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Geography Exploration

Gear up for Geography Fun! Learn about Maps, Globes, Continents, Oceans, and more!

Online web games teach the continents and oceans of the world. This is the expert level, so make sure you've done other learning activities first!

Mr. Nussbaum - Interactive Continents - Click and Learn

This resource allows students to click on any of the seven continents to learn all about them.

Seven Continents Song

A song to help kids learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest. Subscribe! ➜ https://www.youtube.com/c/hopscotchsongs?sub_confirmation=1 Suppor...

Seven 7 Continents Interesting Facts for Kids

Know all important and amazing facts about the 7 continents.

Know Your Globe

Know Your Globe! A fun exploration of the globe.

"Continents and Oceans" by ABCmouse.com

"Continents and Oceans” Travel across “Continents and Oceans” and learn a little about each!

map and globe - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

Learn about key vocabulary for our Geography Unit. Take notes as you explore this page!

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Maps & Globes: What's the difference?

Maps & Globes: What's the difference?

Difference Between Map & Globe

A map and a globe are very different. While a map gives a flat representation of the world, a globe gives a three dimensional (3-D) representation of the entire world! Our world is round and a globe shows us how it looks from space.

A map is easy to use and portable, a globe is not. Have you ever tried to put a globe in your pocket? But a map folds and fits in a backpack or pocket.

The regions and countries of the world can be easily found in a map more than in a globe. A map presents the physical features of a particular area of the earth on a flat surface. Maps come with symbols and signs related to the geographical and physical features. A globe can be called a duplicate earth. It is round in shape and shows accurate areas, distances, directions and relative shape and size.

A map presents a distorted view because it is flat. On the contrary, a globe presents a more accurate view as it is round in shape. Because of this, a globe is more accurate than the map. Maps may have wide gaps between regions, that are not seen in globes. In a map, the land near the north pole looks larger and Antarctica is stretched to be displayed on the map, but it is actually round.

If a person is looking for more details, the map is the best one as it features a lot more details. A map may include the boundaries of countries, climatic conditions, latitudes, longitudes and landforms. Moreover, there are also various types of maps like geographical, physical, weather, tourism and transportation maps to name a few. Globes do not have all these details and usually do not come in so many types.

Summary:

  • A map gives a 2D representation of the world, a globe gives a 3D representation of the world.
  • A map presents the physical features of a particular areas of the earth on a flat surface.
  • A globe can be called a duplicate earth. It is round in shape and shows accurate areas, distances, directions and relative shape and size.
  • A map is easy to use and portable. It is easier to identify regions in a map than in a globe.
  • When talking of accuracy, a globe is more accurate than the map.
  • A map presents a distorted view because it is flat. On the contrary, a globe presents a more accurate view as it is round in shape.
Mr. Nussbaum - Map Scale - Online Game

This fun online game reinforces the concept of map scale by challenging students to determine the distances between major world cities.

Map Skills - Social Studies for Kids - Geography Teaching Resources - Flocabulary

Teach map skills with Flocabulary's educational rap song and activity. The song defines key terms like compass rose, legend and scale and gives examples of different kinds of maps.