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landform



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
an area of the Earth's surface with a definite shape; mountains and hills are examples of landforms.
mountain



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
usually, a landform that rises more than 2000 feet above sea level and is wide at the bottom and narrow at the peak.
hill



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
a landform that rises above the surrounding land and that has a rounded top; a hill is lower and is usually less steep than a mountain
plateau



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
a large, mostly flat area that rises above the surrounding land; at least one side has a steep slope.
plain



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
a large area of flat or gently rolling land usually without many trees.
plate techtonics



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
the theory that the Earth's crust is made of huge, slowly moving slabs of rock called plates.
plate


Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
in geography, a huge section of Earth's crust.
weathering



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
the breaking down of rocks by wind, rain, or ice.
erosion



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
a process by which water, wind, or ice wears away landforms and carries the material to another place.
atmosphere



Danielle Bitner Unit 1, Chapter 2, Sect.1
the multilayered band of gases that surrounds the Earth.
natural resource


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 2
any useful material fopund in the environment.
raw material


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 2
a material or resource that is still in its natural state, before being processed or manufactured into a useful product.
recyclable resource


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 2
a resource that recycles through natural processes in the environment; water, nitrogen, and carbon
renewable resource


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 2
a natural resource that the envoronment continues to supply pr re[;ace as it is used. Ex. trees, water and wind
nonrenewable resource


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 2
a resource that cannot be replaced once it is used; they include fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and minerals such as iron, copper and gold.
fossil fuel


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 2
any one of severla nonrenewable resources such as coal, oil, or natural gas created from the remains of plants and animals
weather


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 3
the condition of the bottom layer of the Earth's atmosphere in one place over a short period of time.
temperature


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 3
the degree of hotness or coldness of something; water or air and measured with a thermometer.
precipitation


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 3
all the forms of water, such as rain, sleet, hail, and snow that fall ro the ground from the atmosphere
climate


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 3
the weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
vegetation


Danielle Bitner
Unit 1, Chapter 2, Section 3
the plants in an area