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Unit 3 Geography- Continent Power Point Today you are going to learn what continents are and where to find them on a map or a globe. Famous "Blue Marble" photograph of Earth, taken from Apollo 17
You can see our continents on a map or a globe. A globe is a three- dimensional scale model of Earth. The word "globe" comes from the Latin word globus, meaning round mass or sphere.
A map is… a drawing or other representation, usually on a flat surface, of all or part of the earth's surface, ordinarily showing countries, bodies of water, cities, mountains, etc.
What is a continent? A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth.
What are landmasses? Large areas of land.
What is a land mass? Land mass refers to the total area of a country or geographical region (which may include discontinuous pieces of land such as islands).
A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. There are seven continents – they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia
What continent do we live on? Right Here
North America is our continent, trace it with your finger.
South America Can you tell what letter is drawn to help you remember which continent this is? Take a look. S for South America
Do you see the Kangaroo and its Joey in the top part of Australia?
How do you tell the difference between Australia and Antarctica? LOOK for the Kangaroo and the Ant. AustraliaAntarctica
Europe has the boot (Italy). Can you match the boot?
Name the Continent AustraliaNorth America AfricaAsia
Where do I go ? South America Europe Antarctica
Did you know that… The Earth's total land mass is about 29.2% of its total surface. Water covers approximately 70.8% of the Earth's surface, mostly in the form of oceans.
What continents do these pictures go with? Europe South America Australia Antarctica North America Asia Africa
Name the continents?
Lets try again
Can you name the continents on this map?
Lets practice our continents before you get your paper.
Match the Name the Continent shape with the name. AustraliaNorth America AfricaAsia South America Antarctica Europe