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Continents and Oceans
Transcript of Continents and Oceans
Typically on a globe there is two different colors: green and blue. Green represents land formations or continents and blue represents water or oceans.
-A continent is one of the seven very large areas that make up all of the earth's land
-An ocean is the large bodies of salt water that make up most of the earth's surface area
North America lies between two great bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. It is east of the Pacific Ocean, and west of the Atlantic Ocean. The continent of North America is also attached to another continent by a small strip of land. That continent is...
South America also lies between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. South America is attached to North America by a small strip of land. Just like North America, the continent of South America sits to the east of the Pacific Ocean, and to the west of the Atlantic Ocean. It is north of the Southern Ocean.
Africa is surrounded on three sides by oceans. Africa lies east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Indian Ocean, and north of the Southern Ocean. The continent of Africa sits directly to the south of another continent, Europe.
Europe sits to the east of the Atlantic Ocean, and south of the Arctic Ocean. The Atlantic Ocean separates Europe from North America. The continent of Europe shares its eastern border with another continent.
Asia is the largest of the continents. Asia is located east of Europe, so it shares its western border with Europe. To the east of Asia, lies the Pacific Ocean, which also separates Asia from North America. South of Asia, lies the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean separates Asia from another continent.
Australia/Oceania is the smallest of the continents. For many years it has been called simply Australia. The continent is made up of many islands, however. Together we call them the continent of Australia/Oceania. Australia is by far the largest island on the continent. New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea, are just a few of the other islands in Australia/Oceania. Australia is surrounded by three oceans. To the west of Australia lies the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the east. South of Australia is the Southern Ocean.
Antarctica is the southernmost of the seven continents. In fact, the entire continent of Antarctica lies further south of any piece of land on any other continent! Antarctica is surrounded by the Southern Oceans. All of the other oceans lie to the north of Antarctica, and of course, all of the other six continents are also north of Antarctica.
The Continents Rap
Let's play a game!
1. Before beginning rotating centers, you will be responsible to pick a book about one of the continents and write down ten facts about it.
2. Learn and answer questions about New Jersey state facts.
3. Unscramble the continent and ocean names, then locate their place.
4. Make a postcard for New Jersey or a continent.
Continue "Create your Own Country" project
Can you and 2-3 friends recite "The Continents Rap" in front of the class?
Go to the website below and select "Continent Game." Without looking at your notes play 3 times and write down your score for each attempt. Good luck!
Continents & Oceans
Directions: While listening to the lesson, take notes and fill in the blanks. After the lecture color the map and complete the answers.