the southwest

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lessons 1-3

canyon

a deep narrow valley with steep sides

mesa

a hill with a flat top

butte

they are like mesas but smaller

erosion

slow wearing away from the land by water wind or ice

desert

dry land where little rain falls

adapt

to change in order to survive in a (southwest) environment

drought

a period of little or no rain

petroleum

oil

texas, Oklahoma

=2 of our country's largest producers of oil

aquafer

underground layers of rock or sand that trap rain water

spring

place where underground water comes to the surface

aquaduct

canal or pipe that carries water to farms or cities

dry farming

a way to grow crops with only a small amount of rain water

crude oil

a not very useful oil. it must be taken to a refinery

refinery

where the crude oil is refined into different parts

petrochemicals

chemicals made of petroleum. (paint, ink in a pen, clothing, shoes)

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