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chapter 3 secetion 2

5th period geo

natural resource a material in the natural environments that people value and use to satisfy their needs
renewable resource a natrusl resurce that the environment continues to supply or replace as it is used
nonrenewable resource a natural resource that can not be replaced once it is used
fossil fuel any one of severalnonrenewable mineral resources formed from the remains of ancient p lants and animals and used for fuel
nuclear energy a type of energy produced by fission the splitting of uranium atoms in a nuclear reactor releasing stored energy
water power energy produced from falling water to move machinery or genrate electricity
geothermal energy energy produced from the earths intense interior heat
solar energy energy produced by the sun
primary economic activity an economic activity that takes or uses natural resources directly such as fishing or mining
subsistence farming farming that provides enough for the needs of family or a village
commercial farming the raising of crops and lie stock for sale in marks
secondary economic activity an ecomomic activity in wich people use raw materials to produce or amifactire mew products of greater value
cottage industry a small scale manufacturing operation using little technology often located in or near peoples homes
commercial industry a large scale manufacturing operation that employs many people ad produces large quantities of goods
tertiary economic activity an economic activity in wich people do not directly gather or process raw materials but not pursue activities that serve others servic industry
quaternary economic activity an economic activity that focuses on the acquisition processing and sharing of information suuch as education or research
export an item that is sent out of the country for sale
import an item that is brought into a the country for sale
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