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A map grid helps you find the location of a PLACE
The Equator divides the earth into these two hemispheres NORTH and SOUTH
The Prime Meridian divides the earth into these two hemispheres EAST and WEST
The constant movement of water from the earth's oceans, to the air, to the land and then back to the ocean WATER CYCLE
The process of breaking surface rocks into gravel, sand, or soil WEATHERING
The deepest and largest of the earth's oceans PACIFIC
The country to the north of the United States CANADA
The country to the south of the United States MEXICO
The ocean to the east of the United States ATLANTIC
The ocean to the west of the United States PACIFIC
The customs, skills and other parts of a culture that a passed from one generation to the next. HERITAGE
A highly developed culture CIVILIZATION
A settlement of people from another country to a new land COLONY
A scientist who studies the past by examining artifacts ARCHAEOLOGIST
Plants and trees that grow in a particular area VEGETATION
The type of geography that is based on plants, animals, landforms and waterways. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
The type of geography that is based on humans and the ways they live and interact HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Imaginary lines that measure distance north and south of the Equator LATITUDE
Imaginary lines that measure distance east and west of the Prime Meridian LONGITUDE
Chemicals that farmers use to kill insects PESTICIDES
Farmers who grow only enough food to feed themselves SUBSITANCE FARMERS
Things that come from nature that people use to meet their needs NATURAL RESOURCES
The movement of people from rural areas into urban areas URBANIZATION
The careful and planned use of the earth's resources so they are not wasted CONSERVATION
An imaginary line that the earth rotates on AXIS
A lack of food FAMINE
World areas that share common characteristics REGIONS
Predictable temperature and precipitation over a long period of time CLIMATE
Layers of soil that remain frozen all year round PERMAFROST
The type of water found in the world's oceans SALT
Climate effect caused by people that scientists feel will raise the earth's temperature GREENHOUSE EFFECT
The way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs CULTURE
Areas along the Equator to about 23 1/2 degrees north and 23 1/2 degrees south TROPICS
Powerful forces produced by movements along faults inside the earth EARTHQUAKES
The day of the year with the most hours of sunlight and fewest hours of darkness SUMMER SOLSTICE
The very hot center of the earth CORE
Rocks and soil deposited at the mouth of a river form a DELTA
A river that flows into another larger river is called TRIBUTARY
A narrow strip of land that connects to larger bodies of land ISTHMUS
Water or wind that picks up soil and carries it from one place to another EROSION
The day of the year with the fewest hours of sunlight and the most hours of darkness WINTER SOLSTICE
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