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natural resource
something found in nature that people can use.
Natural resources include these four categories.
1. soil
2. water
3. minerals
4. plants
modify
to change
fertilizer
material added to the soil to make it more fertile
irrigation
The use of canals, ditches, or pipes to move water to dry places.
What can turn desert regions into productive farmland.
irrigation
nonrenewable (resource)
A resource that cannot be made again by nature or people. (Picture: oil well)
renewable (resource)
A resource that can be made again by nature or people.
erosion
The wearing away of the Earth's surface.
Name the two most common causes of erosion.
wind and rain
(Arches National Park)
land use
How most of the land in a place is used.
In every place on Earth land use is influenced by__________ and _______.
In every place on Earth land use is influenced by LANDFORMS and CLIMATE.
People modify their environments based on?
People modify their environments based on HOW THEY VALUE AND USE THE EARTH'S RESOURCES.