4th - SS - Ch. 9 - Lesson 1,2, 3, & Nigeria Vocabulary

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mesa

a flat landform that rises steeply above the surrounding land; smaller than a plateau

butte

a flat-topped hill, smaller than a mesa

canyon

a deep narrow valley with steep sides

erosion

how water, wind, or ice slowly carry away soil and rock

adaptation

when a kind of animal or plant slowly changes over many years to survive in its environment

Dust Bowl

an area of the Great Plains that experienced terrible droughts and dust storms

aquifer

underground layers of rock or gravel that trap water causing people to dig wells to bring this water to the surface

dry farming

a way to grow crops with only rain water

plateau

a high, flat landform that rises steeply above the surrounding land

petroleum

a nonrenewable natural resource also called oil formed underground over millions of years from the remains of dead plants also called "black gold."

crude oil

oil that bubbles up from the ground and has not been refined

refinery

a factory where crude oil is refined, or separated into parts to be used

petrochemical

chemicals made from petroleum produced in refineries

international trade

countries buying and selling goods to each other

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