Name one physical feature of geography.
Physical geography is the study of the physical features of Earth and how they interact with their environment. Includes landforms, climate, vegetation, soils, water, and oceans. Explores how physical geography processes shape and are shaped by human activities.
Physical Geography: The study of the physical features of the Earth and its atmosphere, including landforms, climate, soils, vegetation, and water.
Relief: The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest points in an area.
Topography: The study of the shape and features of land surfaces.
What is your favorite feature of physical geography?
Did you know?
The Earth's lithosphere is made up of seven major plates and many smaller plates that move and interact with one another. The Earth's mantle is composed primarily of silicate rocks and is about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) thick. The Earth's hydrosphere is made up of the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, as well as the ice and water vapor in the atmosphere.
What are the different landforms and how do they affect the environment?
How do physical geography and climate interact?
How does the physical geography of a region impact the climate and weather patterns?
What three physical geographic features have you learned about in this lesson?
What have you learned about the influence of physical geography on human lives?
Our Home, Planet Earth
Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun & the 5th largest of the 8 planets in our solar system. Earth has an atmosphere that helps protect us from space radiation & impacts from meteors & asteroids. Earth is the only planet known to have life, with over 1 million species living on its surface!
Atmosphere: The outermost layer of a planet, containing the gases that make up the air and that can affect the climate of the planet.
Biosphere: The regions of Earth where living organisms exist, including land, air, and water.
Hydrosphere: The Earth's water cycle, including oceans, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.
Did you know?
The Earth is the only planet with two moons, called the Moon and the Moon's mini-moon, called Cruithne. Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has liquid water on its surface. Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has an atmosphere composed mostly of nitrogen and oxygen.
What are some of the most interesting features of Planet Earth?
How do plants and animals interact with each other on Planet Earth?