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grade 6 pacific islands lesson 3

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High Island
an island formed from the mountainous top of an ancient volcano
Low Island
an island formed from coral reefs or atolls
atoll
A small coral osland in the shape of a ring
What are the three main groups of Pacific Islands
Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia
Melanesia means
Black islands
Micronesia means
small islands
Polynesia means
many islands
Pacific Islands are in tow groups called
High Islands and Low Islands
Coral
a rock-like material made up of the skeletons of tiny sea creatures
Why do fewer people live on low islands that high islands?
Because these islands are small poor soil and little fresh water
Which Island group has athe most People?
Melanesia
Most of the islands in Micronesia
are less than 1 square mile
What is the largest island in Micronesia
Guam
What is the largest island group of Pacific Islands
Polysesia
Polynesia consists of
Hawaii, Tahiti and Samoa
Polynesia islands
Have densde rain forests cover their high colcanic mountions
What kind of vegetation does the high islands have?
rich vegetation because of the high temperatures plentiful rain fall and fertile soil
Do the Pacific islands have alot of natural resources
No
What is the Pacific islands most important natural resource
coconut palm it provides food shelter and clothing
give two examples of cash crops grown in the Pacific islands
Figi- sugar cane and Copra-dried cocnut
What kind of climate does the Pacific Islands have?
Tropical
What is the most valuable resource of the Pacific islands because of its natural beauty
Tourism
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