Social Studies Chapter 1 (lessons 3, 4, and 5)

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precipitation

water, as in rain, sleet, or snow, that falls to the Earth's surface

axis

an imaginary line that runs through the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole

rotation

complete turn

revolution

trip around the sun

humidity

the amount of moisture in the air

product

something that people make or grow, usually to sell

mineral

a natural substance found in rocks

fuel

a natural resource used to make heat or energy

human resources

workers and the ideas and skills they bring to their jobs

manufacturing

the making of goods

service

an activity that people do for others, such as caring for their health, fixing their cars, cleaning their houses, or delivering their mail

economy

the way people in a state, a region, or a country use resources to meet their needs

adapt

change

conservation

protecting our natural resources and using them wisely

scarce

limited

recycle

use again

pollution

anything that makes a natural resource dirty or unsafe to use

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