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The Seven Continents Are:
By third grade, students should know what the seven continents of the world are. A continent is a very large land mass. If we look deep down in the Earth, we discover the continent lands are connected to their own tectonic plate. That is why Greenland is part of the North American continent and not its own continent.
The seven continents of planet Earth are North America, South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and Antarctica.
We just explained that the Earth has seven continents. Some scientists believe we only have six because Europe and Asia are connected but separated by mountains. The six are Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Eurasia, North America, and South America. Eurasia is Europe and Asia combined.
The largest continent in the world is Asia or Eurasia. Asia is over 17 million square miles.
This is a long story. In simple terms, the continents were formed when the Earth was created and water came into our world. The oceans filled in between the big land masses better known as our continents.
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