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Lesson 2: What are the physical features of Pennsylvania?

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Physical geography
The study of earth's features and surface
Suburb
Places where many homes are built near or around a city or borough
Population density
The number of people who live in a certain area of land
Weather
Something you can say and feel in the outdoor environment everyday
Climate
The average weather an area receives over a long period of time
Drought
A long period of time in which no precipitation falls
Precipitation
The amount of water that falls to the earth
Elevation
The measured height of landform features above sea level
Sea level
How high the land is above the sea or ocean
Mountain ridge
A long stretch of land that rises steeply above the surrounding area
Plateau
Land that is higher than the surrounding area
Gorges/Glens
Narrow passages with steep rocky sides through which water can flow
River system
Large rivers that have many other waterways flowing into them
Reservoir
A human-made lake in which water is held back by a dam
Lotic
Moving water
Lentic
Still water
Hemlock
The state tree of Pennsylvania
Ruffed grouse
The state bird of Pennsylvania
4
The number of seasons that Pennsylvania has
42
The average number of inches of precipitation per year in Pennsylvania.
284
The average number of people per square mile in Pennsylvania
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