Geography: Maps and Landforms

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The study of geography deals with the locations of places such as cities, states or countries. It also concerns the features of a place such as its rivers, mountains or deserts. By studying the geography of an area, scientists can learn about the animal and plant life that live there. Also, geographical records reveal changes in an area’s landforms that have occurred over time. The study of geography allows people to learn about their environment.

A kid who wants to learn more about geography doesn’t have to look across the ocean to another continent. Kids can study the geography of their city or even their own neighborhood. Kids can look out the window of their school bus and observe the landforms around them. For example, a kid may cross a river in order to get to school or ride past a lake. Geographical observations may also include the direction that the bus travels from a kid’s home to the school. The types of animals that live in the area also play a part in the environment a location. Kids can find out a lot about the geography of their hometown by simply looking out the car or bus window. The following offers further information on the topic of geography. 

Learn About Geography

  • Learning about Our Planet: Kids can learn facts about the earth as well as its atmosphere on this informative page.
  • Geography Facts for Kids: Learn about geography with a selection of quizzes and activities (in the games section) that includes a quiz on Mount Everest and a Grand Canyon challenge.
  • Studying Maps: Look at several maps including some that feature countries, states, and continents to learn more about the geography of various locations.
  • Geographic Features: Oceans, deserts, lakes, and mountains are just a few of the geographic formations that kids have the opportunity to read about.
  • A List of Geographical Facts: Do you know the name of the longest river in the world? Or, the largest waterfall? Find the answers to these questions and more on this page.
  • Selection of Geography Resources: Checkout a gathering of resources about the subject of geography that includes geography games, information about the United States, facts about world geography, and much more!
  • All about Geography: Discover various topics within the subject of geography including climate, atmosphere, biosphere, and others.
  • Understanding Geography: Students, teachers, and parents can peruse this collection of information on the subject of geography.

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Landforms and Biomes

  • Types of Land: This interactive map features different types of land and the characteristics of each.
  • Learning about Landforms: Read a definition of landforms and find some lessons that shed more light on the landforms around us.
  • An Illustrated Lesson on Landforms: View photos of landforms and read about the characteristics of each one.
  • The Earth's Biomes: Checkout a selection of biomes that includes grasslands, taigas, rainforests, and others. Click on an example and learn about it!
  • North American Biomes: Find a map that displays the locations of particular biomes and read further details about them.
  • Fun Learning Activities with a Geography Theme: A jigsaw puzzle of the Grand Canyon, a landform scavenger hunt, and other activities help students to better understand geography.