Distribution of land and water on Earth © Siemens Stiftung 2019 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Distribution of land and water on Earth

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Graphic:
Percentage distribution of landmasses and oceans on Earth’s surface

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2019-01-30
Oceans cover 70 percent of Earth’s entire surface. Landmasses thus amount to only 30 percent. When you see photos from space, it’s easy to understand why Earth is called the “Blue Planet.”

Information and ideas:
The students should discuss the proportions of the individual continents and oceans on Earth’s surface.
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Geography
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Chart; Water
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