# SS 1 Geography (1st Term)

## MAJOR LANDFORMS OF THE WORLD

MOUNTAINS Mountains are great elevated land surfaces resulting from intense action of internal forces. They have steep slopes and show distinct peaks. Mountains are classified according to their mode of… Read More »MAJOR LANDFORMS OF THE WORLD

## GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data.   The acronym GIS is sometimes used for Geographical Information Science or… Read More »GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

## ROCKS OF THE EARTH

The earth crust consists of rocks. A rock is any mineral material of the earth. It may be a combination of different mineral element such as silica which contains silicon… Read More »ROCKS OF THE EARTH

## INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH

The internal structure of the earth is made up of three concentric layers which are (a) The crust (Lithosphere) (b) The mantle (Mesosphere) (c) The core (Barysphere)   The Crust… Read More »INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH

## STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH

The structure of the earth is grouped into two zones: The outer structure and the internal structure.  THE OUTER STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH The outer structure of the earth is… Read More »STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH

## CALCULATION OF DISTANCES AND LOCAL TIME

Calculation of distance using lines of latitude Procedures: locate the two places involved find the latitude difference between the two places Note:    North-North= subtract North-South= add South-North= add Equator-North=… Read More »CALCULATION OF DISTANCES AND LOCAL TIME

## LATITUDE & LONGITUDE

MEANING OF LATITUDE Latitude is an angular distance of a point on earth’s surface measured in degrees from the centre of the earth. Latitude is parallel to the equator .Equator… Read More »LATITUDE & LONGITUDE

## EARTH AS A PLANET

The shape of the earth The earth has a spherical shape. Its shape can also be described as GEOID. Though we walk on “flat” surface, it is almost like a… Read More »EARTH AS A PLANET

## THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Solar system is the description of the position of the earth and other planets in  relation to the sun. The solar system comprises of the sun and the nine planets.… Read More »THE SOLAR SYSTEM

## INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY:  MEANING, SCOPE AND VALUE MEANING OF GEOGRAPHY The word Geography is derived from the Greek word ‘Geo’ meaning the earth, and ‘graph’ which means description. Geography can… Read More »INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY