Social Studies Chapter 3

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Social Studies Chapter 3
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  1. What are features of Earth's surface such as mountains, valleys, hills, plateaus?
    landforms
  2. What are thick sheets of ice that move slowly across land?
    glaciers
  3. What do you call when wind, rivers, and rain wear away soil and stone?
    erosion
  4. What is a network of major rivers and streams?
    river system
  5. What are the 7 regions of the United States and Canada?
    Atlantic Coastal Plain, Appalachian Mountains, Central Lowlands, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Coastal Ranges, Intermountain Region, and Canadian Shield
  6. What region is rich in minerals, such as iron, gold, coper, and uranium, but is sparsley populated?
    Canadian Shield
  7. What region is on the east coast and has rich farmland?
    Atlantic Coastal Plain
  8. What mountain range is on the west coast of the United States?
    Rocky Mountains
  9. What is the state of the atmosphere near Earth at a given time and place?
    weather
  10. What do you call moisture, such as rain, snow, or sleet?
    precipitation
  11. What do you call the typical weather in a region over a long period of time?
    climate
  12. What do you call trees, shrubs, grasses, and other plants that grow in an area?
    vegetation
  13. North America's vegeation zones are determined by what two things?
    climate and physical geography
  14. Which vegetation zone is very dry?
    Desert
  15. Which vegetation zone receives up to 167 inches of precipitation a year and trees growing up to 300 feet tall?
    rain forest
  16. What do you call the way that business owners use resources to provide the goods and services that people want?
    economy
  17. What mountain range reaches the farthest north?
    Mackenzie Mountains
  18. Which Great Lake reaches farthest north?
    Lake Superior

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