These are part of the Cordilleras mountain chain.
A system of mountain ranges which reaches from the Arctic Circle to the southern tip of South America.
The Cordilleras Chain
Is the longest mountain chain on earth?
Rocky Mountains of Canada and United States, the Sierra Madre of Mexico, and the Andes of South America
What makes up the Cordilleran chain?
The Rockies are made up of more than ______ mountain ranges and extend approximately _________ miles?
Backbone of North America
What are the Rockies called?
Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming
Which states contain the highest and broadest mountains?
This is the highest peak in the Rockies and is located in Colorado?
How high is Mt. Elbert?
What is the highest point of a mountain called?
Fossils of sea creatures
What can be found high in the Rockies as proof of Noah and his arch?
What word is used to describe the plants of a specific region?
What word is used to describe the animals of a specific region?
Short grasses grow and there are a few trees except for pines, willows and conttonwoods along the streams
Close to the level of the Great Plains what things grow?
Higher up in the Rockies, at about 6,000 to 9,000 feet, these kind of pines are plentiful?
Above the tree line is the what area?
Willows grow close to the ground and beautiful flowers
What grows in the Tundra area?
Little grows except for delicate snow flowers
What grows above the snow line?
Snow and ice cover the ground almost all year long
Why does so little grow above the snow line?
A stretch of high land that divides the river systems of a continent
What is North America's continental divide?
North America's divide is so massive that it is called?
Atlantic and the Arctic. To the west eventually ends up in the Pacific Ocean.
When the rain falls on the Great Divide it separates and goes into three different oceans. If it falls to the east which oceans?
If it falls to the west, eventually ends up in which ocean?
Four of the great river systems of the United States have their ___________(beginning points) in the Colorado Rockies.
Those that flow east across the Great Plains are the ____________ ________ , which flows into the Mississippi and then into the Gulf on Mexico, the Platte River, and the Rio Grande.
Colorado River and its tributary, the Green River
Flowing west toward the Pacific Ocean are the?
Colorado River is the most famous for being the river that flows through the spectacular___________ __________?
Columbia River and it's chief tributary the Snake River, and Canada's Fraser River.
Some major rivers that arise in the northern Rockies and flow toward the Pacific Ocean?
The largest river flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America is?
Yellowstone National Park
Many of the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains can be observed in _________ __________ ______, which lies in the north-western corner of Wyoming.
Established in 1872, is the oldest national park in the world
When was the Yellowstone National Park established? It is the ________ national park in the world
This area has more geysers and hot springs than any other area in the world? Has more than 200 active geysers and thousands of hot springs.
A ________ __________ is a spring in which the water is above 98 degrees F?
A ________ is a hot spring from which columns of boiling water and steam shoot out of the earth into the air.
This is the most famous geyser and erupts about every 80 minutes or so sending 4,000 to 8,500 gallons of steam and boiling water more than 100 feet into the air?
This is the world's largest geyser, which once set a world's record by sending its steam more that 400 feet into the air?
Mammoth Hot Springs
This is the most famous hot springs in the park, has beautiful terraces of limestone that have been deposited as the hot water of the springs has flowed over the ground?
3 tons of ice in one second
How much and how fast could the geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone produce heat?
Is the largest high altitude lake in North America?
These are the wild sheep of North America, and are larger and far more intelligent that domestic sheep and they have a thick coat of hair rather than wool?
These animals have thick, curling horns that can weigh thirty pounds.
When bighorn's eat grass it is called?
When bighorn's eat leaves, twigs and young shoots of trees and shrubs it is called?
The Rocky Mountain goat
This animal is smaller than the bighorn, is one of the most daring climbers in the animal world.
The Rocky mountain goats are more closely related to the _________ _________ than a goat?
The hooves of a mountain goat is like what?
This lion is a cat with many names?
Is the most widely distributed carnivorous animal in the New World?
The Inca Indians of Peru called the mountain lion a ______?
The early European settlers called it a ___________?
In the eastern United States, it is often called a __________?
The ___________ ___________ is the second largest cat in the Western Hemisphere?
This is the most dangerous animal of North America?
8 feet tall and up to 900 pounds
Grizzly bears can get how tall? How big>?
What is a furry, egg-shaped, little and is a memeber of the same family as hares?
the fat little farmer of the mountain slopes.
What is a Pika?
This is a content bird about the size of a robin. It is just as much at home under the water as it is flying over it?
Another name for a water ouzel?
Makes its nest behind a waterfall
Where do water ouzel make their nest?
What does a water ouzel eat?