Asia Where is Asia? • Asia is to the east of Europe and to the north of Africa • The Pacific Ocean is to the east of Asia • The Indian Ocean is to the south of Asia, near the country of India • Asia is the largest continent on earth! Countries in Asia • There are many different countries in Asia • One important country in Asia is China • Other important countries in Asia are Japan and India People in Asia • Asia has more people than all other continents put together! • Asia is a very crowded continent! Animals in Asia • One cool animal that lives in Asia is the Giant Panda • Pandas live in the cool mountains of China and eat bamboo • When people cut down bamboo forests, pandas lose their habitat and food Weather in Asia • The northern part of Asia is very cold and is sometimes called Siberia • The southern parts of Asia, like Japan, are warmer and wetter because they are closer to the equator • They have typhoons there, which are like our hurricanes Cool facts about Asia • The Great Wall of China is in Asia • It was built over 2000 years ago and is the largest structure ever built by hand • It was built to protect China from enemies • It is over 5000 km long and can be seen from outer space! Are you ready to take a quiz? 1. Which part of Asia do you think this person is going to visit? A. East B. West C. South D. North 2. Find Asia 3. What part of Asia do you think this person is going to visit? A. East B. West C. South D. North 4. Which place would a Giant Panda like to live? 5. Why might it be hard for someone to live in Asia? A. It is too cold. B. It is very crowded. C. It is too hot. D. It is too big. 6. Which country is not part of the continent of Asia? 7. Name this ocean A. Indian B. Atlantic C. Pacific D. Arctic 8. What makes Asia special? A. It is our home B. It is the largest continent C. It is the coldest continent D. It is the hottest continent 9. Find Asia 10. What makes the Great Wall of China a special place? A. It was built over 2000 years ago B. It is the largest structure ever built by hand C. It is over 5000 km long D. All of the above Great job!
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