How Would You Find Out? - Sources Of Information
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How Would You Find Out? - Sources Of Information

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If you don’t know something, what do you do? You ask questions. You try to find out. If you want to know what shape Australia is, where would you look? There are a few sources of information. You might look at maps, or look in books or atlases, or look at a globe, or look on the internet. How many people live in Japan? Where would you look to find out? Let’s look at different sources of information we can use to answer questions in geography.

Books and maps can both help us to answer questions about geography. What else can we use? Let's see!

1.
Sam wants to know which big river runs through Brazil. Sam looks at an atlas. He finds a map of Brazil. What color on the map should he look for?
Blue
Green
Red
Orange
Which big river does run through Brazil?
2.
Sam wants to find out what people in Brazil eat. He knows a boy in Brazil called Ronaldo. Sam sends Ronaldo an _____.
Email
Map
Present
Card
Sam may well send Ronaldo a present and a card, but he asks Ronaldo about Brazilian food in an email
3.
Sam looks at a map of Brazil. Ronaldo lives in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is a big city on the coast of Brazil, right next to the ocean. What color is the ocean on the map?
Green
Blue
Red
Yellow
What other big cities are on the coast of Brazil?
4.
Sam is looking at a map of Canada and the USA. The USA is below Canada. Sam says, ‘The USA is _____ of Canada.
East
West
North
South
Is Scotland north or south of England?
5.
Sam wants to find out about life in Cameroon. Where could Sam look to find out?
On the internet
In a math book
In a history book
In a song book
On which continent is the country of Cameroon?
6.
Sam is doing a project all about Brazil. Sam’s teacher says there is a good book called ‘My Life In Brazil’. Where does Sam go to find this book?
To the gym
To the library
To a toy shop
To a café
How else can Sam find out about life in Brazil?
7.
Sam says he knows what shape the Earth is. Sam’s Mom says, ‘Show me what you mean.’ What is the best thing Sam can use to show his Mom the shape of the Earth?
A map
An atlas
A sat-nav
A globe
What shape is the Earth?
8.
Sam wants to find out how many churches there are in his town. What can Sam use to find out?
A computer game
A video game
A map
A globe
What is the symbol for a church on a map?
9.
Sam has a map of his town. His Dad asks, ‘Where is the railroad station?’ What should Sam look for on the map?
A green square
A black triangle
A red circle
A yellow diamond
Can you find your nearest railroad station on a map?
10.
Sam’s teacher asks him to find out what shape Italy is. Sam looks in a big book of maps. Where does Sam look to find a map of Italy?
In a picture book
In a story book
In a history book
In an atlas
What shape is Italy? - It looks like a very long boot!
Author:  David Bland

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