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Ch 7 Vocab Sec 1

6th Grade

vegetation plant life
grasslands wide open areas used for grazing and crops
adapt to adjust or modify to fit
subsistence farming farming growing to grow only enough food for families to eat, not to sell
tributary a small river that drains into a larger river
biodiversity the variety of species in an ecosystem
current the continuous movement of air or water in the same directions
rain shadow a dry region on one side of a mountain range
transpiration a process by which plants and trees release water vapor into the air
greenhouse gas a gas that traps the sun's heat over Earth
saturate to soak throughly
acknowledge to recognize
Andes Mountains mountain range extending 5,500 miles along the western side of South America
Amazon River Basin located in South America, the largest river basin on Earth
Llanos grasslands in northern South America
Angel Falls the highest waterfall in the world, located in Venezuela
Pampas the grassy plain of Argentina
Atacama Desert a desert located on the western side of the Andes Mountains
El Nino a reversal of usual wind and ocean currents
Created by: Stoll FMS
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