Mapping Vocabulary

Total Flash Cards » 11
 
1. 

Globe

 

A small model of the world.

 
2. 

Map

 

Shows where places are located.

 
3. 

Compass Rose

 

Tells the direction (North, South, East, West).

 
4. 

Map Key

 

Explains what pictures on a map stand for (represent).

 
5. 

Ocean

 

Very large body of water (Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian)

 
6. 

Continent

 

Very large piece of land (Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Antarctica, North America, South America)

 
7. 

Lines of latitude

 

Imaginary lines that go across the world.

 
8. 

Equator

 

An imaginary line that divides (cuts) the world in half.

 
9. 

Lines of longitude

 

Imaginary lines that go up and down on the world.

 
10. 

Northern Hemisphere

 

Top half of the world

 
11. 

Southern Hemisphere

 

Bottom half of the world