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What is a LANDFORM and give a few examples.
physical features on the Earth's surface
True or False:
Landform regions are regions with similar landforms throughout.
There are 2 major mountain ranges in the US. One on the east and one on the west, name them:
- Appalachian Mountains - East
- Rocky Mountains - West
The area near the foot of the mountain is called _____/
A group of connected mountains is called a _____ ______.
Name two large landform regions that are plains.
Coastal Plains - stretches from atlantic ocean to gulf of mexico
Interior Plains - stretch across US
A broad area of mostly flat land is called ____/
The level of the surface of the oceans is called ____ _____/
What is INTERMOUNTAIN?
What is a BASIN?
low, bowl shaped land with higher ground all around it.
An opening in the earth trhough which hot lava, gases,ash, and rocks may pour out is called a _____.
What bodies of water help connect the US to other countries?
Laeks and rivers provide fresh water for 5 things, name them.
Large lakes and rivers provide _______ within the US.
The regular rise and fall of an ocean and the bodies of water connected to it are called ______.
A river or stream that flows into a larger river is called a _____.
What is a DRAINAGE BASIN?
LAND DRAINED BY A RIVER
The _____ ______ River forms part of the border between the US and Mexico.
What is CLIMATE?
WEATHER OVER A PERIOD OF TIME
What is VEGETATION?
plant life in a place
Name as many factors as you can that EFFECT CLIMATE.
D, D, O, E, L, M
- Distance from EQUATOR
- Distance from OCEAN or other bodies of water
- OCEAN CURRENT
- ELEVATION (higher - cooler, lower - warmer)
- LOCATION on the continent
What are the 5 kinds of VEGETATION REGIONS?
- Tundra - cold, dry, treeless
- Grassland - prariries
- Savannah - grassland with trees
True or False?
The Atlantic Coast had 3 seasons, vegetation, forest area, grassland and farmland.
False, we have 4 seasons: but the rest was true!
Something found in nature that people can use is called a _____ ______.
Another word for CHANGE IS _______.
Material added to soil to make it more FERTILE is called _____.
Use of canals, ditches, or pipes to move water to dry areas is called _______.
TRUE OR FALSE:
A NONRENEWABLE RESOURCE is a resource that can NOT be made again by nature or people.
What is a RENEWABLE RESOURCE?
A resource that CAN be made again by nature or people.
The wearing away of the Earth's surface is called ____.
What are two factors that influence how land is used or "land use"?
What are the major geographic features of the US?
(think this is the essay!)
M, P, O, R, GL, GM
The major geographic feature of the US are MOUNTAINS, which are the ROCKIES AND THE APPALACHIANS. The PLAINS are another feature. They are the INTERIOR and COASTAL PLAINS. The OCEANS are another feature. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans surround the US. The largest RIVER is the MISSISSIPPI. The other large bodies of water are the GREAT LAKES and the GULF OF MEXICO.
Name the four Regions of the USA.
- Middle West
What are the 4 Regions based on Peoples Activities?
PR, ER, CR, PR
- Political Region
- Economic Region
- Cultural Region
- Population Region
True or False:
Landforms, Bodies of Water, Climate and Transportation effect the Patterns of Settlements in te US.
Places whre people meet, communicate and share ideas are called ______.
MOST AMERICAN CITIES ARE LOCATED NEAR 4 THINGS....
Can you name some of the largest cities in the US?
- New York
- Los Angelos