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Map Skills 3 - Physical Feaures


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Map Skills 3 - Physical Feaures

  1. 1. Physical Features
  2. 2. Physical Features <ul><li>Topographical or relief maps show us the physical features on the earth. Physical features are otherwise known as landforms , although they do include bodies of water as well. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of Physical Features or Landforms <ul><li>Peninsulas </li></ul><ul><li>Seas </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain Ranges </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Plateaus </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of any more????? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Physical Features are not… <ul><li>Man-made (ports, canals, many harbors) </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic features (deserts, forests, grasslands) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your Task <ul><li>Open to your MAP SKILLS page in your SS file, and create a subheading for Physical features. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a classroom desk atlas to answer the following questions about physical features. Feel free to ask your table mates for help if you need it. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll review the answers together in 5-10 minutes.  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions <ul><li>Look at the front cover of your atlas. List all the physical features you can find (at least 6!). </li></ul><ul><li>Use the World Reference Map on page 12-13 to find: </li></ul><ul><li>Five physical features in North America </li></ul><ul><li>Three physical features in South America </li></ul><ul><li>Four physical features in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Five physical features in Asia </li></ul>