL GRASSLAND, COVERED IN PART WITH TREES AND SPINY SHRUBS
  23. 23. ESTUARY INLET OF SEA WHERE FRESH WATER FROM RIVERS AND SALT WATER FROM SEA MIX
  24. 24. ICEBERG THICK MASS OF ICE,USUALLY FROM A GLACIER, FLOATING IN THE SEA
  25. 25. OASIS AN AREA IN THE DESERT MADE FERTILE WITH WATER
  26. 26. GEYSER NATURAL HOT SPRING FROM WHICH STEAM, WATER, OR MUD SHOOT INTO THE AIR
  27. 27. RIVER LARGE, NATURAL STREAM OF H20 FLOWING INTO LARGER BODY OF WATER
  28. 28. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE GREAT RIDGE OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUMMITS SEPARATING WEST-FLOWING STREAMS FROM EAST-FLOWING STREAMS
  29. 29. LATITUDE DISTANCE ON THE EARTH’S SURFACE MEASURED NORTH OR SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
  30. 30. LONGITUDE DISTANCE ON EARTH’S SURFACE MEASURED EAST OR WEST OF THE PRIME MERIDIAN
  31. 31. TROPIC OF CANCER LINE OF LATITUDE IN THE TROPICS AT ABOUT 23 DEGREES NORTH OF THE EQUATOR
  32. 32. TROPIC OF CAPRICORN LINE OF LATITUDE IN THE TROPICS AT ABOUT 23 DEGREES SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
  33. 33. EQUATOR LINE OF LATITUDE (0 DEGREES) WHICH IS THE SAME DISTANCE FROM BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH POLES
  34. 34. PRIME MERIDIAN THE LINE OF LONGITUDE (0 DEGREES) FROM WHICH LONGITUDE IS MEASURED. IT PASSES THROUGH GREENWICH, ENGLAND
  35. 35. CHANNEL A deep strait: It is safe enough for ships to travel because it is very deep.
  36. 36. GLACIER A LARGE MASS OF ICE THAT MOVES SLOWLY DOWN A MOUNTAIN OR A VALLEY

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