# Tag: Characteristics of Planet Earth – Grade 6

## LATITUDE & LONGITUDE

HOW DO WE LOCATED PLACES ON EARTH? LESSON #4-2: HOW DO WE LOCATE PLACES ON THE EARTH? 1) WE USE THE LATITUDE-LONGITUDE COORDINATE SYSTEM TO LOCATE PLACES ON THE EARTH. A) LATITUDE 1) LATITUDE LINES ARE PARALLEL LINES (ONCE CALLED PARALLELS) THAT ARE NORTH OR SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR (0 DEGREES LATITUDE). LATITUDE LINES ARE…...

## Earth’s Structure: Core, Mantle and Crust

The earth’s crust consists of 4 concentric layers (from the inside out): inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. Inner Core This is the centre of the earth and the hottest part. It is solid and made up of iron and nickle with temperatures of up to 5,500 degrees Celsius. Outer Core This layer surrounds…...

## Classify Land Masses as Islands and Continents

For this quiz bear in mind that an island is a land mass completely surrounded by water and a continent is described as a large continuous land mass (of which there are 7). Complete the quiz below. Read more →...

## Important Lines of Latitude and Longitude

The important lines of latitude include: Arctic Circle: lies 66.5 degrees north latitude. Tropic of Cancer: This lies 23.5 degrees north latitude. Equator: located at zero degrees latitude Tropic of Capricorn: This lies 23.5 degrees south longitude. Antarctic Circle: lies 66.5 degrees south latitude The important lines of longitude are even fewer than it the…...

## Major Rivers of the World

There are many rivers that are well known and important, however for general knowledge this post covers some of these major rivers. Learning things in groups is always a lot easier than trying to absorb a lot of random facts that don’t relate. So all the rivers mentioned in this post will be grouped according…...

## The Five Oceans

There are 5 oceans on earth. They are the: Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian and Southern Oceans. The Pacific Ocean This is the worlds largest ocean. The pacific ocean is located between the Southern Ocean, Asia, Australia and the Western Hemisphere. This ocean has the deepest point in the world. This ocean is important because of…...

## Definition and Concepts about Planet Earth

Review these concepts then complete the quiz below. Continent: A very large major land mass on earth. There are 7 of them: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Island: A land mass completely surrounded by water. Ocean: A large body of salt water. There are five: Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and…...