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Grade 5 SS. Def

ch 1 America's Land

Geography the study of the world and the people and things that live there.
Landform a feature on the surface of the land.
Plateau a high steep sided area rising above the surrounding area.
Climate the type of weather a place has over a long period of time
Equator the imaginary line around the middle of the earth.
Physical map a map that shows the location of physical features such as landforms bodies of water or resources.
Political map a map that shows cities states and countries.
Capital resources a tool machine or building that people use to produce goods and services
Human resources people and the skills and knowledge they bring to their work
Scarcity not having as much of something as people would like
Opportunity cost the thing you give up when you decide to do or have something else
Region an area that has one or more features in common
Economy the system people use to produce goods and services
Specialization when people make the goods they are best able to produce with the resources they have
Consumer someone who buys goods and services
Trade the buying and selling of goods
Environment the surroundings in which people plants and animals live
Erosion the process by which water and wind wear away the land
Pollution anything that makes the soil unhealthy
Ecosystem a community of plants and animals along with the surrounding soil air and water
Conservation the protection and wise use of natural resources
Created by: scscolts



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