3 On Earth, the land is broken into large pieces. These pieces are separated by large bodies of water called Oceans.We call some of these pieces of land Continents.A Continent is an area of land.Some continents are surrounded by oceans and other continents are connected to other continents.
4 Let’s discover what is unique about each continent! On Earth we have 7 continents. They are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.Let’s discover what is unique about each continent!
5 AFRICA Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea also border the continent.Is the 2nd largest of the continents making up about 20% of the Earth’s land.Has the 2nd largest population.Made up of 53 countries.Is divided into 8 regions.
6 AFRICA Contains the longest river, the Nile, which flows North. Has the largest desert, the Sahara
7 AFRICAN ANIMALSAfricaGuide.com This link will give you some more information about Africa.GiraffeHerds of ElephantGorillasCheetahRhino4 of 5 fastest animals live here. The Cheetah, wildebeest, lion, Thomson’s gazelle.Chameleons
8 Antarctica Is the 5th largest continent, about 9% of Earth’s land. The only people that live here are scientists.The Southern Ocean surrounds all sides of the continent.Is covered mostly by ice.Has the coldest and windiest climate on the planet.
9 Antarctica’s Animals Penguins There are many different kinds of animals that are in Antarctica. These are the most common.SealsTheir fat protects them from the cold. They live on the ice but can be under water for up to an hour.PenguinsA penguin is a bird that can not fly although they can swim. Their wings are designed to be like flippers to glide through the water.
10 Asia Is the largest continent, about 30% of the land Has the highest population of all the continentsContains 44 countriesBorders Europe and Africa on the WestBorders the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean on the South and East
11 AsiaMt. Everest, the world’s tallest mountain is located in Nepal in Asia.China and India are counties that have the highest population in the worldThe Ural Mountains separate Asia and EuropeJapan, Indonesia, and the Philippines are just some of the island countries that are a part of Asia
12 Asian Animals Panda Orangutans Camels Tiger This will bring you to some more unusual animals of Asia
13 Australia Is the smallest continent, about 5% of the land mass Has the smallest populationIs made up of a single country, Australia.Australia is about the same size as the 48 connected United States
14 Australian AnimalsAussie-info.com This site shares information about Australian animals.DingoKoalaPlatypusKangaroo
15 EuropeIs only bigger than Australia, takes up about 6% of the land massHas the 3rd largest populationContains 46 countriesThe Atlantic Ocean is located to the West.The Mediterranean Sea is located to the SouthIn Europe there is the European Union. It is a government that helps the countries work together to deal with trade and the economy.European Union This site will tell you more about the European Union.
16 European AnimalsThese are just a couple of the animals that you can find across Europe. Because the climate is similar to North America, there are many similar animals on each continent.WildcatsWild Goats
17 North AmericaIs the 3rd largest continent, about 16% of the land on earthHas the 4th largest populationContains 23 countries including Canada, Mexico, and the United States of AmericaIncludes Central AmericaBoth the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean border this continent.
18 North American Animals These are just a few of the animals that North America has. Many areas have different weather in North America. Each of these areas has its own kind of animals.BearCoyoteMoose
19 South America Is the 4th largest continent, about 12% of the land mass Has the 5th largest populationContains 12 countriesHas some major natural landforms, the Amazon River, Andes Mountains, and the rainforest
20 South American Animals More South American AnimalsToucanAnacondaMarmosetAnteater