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blizzard heavy snow and strong winds
hailstones stones of ice that can ruin crops
tornado a swirling funnel of wind that moves quickly
drought a time with little or no rain at all
prairie land covered with tall grasses and wild flowers
open-pit mining when minerals are dug out of the ground by digging deeper and deeper
canal a man made river for ships to travel through
lock a part of a canal that is closed off by gates, allowing ships to pass into raised or lowered water levels
St. Lawrence Seaway the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River - this allows ships to travel to and from the Middle West and the Atlantic Ocean
skyscraper a tall building
assembly line a moving belt that carries parts to workers who have a special job to do, then the next worker does their job
robots machines controlled by computers
combine a large machine that harvests crops
elevator a huge storage bin used for crops
import to bring goods in from a foreign country
export to send goods to foreign countries
The Great Lakes 1. Lake Huron 2. Lake Ontario 3. Lake Michigan 4. Lake Erie 5. Lake Superior
Geographical Features of the Midwest 1. Central Plains 2. Great Plains 3 . lakes 4. rivers
Natural Resources of the Midwest 1. soil 2. forests 3. minerals
Created by: tepema



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