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US Environment


What is the study of Earth and the way people, plants, and animals live on and use it? Geography
What are any of the shapes that make up Earth's surface called? Landforms
What is a large area of nearly flat land? Plain
What is a high, flat landform that rises steeply above the surrounding land? Plateau
What is a low, bowl-shaped landform surrounded by higher land? Basin
What is the land next to the ocean called? Coast
What is a dry area that gets less than 10 inches of precipitation each year? Desert
What are the surroundings in which people, plants, or animals live? Environment
What is the pattern of weather of a certain place over many years? Climate
What is the measurement of how hot or cold something is, often the air? Temperature
What is the moisture that falls to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or hail called? Precipitation
What is something found in the environment that people use? Natural Resources
What is the careful use of a natural resouce called? Conservation
What is it called to use something again instead of discarding it? Recycle
What is a natural resource that can be replaced for later use, such as a forest? Renewable Resource
What type of resource is mineral an example of? Nonrenewable
What area in the US is known for its rich soil? Interior Plains
What type of winter will an area that is far from the equator most likely have? Cold
What type of resource is solar power an example of? Renewable
What happens to soil if it is farmed over and over? Gets worn out
What is the name of the mountains that stretch all the way from Maine to Alabama? Appalachian Mountains
Rain and snow are two examples of what? Precipitation
What is the name of the waterway that allows ships from both Canada and the US to travel from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean? St. Lawrence Seaway
What is the process of making used products into new products called? Recycling
What is nonrewable resource that is found in the earth called? Mineral
Created by: jill.wehlander