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community a place where people live,work, and play. Helps people meet their basic needs
geographer someone who studies places
geography the study of places
natural characteristics nature 1. landforms=mountains, islands, peninsulas, sand dunes 2. bodies of water=Great Lakes, inland lakes, bays, rivers, waterfalls
location where a place is
human characteristics man-made (bridges, roads, sidewalks, buildings)
relative location where a place is in relation to other places (using North, East, South, West)
peninsula land surrounded by water on 3 sides
absolute location exact address
island a piece of land surrounded by water
sand dunes hills of loose sand piled up by the wind
elevation how high or low a place is
rivers flowing water that empties into lakes
bay water partly enclosed by land
waterfalls water flows steeply down
lakes water surrounded by land on all sides
climate weather over a long period of time
HOMES The Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior)
precipitation water that falls to the ground
What is Michigan's climate 4 seasons, different weather, hot and cold, hail, rain, snow
Why is it hard to predict Michigan's weather? lake effect/ Great Lakes
vegetation the plants of an area
Why is it colder in the UP? It is farther from the equator and has a higher elevation
Created by: gerardtj