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Scott Foresman Region Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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region
a large area in which places share similar characteristics
landform
a natural feature of Earth's surface
mountain
a very high landform often with steep sides
plain
an area of flat land that often is covered with grass or
desert
An extremely dry area with little water and few plants
canyon
a deep valley with steep rocky walls
plateau
a large flat raised area of land
boundary
a line or natural feature that separates one area or state from another
weather
the condition of the air at a certain time and place
climate
the weather patterns in one place over a long period of time
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precipitation
the amount of moisture that falls as rain or snow
temperature
a measurement telling how hot or cold something is
humidity
the amount of moisture in the air
equator
an imaginary line that circles Earth halfway between the North and South poles
elevation
how high a place is above sea level
tropical climate
a climate in which it is usually warm all year
polar climate
areas around the North and South Poles with the coldest temperatures
subarctic climate
an area with short, warm summers and ground covered in snow for most of the rest of the year
temperate climate
a mild climate between tropical and subarctic climates.
natural resource
materials found in nature that are used by living things
raw material
Any natural resource that is used to make finished products.
process
to change something so that people can use it
harvest
cut for use as a crop
industry
a business that makes a product or provides a service
manufacturing
making products to use or sell
product
something that people make or grow
capital resource
something people make in order to produce other products
agriculture
the raising of crops or animals
conserve
to use resources carefully
renewable resource
a natural resource that can be replaced
recycle
to use something more than once
non-renewable resource
a natural resource that cannot be replaced when used up
human resource
a person that makes products or provide services
service
job that someone does for others
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