These printable flash cards cover the different topographical features of the Earth.
There are 20 flash cards in this set (4 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Topography||The shape of the land: Flat, sloping, hilly, mountainous etc|
|Elevation||The height above sea level|
|Relief||The difference in elevation between the highest & lowest parts of an area|
|Landform||A feature of topography formed by the processes that shape Earth's surface|
|Landform region||A large area with similar topography|
|Plains||Flat or gentle rolling hills: low relief|
|Mountains||High elevation with high relief|
|Plateaus||High elevation with flat area on top|
|Lithosphere||Earth's solid, rocky outer layer|
|Atmosphere||gasses around the planet|
|Hydrosphere||Oceans, lakes, rivers & ice|
|Biosphere||Where earth's life exists|
|Longitude||Imaginary lines around the earth|
|Latitude||Imaginary lines from pole to pole|
|Prime Meridian||Imaginary line half way between equator and the pole|
|Scale||Tells the distance on a map compared to the real distance|
|Contour Lines||Lines that show areas of elevation|
|Index Contour||A darker line that has the elevation written on it (every 5th line)|
|Contour Interval||The distance in feet from 1 contour interval to the next|
|GPS Global Positioning System||Using satellites to find latitude and longitude|