Question by  aj32 (16)

What are some interesting geographical terms?

I want to make a game for my students.


Answer by  jclick (1561)

If you want to make a game about physical features of the earth, the ones I always used with my students were archipelago, bay, canal, delta, estuary, gulf, isthmus, mountain range, plain, plateau, river, sound, strait, tributary, valley, and volcano. If you want to include map terms as well, you should teach them latitude, longitude, projection, scale, and legend.


Answer by  shou (49)

Just randomly, anything related to geography? Tafoni, Coriolis, Tor, Spit, Berm, Tombolo Active/Passive riders (theory of plate tectonics), blind valley, trench, dam, riparian, la nina, vugs, rillenkarren, arroyo, Eckman transport


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Mesa, whose origin is Spanish for table. Volcano, whose origin is the Roman god Vulcan, a word the Romans invented to explain the Vesuvius eruption. Mediterranean Sea, because the Romans thought it was the middle of the Earth.


Answer by  MelindaS (1694)

I like the term "archipelago," which is a group of islands close together. I also like the geography term "tundra."

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