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Imagination Island vocabulary

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