Busy. Please wait.
Log in using Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

World Geography.

Chapter 1 Vocabulary

1.geography the study of where people places and thinggs are located
2.GIS comupter technology to collect,manipulate, analyze,and display data about the earths surface.
3.absolute location it positions the globe
4.hemisphere divides the world in half
5.relative location or its relation ompared to other places.
6.character of place consists of the places physical characteristics and human characteristics.
7.perception a viewpoin that is influenced by ones own culture and expirences
8.formal regions consist of a central place and the surrounding places affected by it.
9.perceptual regions defined by peoples feelings and attitudes about areas.
10.functional region consits of a central place and the surrounding places affected by it.
11.core center of the earth
12.mantle a thick later of rock.
13.crust rocky surface layer of the earth
14.lithosphere made up of soil, rocks, and other surfacce features
15.atomosphere the layer off air, water, and other substances above in the surface
16.hydroshpere consists of water in oceans, lakes, and rivers, and even under ground.
17.biosphere the world of plants, animals, and other living things that occupy the land and waters of the planet.
18.continents any of the seven large landmasses of the eaths surface; Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Austrailia, Europe, North America, and South America.
19.relief the differences in elevation, or height, of the landforms in any particular area.
20.plate tectonics the earths outer shell is not the earths crust and mantle.
21.coninental drifft theory The theory that the earths outer shell is composed of a number of large, unanchored plates, or slabs of rock, whose constant movement expalings earthquakes and volcanic activity.
22.Ring of fire a cirlce of volcanoes surrounding the pacific ocean.
23.Weathering the breakdown of rock at or near the earth's surface into smaller and smaller pieces.
24.Mechanical Weathering occurs when rock is actuall broken or weakend phyiscally.
25.Chemical Weathering alters a rocks chemical makeup by changing the minerals that form the rock or combining them witth new chemical elements.
26.Acid Rain Chemicals in the polluted air combine with water vapor and fall back to earth as acid rain.
27.Erosion the movement of weathered materials such as gravel, soil, and sand.
28.Sediment small particles of soil, sand, and gravel.
29. loess windblown deposits of mineral rich dust and silt.
30.Glaciers huge, slow-moving sheets of ice.
31.Moraines when glaciers melted and receded in some places, they left behind ridgelike piles of rocks and debris.
Created by: jasmin5



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards