Island Poem (#2)

island and palm tree
Water all around me,
Each and every side,
Water all around me,
A fact I cannot hide…
Yes I am an island,
Circled by the sea,
I’m sometimes called a cay,
I’m sometimes called a key!
Yes I am an Island,
Out here all alone,
I come in different sizes,
Some people call me home…
island cartoon
Yes I am an island,
Water ’round my rim,
If you wanna’ visit,
You’ll need to learn to swim!

What is an island?

An island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water (although the continents themselves are not considered to be islands).

Although islands appear to be floating, they are actually the top part of land forms that are sticking out of water.

Greenland is the largest island on Earth and many other countries such as Jamaica, Cuba, and Singapore are based mainly on one major island.

Other countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and Fiji are spread over a large group of islands. Small, low elevation islands are sometimes called keys or cays and are formed from sediments deposited on coral reefs.

Mr. R.'s World of Science