# Map Skills Vocabulary Luke and Michael Grade 3

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1. What is a compass rose?
• A compass rose is the diagram on the map that shows the points of direction.
2. What are Cardinal Directions?
• Cardinal Directions are the four main directions... North, South, East, and West.
3. What are Intermediate Directions?
• Intermediate Directions are the four in-between directions.... Northeast, Southeast, Southwest,and Northwest.
4. What does a map title do?
A map title tells you what the map is about.
5. What does a map key tell you?
• A map key tells you what the symbols on the map stand for.
6. What do the symbols on a map key represent?
• The symbols on a map key represent an object on the earth.
7. What is a distance scale used for on a map?
• A distance scale is used to measure the distance between two places on a map.
8. What is a map?
• A map is a flat picture that shows the location of something.
9. What is a globe?
• A globe is a round model of the Earth.
10. What are Latitude lines and what direction does a Latitude line run on a globe?

Latitude
lines are imaginary, parallel lines that run east and west around the globe.
11. What are Longitude lines and what direction does a Longitude line run on a globe?

Longitude
lines are imaginary lines that run north and south around the globe.
12. What is the Prime Meridian?

The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that circles the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole.  It divides the Earth into Eastern and Western hemispheres.
13. What is the Equator?

The Equator is an imaginary line that circles the Earth halfway between the North Pole to the South Pole. It divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
14. What is a hemisphere?

A hemisphere in one half of the Earth.

• "Hemi" means half.
• "Sphere" means ball globe.
15. What is a grid map?

A grid map is a map that uses letters and numbers in boxes to describe the location of objects.
 Author: Costi ID: 238530 Card Set: Map Skills Vocabulary Luke and Michael Grade 3 Updated: 2013-10-03 13:13:24 Tags: compass rose cardinal directions intermediate map title key symbols distance scale globe latitude longitude prime meridian equator hemisphere grid Folders: Description: Map Skills Vocabulary Show Answers: