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1 What makes up the earth? By: Kathleen Kain Third Grade Social Studies

2 In this lesson we will learn about the major geographical features of the earth. We will learn about 8 different features. These include: - peninsulas- rivers - islands- deserts - continents- oceans - mountains- forests Learning Objective :

3 Directions: Click this button to go to the next page. Click this button to go back to the previous slide. Click this button to go to the Directions. Click this button to go to the Main Menu. Click this button to the go to Information Slides. Click this button to take the Quiz. Click this button to Exit the lesson.

4 Main Menu

5 Peninsulas A landform that is surrounded by water on ONLY 3 sides. Florida is a good example of a peninsula.

6 Islands A landform that is completely surrounded by water. Some islands are the tops of mountains poking through the water surface. Hawaii is a good example of an island.

7 Continents The land mass of Earth is divided into continents. There are 7 continents on earth. They are Africa, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, North America, South America, and Europe.

8 Mountains A very tall landform that is created by forces beneath the earth. The tallest mountain on earth is Mt. Everest. Mountains can be pointy or rounded on top.

9 Rivers A large flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean. The Mississippi River is the longest river in the United States. Rivers act as transportation systems for many communities.

10 Deserts A very dry area with few plants and little rainfall. Covers 1/3 of earth’s surface. Made up of soil and loose dirt.

11 Oceans A large body of salt water that surrounds a continent. Oceans cover 2/3 of earth surface. There are 4 oceans: Atlantic Pacific Indian Artic

12 Forests A large area of land where many trees grow. 3 main types: Rainforest Coniferous Deciduous

13 Summary Peninsula - surrounded by water on ONLY 3 sides Island - surrounded by water on all sides Continent - land mass of the earth divided up into 7 continents Mountain - the tallest landform on earth Rivers - large flowing body of water Deserts - a very dry area with few plants or animals Oceans - a large body of salt water Forests - a large area where many trees grow Time for the !

14 Choose the best answer to the following 6 questions. If you choose incorrectly, you will be able to try again! Quiz!

15 Question 1 How many continents are there on earth? a)4 b)7 c)10 d)3

16 Great Job!

17 Question 2 What landform is surrounded by water on only 3 sides? a)Island b)Mountain c)Forest d)Peninsula

18 Correct!

19 Question 3 The earth’s ocean covers how much of the earth? a) 1/2 b) 1/4 c) 2/3 d) 1/6

20 Terrific!

21 Question 4 What is the longest river in the United States? a)Mississippi River b)Tennessee River c)Colorado River d)Ohio River

22 Perfect!

23 Question 5 What is the tallest landform that we have covered? a)Desert b)Mountain c)River d)Island

24 Excellent!

25 Question 6 What are the 3 main types of forests? a)Conifer, Cedar, and Evergreen b)Pine, Oak, and Maple c)Rainforest, Coniferous, and Deciduous d)Willow, Dogwood, and Rainforest

26 Great!

27 Try Again! Click the arrow to go back to the question and pick another answer!

28 Works Cited

29 State Standard Third Grade Social Studies 3.03 Demonstrate how to identify and locate major physical and political features on globes and maps.

30 Congratulations! You have successfully completed this activity, and you now know all about the many features of the earth!


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