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Chapter 1 Vocab

Unit 1 Chapter 1 Social Studies Vocabulary

Continent The largest land areas on Earth
Hemisphere Half of the Earth
Keystone The stone at the top of an arch that supports the weight of other stones
Landform A natural feature on Earth's surface
Gorge A deep, narrow valley with steep walls
Tributary A small river or stream that flows into a larger river
Natural Resource Material found in nature that people can use
Fossil Fuel Fuel found in the Earth that is made from the remains of plants or an animal from long ago
Renewable Resource A resource that can be replaced
Nonrenewable Resource Resource that can not be replaced
Pollution To make soil, air, or water dirty
Conserve To use resources carefully so that they are not wasted or destroyed
Pesticide Chemical for killing insect pests
Climate The pattern of weather in a place over a long period of time
Precipitation The weather that falls to Earth as rain, snow, sleet or hail
Vegetation A variety of plants and trees
Habitat A place where plants and animals live
Elevation Height of land
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