Unit 1 test
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Unit 1 test
Social Studies Flashcards.
What is Geography?
The study of the world, it's people and the landscapes they create.
Is all human and physical features that make it unique.
A field that studies people and the reltionships among them.
Is a part of the world that has one or more common features that distinguish it from surrounding areas.
A flat drawing that shows all or parts of earths surface.
A spherical, or ball shaped, model of the entire planet.
A specific description of where a place is located.
A general discription of where a place lies.
Includes its,land,water,climate,plants,and animals.
Is the study of the world's physical features,its landforms,bodies of water,climates,soils,and plants.
Is the study of the world's people,communities,and landscapes.
The science of making maps.
The study of weather and what causes it.
Energy from the sun.
Is one complete spin of the Earth on its axis.
One trip around the sun.
The distance north and south of Earth's equator.
Reigons close to the equator.
Water without salt.
Large areas of slow moving ice.
Is the water that is found in Earth's streams,rivers,and lakes.
Is water that falls to Earth's surface as rain,snow,sleet,or hail.
Water found below Earth's surface.
Water occuring in the air as an invisible gas.
Is the movement of water from Earth'ssurface to the atmosphere and back.
Are shapes on the planet's surface.
A theory suggested that Earth's surface is divided into a dozen or slow moving plates,or pieces of Earth's crust.
Magma that reaches Earth's surface.
Sudden,violent movements of Earth's crust.
The process by which rock is broken down into smaller pieces.
The movement of sediment from one location to another.