GEO Unit 1: Chapter 01 The Land of the United States
|What are three questions Geography ask?|| Where is it? |
Why is it there?
What is it like there?
|What natural forces created the Rocky Mountains?||Tectonic Plates|
|What three things cause erosion?|| Wind|
|How were the Great Lakes formed?||A glacier formed basins and as the glaciers melted the water stayed in the basins.|
|How do rivers form?||Water moves over|
|Why are rivers important?||They are a source of food and water.They help people travel and move goods.|
|How are the HEMISPHERES created and what are they called?||Hemispheres are the way the Earth is divided into halves. PRIME MERIDIAN separates EASTERN and WESTERN HEMISPHERE. The EQUATOR separates NORTH and SOUTH.|
|What are some examples of RENEWABLE RESOURCES?|| Water|
|What are some examples of NON RENEWABLE RESOURCES?||Fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) Minerals (copper)|
|How are BASINS formed?||The movement of the tectonic plates and/or glaciers.|
|What is the difference between BORDERS and BOUNDARIES? Where would you find each?|| BORDERS are man made lines, like the Canadian Border.|
BOUNDARIES usually are natural like the Rocky Mountains but can be man made like roads.
|What are the four regions of the United States?|| the East,|
|What are the 6 main climate regions?|| Tropical |