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18 terms

7th grade KS History

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absolute location
location description using longitude and latitude
erosion
the process of breaking down as in the break down of rock by wind and water
precipitation
the amount of water in the air that falls to the earth as rain or snow
arid
lacking moisture, dry
sediment
material such as stones and sand deposited by water, wind, or glaciers
aquifer
a layer of rock that holds water underground
physical features
the natural land forms and characteristics of a place
relative location
location description using place location in relation to other places
cultivate
to prepare the land for planting crops
shelterbelt
a barrier of trees and shrubs that protect against the wind and reduces erosion
conterminous
contained in the same boundaries
drought
a prolonged period of below average precipitation
basin
land drained by a river system
ecosystem
a community of living things that depend on each other in order to function as a unit
folklore
traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people
organic
material derived from living organisms
physiographic region
land regions that were formed by similar geologic processes
primary source
something made or written by someone who was there at the time