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Atmosphere
the band of gases that surrounds the Earth
Revolution
one complete orbit of the Earth around the sun
Rotation
the spinning motion of the Earth
Hill
a landform with a rounded top that is lower and less steep than a mountain
Orbit
the Earth's path around the sun
Vegetation
the plants in an area
Low Latitude
the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
Plateau
a large, mostly flat area that rises above the surrounding land
High Latitude
the regions between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole, and the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole
Plate
in geography, a huge section of the Earth's crust
Precipitation
water that falls to the ground from the atmosphere
Mountain
a landform that rises usually more than 2,000 feet above sea level
Plain
a large area of flat or gently rolling land
Climate
the weather patterns that an area experiences over time
Temperature
the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance
Weather
the condition of the bottom layer of the atmosphere in one place over a short time
Middle Latitudes
Temperate zone that has seasons: spring, summer, winter, and fall
Axis
an imaginary line running through the Earth between North and South poles
Weathering
process that breaks rocks down into tiny pieces- caused by wind, rain, and ice.
Plate Tectonics
theory that the Earth's crust is broken into huge pieces
Tundra
Region that is always cold or cool and has little vegetation.
Canopy
a layer of branches and leaves at the tops of the trees in a forest.