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Social Studies Chapter 1 (lessons 3, 4, and 5)

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precipitation
water, as in rain, sleet, or snow, that falls to the Earth's surface
axis
an imaginary line that runs through the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole
rotation
complete turn
revolution
trip around the sun
humidity
the amount of moisture in the air
product
something that people make or grow, usually to sell
mineral
a natural substance found in rocks
fuel
a natural resource used to make heat or energy
human resources
workers and the ideas and skills they bring to their jobs
manufacturing
the making of goods
service
an activity that people do for others, such as caring for their health, fixing their cars, cleaning their houses, or delivering their mail
economy
the way people in a state, a region, or a country use resources to meet their needs
adapt
change
conservation
protecting our natural resources and using them wisely
scarce
limited
recycle
use again
pollution
anything that makes a natural resource dirty or unsafe to use