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Ch. 5 Terms

Vocab Ch. 5

Natural Resources A useful material found in the environment.
Raw Materials Natural resources that must be processed to be useful.
Renewable Resources A natural resource that can be replaced.
Nonrenewable Resources A resource that cannot be replaced.
Environment Natural surroundings.
Manufacturing Processing a raw material to make finished product.
Colonization Movement of the settlers and their culture to a new country.
Industrialization The growth of manufacturing in an economy.
First-Level Activities People use land and resources directly to make products. They hunt, cut wood, mine, fish, herd animals, or raise crops.
Second-Level Activities People process products from the first stage people.
Third-Level Activities A person delivers the goods to stores or people.
Deforestation A loss of forest cover in a region.
Biodiversity A large variety of living things in a region.
Civil Engineering Technology for building structures that alter the landscape.
Pollution Waste, usually made by people, that makes a places air, water, or soil less clean.
Created by: CLanglois4