3rd grade Map Challenge



3rd Grade Map Challenge


Task 1:  Oceans

Using the website ask.com, learn what the five oceans are and list them below.  Then research the size (volume) of each of the five oceans by asking the question “How big is the ____________ Ocean?”  Place the oceans in order from smallest to largest.  Include the name of the ocean and the size.

                                         Name of ocean                                                                        Size of ocean

1.                          __________________________                                              ________________________


2.                          __________________________                                              ________________________


3.                          __________________________                                              ________________________


4.                          __________________________                                              ________________________


5.                          __________________________                                              ________________________





Task 2:  Continents

Using the website www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/contnent.htm answer the following questions about the seven continents.

1.                         Which continent is the largest in size? _________________________

2.                         Which continent is the smallest in size? ________________________

3.                         Which continent is approximately 9.92 km in size? ________________________

4.                         How many people live in Africa? _______________________________

5.                         How many people live in South America? ____________________________


Points of Interest

1.                         What two countries are in both Asia and Europe? _____________________________

2.                         What mountains divide Russia into two different countries? _____________________


Task 3:  Longitude and Latitude

Using the website dictionary.com define the words longitude and latitude.

Longitude ____________________________________________________________________________


Latitude ______________________________________________________________________________



Answer the following questions using www.google.com if needed.

1.                          What city do you live in? ________________________


2.                         What is the capital of Oregon? ________________________


3.                         What city in the United States has the longest bridge? ________________________


4.                         Which city in the world is the home to the Louvre Museum? ____________________


5.                         Where do the Jonas Brothers live? _____________________________






Using the website http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html type in the answers from the above questions and record their longitude and latitude.

                             Answers from above                                         Longitude and Latitude

1.                         _______________________                       ___________________________

2.                         _______________________                       ___________________________

3.                         _______________________                       ___________________________

4.                         _______________________                       ___________________________

5.                         _______________________                       ___________________________


Task 4:  Landforms

Using the website www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/landforms/glossary.shtml select five landforms to define.  Using www.yahoo.com find a location that contains each landform.  Complete the following chart:








A geyser is a natural hot spring that occasionally sprays water and steam above the ground.

Old Faithful, California










































Task 5: Bodies of Water

Using the website www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/geography/bodiesofwater.htm research to learn about bodies of water. 

Imagine you are a fish who gets to decide which body of water you want to live in.  Write a short story at least 2 to 3 paragraphs long telling where you want to live and why using information learned from the above website.

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