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Something found in nature, such as weather, plant life, land and water.
Physical Feature
The natural feature or shape of land.
Landforms
Groups of mountains
Mountain ranges
Lowlands between hills and mountain ranges
Valleys
Highlands with steep sides and flat tops
Plateaus
a landform that is flat or gently rolling
Plain
A piece of land that has water almost all the way around it
Peninsula
The land next to oceans or on the shores of lakes or along rivers
Coasts
The kinds of weather a place has in each season year after year
Climate
A place with a hot, dry climate.
Desert
Features that people have added to a place
Human-made Features
A place that has deep water where ships can dock
Port
A protected place where ships can stay safe from high waves and strong winds
Harbor
Communities where buying and selling goods is the main work
Trade centers
Parts of rivers where the water runs very fast, often over rocks
Rapids
A path from one place to another
Route
A place where two routes cross
Crossroads
A boat that carries people and goods across a waterway
Ferry
A shallow place in a waterway that can be crossed by walking, riding, or driving
Ford
The land beside a river
Riverbank
A smaller river that flows into a larger one
Branch
Entrance
Gateway
To make
Manufacture
In-between directions
Intermediate directions
Plants used by people for food or other needs
Crops
Something found in nature that people can use
Natural Resource
The months in which crops can grow
Growing Season
A resource such as silver, gold, or iron that is found inside the Earth
Mineral
A resource such as oil that can be found inside the Earth
Fuel
Towns with buildings, but no people
Ghost Towns
A city where leaders of the country could meet and work
Capital city
The building where lawmakers meet
Capitol
City where lawmakers meet to make laws for a state
State Capital
Part of a state
County
A city or town where the leaders of a county meet
County Seat
Lines that are drawn on a map to show where one country or one state ends and another begins
Borders
Another word for border
Boundary
A thick forest with a hot, wet climate, and covers much of the land
Rain Forest