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  • 1. Project Imagination Geographic Terms
  • 2. Directions
    • There will be a picture of a geographic term that you need to know and use in your project
    • Guess what you think the picture represents on each slide
    • On the next slide the correct term and its definition will be shown
  • 3.  
  • 4. Archipelago
    • A group of islands close together in an ocean or sea.
    • The Philippine Islands are an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 5.  
  • 6. Bay
    • A body of water that is partly surrounded by land and is connected to a larger body of water.
  • 7.  
  • 8. Canal
    • A manmade waterway used by watercraft or for drainage, irrigation, mining, or water power.
  • 9.  
  • 10. Cape
    • A strip of land projecting into a body of water.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Current
    • The flow of a fluid, common examples are water or air.
    • A current is any continuous, directed movement of a fluid.
  • 13.  
  • 14. Dam
    • A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or slows down the flow
  • 15.  
  • 16. Delta
    • A plain at the mouth of a river, often triangular in shape, formed where sediment is deposited by flowing water.
  • 17.  
  • 18. Gulf
    • An arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land
    • Larger than a bay
  • 19. Laugh Break!
  • 20.  
  • 21. Island
    • An area of land completely surrounded by water.
  • 22.  
  • 23. Isthmus
    • A narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land.
  • 24.  
  • 25. Lake
    • A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  • 26.  
  • 27. Levee
    • An embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing.
  • 28.  
  • 29. Mesa
    • A flat-topped, steep-sided high-land capped with a resistant rock formation.
    • A mesa is smaller than a plateau but larger than a butte.
  • 30.  
  • 31.  
  • 32. Ocean
    • A large body of salt water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere. (covering 70% of the earth)
  • 33.  
  • 34. Peninsula
    • An area of land almost completely surrounded by water but connected to the mainland.
  • 35.  
  • 36. Plateau
    • A large, flat area that rises above the surrounding land
    • At least one side has a steep slope
  • 37. Laugh Break!
  • 38.  
  • 39. River
    • A river is a natural waterway, which moves water across the landscape from higher to lower elevations
  • 40.  
  • 41. River Mouth
    • The point a river enters a lake or sea
  • 42.  
  • 43. Strait
    • A narrow stretch of water that connects two larger bodies of water
  • 44.  
  • 45. Tributary
    • A river or stream that flows into a larger one
  • 46. Project Imagination GOOD LUCK & Get Creative!