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Australia. 7 continents & 5 Oceans. Our World at Night!. Australia is the smallest continent on Earth. . Land that is completely surrounded by water is called an island. Australia is an island continent. . Australia. Tasmania is a small island that is part of Australia. .

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Australia is the smallest continent on earth
Australia is the smallest continent on Earth.

  • Land that is completely surrounded by water is called an island. Australia is an island continent.


Australia
Australia

  • Tasmania is a small island that is part of Australia.


Oceans that surround Australia:The Indian Ocean is to the west of Australia and the Pacific Ocean is to the East.


Australia is just one country
Australia is just one country.

  • It is located below the equator. It is often called the land “down under” because it is located under the equator.


Oceania
OCEANIA

  • There are many small areas of land around Australia. Tahiti, Fiji, and New Zealand are three of these areas. These areas do not belong to any continent. The part of the world that includes Australia and these small areas of land is calledOceania (O·ce·an·i·a) [oh-shee-an-ee-uh]


Landforms

Landforms:

The most famous rock formation in Australia is Uluru or Ayers Rock Uluru is one of the largest rocks on the earth.

Landforms


Ulura
Ulura

  • Ulura is a huge, reddish rock. It is one and a half miles long and more than one thousand feet high!


Outback the outback is dry and flat large deserts are found here
Outback-The outback is dry and flat. Large deserts are found here.

It’s located in the center of Australia.



Aborigines of australia
Aborigines of Australia

Natives of Australia.


The great barrier reef
The Great Barrier Reef

  • In the oceans around Australia and many of the islands of Oceania are coral reefs. Coral reefs look like walls of rock. They are not made of rock, however. Coral reefs are groups of tiny animals. These animals are called coral polyps.



The great barrier reef is filled with strange shapes and bright colors
The Great Barrier Reef is filled with strange shapes and bright colors.





Sea Lion

Sea Lions


Platypus
Platypus

A platypus has webbed feet and a bill like a duck. Its body is covered

In fur.


Major rivers
Major Rivers

  • The longest river in Australia is the Murray River. (2,330 mi) longand the Darling River.



The largest saltwater lake in australia is lake eyre
The largest saltwater lake in Australia is Lake Eyre.


Lake eyre an enormous salt lake in the middle of the desert
Lake Eyre, an enormous salt lake in the middle of the desert

Lake Eyre is rarely filled with water. When Lake Eyre is dry, the salt from the water makes a thick crust on the ground.


Highest mountain mount kosciusko 7 310 feet
Highest MountainMount Kosciusko 7,310 feet


Huge forests eucalyptus forests grow in australia
Huge Forests: Eucalyptus forests grow in Australia.




Emu

EMU


Kookaurras make sounds called calls a kookaburra s call sounds like a person laughing
Kookaurrasmake sounds called calls. A kookaburra’s call sounds like a person laughing.


Wild dogs called dingoes are animals that live in the bush
wild dogs called dingoes are animals that live in the bush.


Koalas
Koalas

  • Koalas are other animals that live in Australian eucalyptus forests. They spend most of their times in trees. Koalas have strong legs for climbing trees. They use their sharp claws to keep from sliding down the trees. Koalas eat bark and leaves of eucalyptus trees.


Sheep
Sheep

In the outback, ranchers raise sheep for wool. Australia produces more wool than any other country.

Sheep


Sydney one of australia s largest cities famous landmark is the sydney opera house
Sydney - One of Australia's largest Cities. Famous landmark is the Sydney Opera House!



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