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Mexico Sec 1
5th grade SS Mexico Sec 1
|There are several _______ regions in Mexico.
|Mexico’s climate varies from arid to semiarid in most areas, which limits _______
|________, _______ ______ and __________are important parts of the Mexican economy.
|petroleum, hydroelectric power, and mining
|Depression on the surface of the land caused by the collapse of a cave roof
|Height above sea level
|The power produced by water-driven turbines
|To supply water to
|Mexico is geographically located in the ______and ________hemispheres on the continent of North America.
|Mexico lies ______ of the United States.
|Mexico is about ____ times larger than Texas.
|The Gulf of California splits Mexico into _____ sections: the main, larger section to the east, and Baja California.
|Name four landform regions in Mexico
|Mexican Plateau, Sierra Madres, Lowlands and Peninsulas
|Main region; largest physical feature; central part of the nation; has several cities including the capital, Mexico City; soil is soft and settles in places
|Mountain range west of the Mexican Plateau
|Sierra Madre Occidental
|Mountain range east of the Mexican Plateau
|Sierra Madre Oriental
|Mountain range south of the Mexican Plateau
|Sierra Madre del Sur
|West of the Sierra Madre Occidental
|Pacific Coastal Lowlands
|East of the Sierra Madre Oriental to the Yucatán Peninsula
|Gulf Coastal Plain
|Lies east and juts north into the Gulf of Mexico
|Lies west of the Gulf of California
|Mexico has several _______ _____ due to the country’s large size, different elevations, and its geographic location.
|Baja California and the northern parts of the country are very ____and _______ populated.
|The _______ part of Mexico receives more rain than the north (tropical wet, tropical wet and dry, humid subtropical).
|Mexico experiences natural disasters: _____________ year round, particularly in the Mexican Plateau
|Mexico experiences natural disasters: __________ in the late summer and early fall, particularly in the Pacific and Gulf lowlands
|Mexico’s most important natural resource ____________ is drilled from wells under the Gulf of Mexico, along the Gulf coast, and in high elevations in the south.
|Minerals such as silver, copper, iron, gold, zinc, and lead are found in the ________ and __________.
|Hydroelectric power supplies about one sixth of the nation’s ___________ from fast-running rivers on the edges of the central plateau and in high southern elevations.
|Crops such as corn, wheat, beans, sugar cane, many fruits and vegetables, and coffee are grown and exported; however because of mountains, poor soil, and dry climates only one fifth of Mexico’s land can be used for _________
|________ are found in the waters off Baja California
|_________ ranches are located in Northern Mexico
|_____________ from the spread of industry and the growth of cities is a major problem in northern Mexico, especially in Mexico City because it is located in a valley making it difficult for polluted air to escape.
|Farmers need to _________ in drier areas which causes salt build up and ruins the fertility of the soil.
|Overgrazing by ________ is causing the land to become desert.
|___________ in the south is opening new land for farming. However, heavy rains wash away the nutrients in the soil, and the land can only produce crops for a few years.
|______________ of trees is contributing to the rapid destruction of forests.