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What type of area is the Great Basin?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
a low, bowl-shaped desert area
What is one of the longest rivers in North America?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Mississippi River
In what way is the Coastal Plain like the Appalachain Mountains?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Both landforms run in a north-south direction across the eastern United States.
What type of landform borders the Great Lakes?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
plains
What are fuels?
Chapter 2, Lesson 3
minerals used to make heat or energy
What countries border the United States?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Canada to the north, Mexico to the south
What are natural resources?
Chapter 2, Lesson 3
things found in nature that are useful to people
Which states of the United States do not border any other states?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Alaska and Hawaii
How are elevation and temperature related?
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
The greater the elevation of a place, the colder the temperature becomes.
In what part of the United States are the Appalachian Mountains?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
eastern
Which region of the United States is usually hotter in the summer -- the Interior Plains or the Coastal Plain? Why?
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
The Interior Plains are hotter because places inland are not cooled by ocean breezes
Which are probably easier to cross, the Appalachian or Rocky mountains? Why?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
The Appalachian Mountains;they are low and rounded while the Rocky Mountains are high and jagged.
What are two natural resources that farmers need in order to grow crops?
Chapter 2, Lesson 3
water and soil
Where do you think there is more farmland in the United States? Why?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
On the Great Plains; it's easier to farm on flat land
What is temperature?
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
how hot or cold a place is
Where would you probably find sandy beaches?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Coastal Plain
Define elevation.
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
Elevation is the height of a place above sea level.
What are the Appalachian Mountains like?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
The Appalachian Mountains are low, rounded mountains thickly covered with trees.
What two bodies of water form the borders of the East and West coasts of the United States?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
The continental United States is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast and the Pacific Ocean on the west coast.
In which state does the Mississippi River begin?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Minnesota
Where are the Coast Ranges located?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
along the edge of the Pacific Coast from Alaska to California
In which state does the Coasta Plain begin?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Massachusetts
What are minerals?
Chapter 2, Lesson 3
natural substances found in the earth
Where do the Rocky Mountains begin?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
in Alaska
Use the map on page 51.
How many temperature ranges are shown on the map?
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
five
How are temperatures affected as you travel farther from the equator? Explain your answer.

Chapter 2, Lesson 2
The temperature gets cooler; the sun's rays become more slanted and not as hot as the direct rays at the equator.
Where does the Coastal Plain end?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Texas
Why is conservation important?
Chapter 2, Lesson 3
Conservation is important if we want our natural resources available in the future.
Why do places near the equator usually have high temperatures?
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
They receive more of the sun's direct rays.
What ocean surrounds Hawaii?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
Pacific Ocean
What are the major natural resources in the United States?
Chapter 2, Lesson 3
Some natural resources are forests, water, minerals, fuels and soil.
In what ways is the Coastal Plain different from the Appalachian Mountains?
Chapter 2, Lesson 1
The Coastal Plain is a low, flat landform which borders the Atlantic Ocean. The Appalachian Mountains are a low, rounded mountain chain found inland from the coast.
What is conservation?
Chapter 2, Lesson 3
protecting our natural resources
What is climate?
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
the pattern of weather over a long period of time
What is weather?
Chapter 2, Lesson 2
how hot, cold, wet, or dry a place is at a certain time