Text and photos courtesy of Michelle Mock

Largest Continent

Asia is the largest continent on the planet Earth.

Asia has many different countries.  Some are very large and some are tiny.

Asia is a continent with many extreme differences.  There are many different countries and very different cultures.  Some countries are very large, others are small.  Some parts of Asia are in the tropics while others are extremely cold.


Geology of Asia

Most of Asia is on the Eurasian plate, while India is on the same plate as Australia and New Zealand: the Indian-Australian plate.  Do you know what a plate is?  In geology, it is not something you eat on.  Plate is the word for the parts of the Earth's crust that float about on the hot melted rock that makes up the mantle layer of the Earth.

Asia has many mountain ranges, canyons and rivers.  The terrain can vary considerably from one part of the continent to another.  There are many different geological features.  Places where people live can be very different indeed.

Climate and Seasons

Depending upon where you live in Asia, you may experience very distinct seasons.  Some places have similar weather year round.



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