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The place where a river begins.


place where a river empties into a larger body of water

natural resources

something found in nature that people can use, such as water, soil and trees

renewable resources

natural resources that can be replaced

nonrenewable resources

natural resources that cannot be replaced


the surroundings in which people, plants and animals live


the height of the land above sea level


the protecting of natural resources and using them wisely

wind, percipitation, temperature

what are the features that make up weather and climate

distance from equator, elevation, oceans, landforms

what things affects climate

absolute location

exact location of a place

relative location

where a place is in relation to other places on Earth

trees, water, grass

example of a renewable natural resources

mineral and fuel, copper, coal, livestock

examples of a nonrenewable natural resource


circles the Earth halfway between the North and South Poles

Northern Hemisphere

The U.S. is north of the equator so it is in what hemisphere?

North America

The continent our nation is on


The United States shares much of its southern ________with Mexico

mountains, plateaus, hills and plains

four major landforms in the United States


The Ozark____________is a high, flat area of land on the Interior Plains.


The Mississippi River also runs through the Interior Plains. Its ____________is a small lake in Minnesota.


The Mississippi's River's ___________is the Gulf of Mexico

paper, oxygen

Human uses for the natural resouce, trees

drink, wash hands

Human uses for natural resouce, water

sand, soil

Human uses for natural resource, minerals

cars, run machines

Human uses for natural resource fuels


kind of weather a place has over a long time


amount of water that falls to Earth's surface as rain, sleet or snow


moisture in the air


all the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service.


features such as mountains, hills, plains and valleys that make up Earth's surfaces

South of Canada and North of Mexico

What is the relative location of the United States

Interior plains

What landform stretches between the Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains

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