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Soc St Ch 1

Definitions for ch 1 key words

QuestionAnswer
Geography the study of the people and places of Earth
Environment all the surroundings and conditions that affect living things
Hemisphere one half of earth’s surface
Region an area that is defined by certain features
Legend a table or list that tells what the symbols on a map mean
Compass rose a symbol on a map that shows direction
Scale a ruler that shows distances on a map
Tectonic plate a huge slab of slowly moving rock
Erosion a process of wearing away rock and soil
Glacier a huge mass of slowly moving ice
Basin an area with a low center surrounded by higher land
Natural resources things from the natural environment that people use
Renewable resources things that the environment can replace after we use them
Nonrenewable resources things that nature cannot replace after they are used
Product something that is made from natural resources
Fossil fuel an energy source formed by the remains of things that lived long ago
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