Geographic Features of the World : Geographic Features of the World Continents Of the World Mountains : Mountains A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak
A landform is classified as a mountain if it reaches at least 1000 feet above its base. Slide 3: Part of the Rocky Mountains in North America. Rivers : Rivers A body of water that carries water from one location to another. Such as a mountain to a lake or ocean. Slide 5: The Amazon River in South America Lakes : Lakes A large body of Fresh water. Some examples are the Great Lakes and inland lakes. Slide 7: The Great Lakes in North America. Oceans : Oceans A large body of Salt water.
Oceans cover over 70% of Earth Surface
Contains over 90% of Worlds Water Rain Forests : Rain Forests Areas that have very heavy rain.
60-70 inches of rain a year
Home to a large amount of the world’s plants and animals.
Provide oxygen Slide 10: A look at the Tropical Rain Forest Valleys : Valleys Points of Low altitudes. Typically well below sea level
EX. Death Valley and Grand Canyon Slide 12: A look at Death Valley in Nevada. Deserts : Deserts An area that receives very little precipitation
Nearly opposite of Rain Forest
Life is scarce
Extremes- Extremely hot during day and cold at night. Slide 14: The Sahara Desert in Northern Africa