Chapter 1: Geography of the United States
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The use of wealth and resources in a place
The amount of water in the air
Similar to a hill, but with a top that is flat
An underground layer of porous rock that holds water
What are examples of natural boundaries?
Lakes, rivers, mountains, streams, and oceans
The stage of the water cycle when water vapor cools and forms small drops that gather together to form clouds
How does elevation affect climate?
Places at high elevations are generally colder than lower areas.
What is the climate like in the Southeast?
Humid, mild, or warm winters, and hot summers
What are the natural resources in the Southwest?
Cotton, oil, and copper
What are capital resources?
Human made things that we use to grow or make other things.
How can the environment affect where people live?
Natural resources in the environment might affect where people live and work.
Miners may live near the coal mines
Why would people who live in rainy or snowy climates have steeped, sloped, roof on their houses?
To prevent the rain and snow from collecting on top of the roof
How do scrubbers reduce the amount of pollution released by factories?
Water or chemicals can reduce the amount of harmful particles being released in the air.
What is the difference between climate and weather?
Weather is the condition of the air at a certain time and place.
Climate is the pattern of weather in a place over a period of time.
How can people change the environment?
Land is cleared to build homes and businesses. Machines cut down trees and people build roads and highways.
Based on the way natural resources shape the industries of a region, where would you most likely find a steel factory?
In a region with large deposits of iron ore.
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