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Kubilus - Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Exploring the United States

hemispheres or halves of Earth, it lies.
equator circles halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
prime meridian divides Earth into the Western and Eastern Hemispheres
continents are the largest land areas on Earth
relative location of a place is where it is in relation to other places on Earth
border is a line that shows the end of a place
gulf is a part of an ocean or a sea that reaches into the land
absolute location or exact location, of a place
lines of longitude run north and south
lines of latitude run east and west
landform are features such as mountains, hills, valleys, and plains that make up Earth's surface.
sea level is level with the surface of the ocean
plateau is a high, flat area of land
source is the place from a river where it begins
tributary is a river or stream that flows into a larger river
mouth is the place from a river where it empties into a larger body of water
basin is a low, bowl-shaped land with higher ground around it
canyon is a deep, narrow valley with steep sides
elevation the height of the land above sea level
relief or differences in elevation
temperature how hot or cold the air is
precipitation or water, that falls to Earth's surface as rain, sleet, or snow
climate the kind of weather a place has over a long time
humidity the amount of moisture in the air
line graph a graph that uses a line to show changes over time
natural resources something found in nature that people can use, such as water, soil, and trees
renewable Something that can be made again by nature or people
groundwater the water that sinks beneath Earth's surface when it rains or snows
industry all the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service
mineral a natural substance found in rocks
nonrenewable something that cannot be made again by nature or by people
environment surroundings in which people, plats, and animals live
conservation the protection and wise use of natural resources
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