6 December 2019

SOCIAL SCIENCE - UNIT 3 - CONTINENTS FACTS - 3

From the video we can learn some interesting facts about each of the seven continents.


Source: pacificu.edu

Europe
  • 2nd smallest continent.
  • Has the world's largest country; Russia, and the world's smallest country; Vatican.
  • Includes 50 countries.
Asia
  • Largest continent in both land mass and population.
  • More than 3.2 billion people live there.
  • Includes 55 countries.
  • The Great Wall of China is there.
  • The greatest elevation on earth is at the top of Mt. Everest - 29,035 feet above sea level.

North America
  • 3rd largest continent.
  •  Includes 40 countries.
  • Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.
  • Has the 3rd largest river in the world, the Mississippi, and the the shortest river. - The Roe in Montana, U.S.A.
South America
  • 4th largest continent.
  • All 14 countries speak Spanish, except for Brazil which speaks Portuguese.
  • Santudel Angel is the highest waterfall in the world at 1,000m.
  • The Andes mountain range on the west coast is the longest in the world.
  • Lake Titicaca in Peru has the highest elevation on earth.
Africa
  • 2nd largest continent.
  • Includes 54 countries.
  • The Nile River in Egypt is the longest in the world.
  • Many children don't go to school.
  • Home to four the five fastest land animals; which are the cheetah, wildebeest, lion and gazelle.
Australia
  • Smallest continent in the world and is unified as one country.
  • Home to 18.3 million people, which is equivalent to the population of New York State.
  • Contains 6 states and 2 territories.
  • The native people were called Aborigines.
  • The country speaks English.
Antarctica
  • 5th largest continent.
  • Is 98% covered in ice.
  • Has a population of 0 (only visitors come to see it).
  • Is the windiest and coldest place on earth.