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Chapter 2 S.S

One complete orbit of earth around the sun Revolution
Usually, a landform that rises more than 2,000 ft. above sea level and is wide at the bottom and narrow at the peak. Mountain
A landform that rises above the surrounding land and that has a rounded top. Hill
A large, mostly flat area that rises above the surrounding land. Plateau
A large area of flat or gently rolling land usually without many trees. Plain
The path followed by an object in space as it moves around another. Orbit
The region between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn. Low latitudes
The theory that earth's crust is made of huge, slowly moving slabs called plates. Plate tectonics
In geography, a huge section of earths crust. Plate
The breaking down of rocks by wind, rain, or ice. Weathering
The condition of the bottom layer of earth's atmosphere in one place over a short period of time. Weather
The degree of hotness or coldness of something, such as water, usually measured with a thermometer. Temperature
A process by which water, wind, or ice wears away landforms and carries the material to another place. Erosion
The multilayered band of gases that surrounds earth. Atmosphere
The weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time. Climate
All the forms of water, such as rain, sleet, hail, snow, that fall to the ground from the atmosphere. Preticipation
The spinning motion of earth, like a top on it's axis. Rotation
An imaginary line around which a planet turns. Axis
The regions between the Tropic of cancer and the arctic circle and the tropic of capricorn and the antarctic circle. Middle Latitudes
The regions between the arctic circle and the North Pole and the antarctic circle and the South Pole. High Latitudes
An area of earth's surface with a definite shape. Landform
Plants in dry climates have shallow roots that are adapted to absorb scarce water before it evaporates in heat. Plants in continental climates are supporting large deciduous forests. In areas where winters are colder, coniferous forests are found. How have plants in Dry and Continental climates adapted to their environment?
Why is the sun important to planets in the solar system? It provides them heat and light.
The earth's tilt is responsible for what? Changes in temperature during the seasons.
What is most of the earth's surface covered by? Water and Land.
What happens to the earth's surface when huge pieces of crust move? They move 2 inches.
The earth's climate is effected by latitude, landforms and a combination of _______ and _____? Wind and Water.
What type of vegetation is found in a humid continental climate? Grasslands and Forests.
Where are moderate climates generally found? Middle latitudes
Without wind and water working together the earth would ________ Overheat.
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