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Social Studies: Physical Geography of Europe
Alps
Apennine Mts.
Elbe River
Hungarian Plain
Europe's Largest Mountain system
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechos…
Fertile area near carpathian mountains
Alps
Europe's Largest Mountain system
Apennine Mts.
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
24 terms
Social Studies: Physical Geography of Europe
Alps
Apennine Mts.
Elbe River
Hungarian Plain
Europe's Largest Mountain system
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechos…
Fertile area near carpathian mountains
Alps
Europe's Largest Mountain system
Apennine Mts.
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
19 terms
Social Studies:Physical Geography
Archipelago
Basin
Bay
Delta
chain of islands. Indonesia and Philippines
bowl in the surface normally filled with water
water surrounded by land( provides shelter from harsh weather…
plain at the mouth of river. Rivers deposit sediments in delt…
Archipelago
chain of islands. Indonesia and Philippines
Basin
bowl in the surface normally filled with water
18 terms
Social studies physical geography
Landforms
Boundary
Weathering
Erosion
A shape on the planets surface, such as a mountain, valley, p…
A border between two tectonic plates
The process by which rock is broken down into smaller pieces
The movement of sediment from lodging to another
Landforms
A shape on the planets surface, such as a mountain, valley, p…
Boundary
A border between two tectonic plates
15 terms
Physical Geography (Social Science)
Internal forces
Plate tectonics
What do plate tectonics cause?
External forces
Shape the earth's surface through the constant movements of p…
Plates under the surface.
Earthquakes and volcanoes to erupt.
Cause major changes on or above the surface of the earth.
Internal forces
Shape the earth's surface through the constant movements of p…
Plate tectonics
Plates under the surface.
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Social Studies- physical geography vocabulary
weathering
erosion
sediment
glaciers
to change the appearance of something by a long exposure to a…
action of surface process that remove soil, rock, or dissolve…
a naturally occurring material that is broken down by a proce…
a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving unde…
weathering
to change the appearance of something by a long exposure to a…
erosion
action of surface process that remove soil, rock, or dissolve…
11 terms
Social Studies - Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plateau
Elevation
Delta
Rift
A large, elevated piece of flat land
The height of land above sea level
A triangular shaped plain at the mouth of a river
A deep trench
Plateau
A large, elevated piece of flat land
Elevation
The height of land above sea level
15 terms
7th Grade Social Studies Physical Geography
arable land
Asia Brown Cloud
Climate
Desertification
land that is farmable and able to grow crops
layer of air pollution covering parts of southeast Asia
the weather in an area over an extended period of time; usual…
the process of arable land turning into desert due to overgra…
arable land
land that is farmable and able to grow crops
Asia Brown Cloud
layer of air pollution covering parts of southeast Asia
18 terms
Social Studies Human and Physical Geography
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
ABSOLUTE LOCATION
RELATIVE LOCATION
STUDY OF THE LANDSCAPE AND ECONOMY
THE STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES IN A CERTAIN REGION
A SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF WHERE A PLACE IS LOCATED. IT IS OFT…
A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WHERE A PLACE IS LOCATED; THIS IS OF…
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
STUDY OF THE LANDSCAPE AND ECONOMY
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
THE STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES IN A CERTAIN REGION
20 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Strait
Canyon
Cliff
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A deep valley with steep sides or cliffs.
A high, steep face of rock or earth.
Peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
27 terms
Social Studies Chapter 3 Our Physical Geography
Geographic Tools
Continents
Hemisphere
Equator
Maps and globes can tell us where a place is and what it migh…
Large land masses.
Earth can be divided into halves called Hemispheres.
An imaginary line that is halfway between the North Pole and…
Geographic Tools
Maps and globes can tell us where a place is and what it migh…
Continents
Large land masses.
20 terms
Social Studies Geography and Physical Vocabulary
Tropics
Highlands
Plateau
Escarpment
Area between the Tropic of Cancer and the tropic of capricorn
A mountainous or hilly section of an area
Flat elevated land; highland
A steep cliff; part of a plateau
Tropics
Area between the Tropic of Cancer and the tropic of capricorn
Highlands
A mountainous or hilly section of an area
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Physical Geography
Temperature
Precipitation
Influence
Elevation
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
How something effects something else
The height an area is above sea level
Temperature
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
Precipitation
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
12 terms
Social Studies Physical Geography Terms
Glaciation
Loess
Dikes
Polders
process in which glaciers form and spread; changed by land fo…
fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers; made by cold wi…
large banks of earth and stone to hold back water; natural da…
new reclaimed land from sea which was once drained and kept d…
Glaciation
process in which glaciers form and spread; changed by land fo…
Loess
fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers; made by cold wi…
12 terms
social studies Physical Geography of Latin America
cape horn
Andes mountains
isthmus of panama
Rio grande
cape horn
Andes mountains
28 terms
Social studies - Physical geography 5014
physical geography
Archipelago
Basin
Bay
is the study of the natural features of the earth
a chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
a geographic depression, often filled with water
a body of water partially surrounded by land. The land provid…
physical geography
is the study of the natural features of the earth
Archipelago
a chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
45 terms
Social Studies Canada Physical Geography
British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Victoria
Edmonton
Regina
Winnipeg
British Columbia
Victoria
Alberta
Edmonton
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Social Studies Physical Geography Terms
Plain
Plateau
Isthmus
Peninsula
A nearly flat area of land on the Earth's surface
A flat landmass that is higher than the surrounding land, wit…
A narrow strip of land with water on each side that is joinin…
A strip of land that juts out into a large body of water
Plain
A nearly flat area of land on the Earth's surface
Plateau
A flat landmass that is higher than the surrounding land, wit…
Physical Geography
Temperature
Precipitation
Influence
Elevation
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
How something effects something else
The height an area is above sea level
Temperature
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
Precipitation
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
8 terms
social studies africa physical geography
elevation
landlocked country
oasis
nomads
height of land above sea level
a country that is not surrounded by water at any side
fertile place in desert where there is water and vegetation
a person who has no permanent settled home and instead moves…
elevation
height of land above sea level
landlocked country
a country that is not surrounded by water at any side
Physical Geography
geography
ocean
lake
stream
the study of natural features on Earth's surface
an area of salt water that covers most of Earth's surface
a body of water surrounded by land
a natural flow of water that is smaller than a river
geography
the study of natural features on Earth's surface
ocean
an area of salt water that covers most of Earth's surface
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5th Grade Social Studies-Physical Geography Unit 1
Continent
Geography
Hemisphere
Landforms
A very large body of land
Is the study of the earth and how people live on earth and us…
Half of the Earth or globe. The four hemispheres are Northern…
the different shapes on Earth's surface, such as hills, mount…
Continent
A very large body of land
Geography
Is the study of the earth and how people live on earth and us…
16 terms
Physical Geography
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
Delta
Climate
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
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Ch. 5 Social Studies Physical Geography
scott made heidi eat onions
great lakes
superior, michigan, huron, erie, ontario
Appalachian mountains
saying to remember The Great Lakes
the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world
Name the 5 lakes in U.S. in order
A mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada south to…
scott made heidi eat onions
saying to remember The Great Lakes
great lakes
the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world
15 terms
Physical Geography
Topography
Hurricanes
Weather
Climate
A description of surface features of land.
fierce tropical storms with strong winds
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
Topography
A description of surface features of land.
Hurricanes
fierce tropical storms with strong winds
15 terms
Physical Geography - Physical Features
Plains
Lake
Gulf
Sea
A flat, level area of land
A natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land
A large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land
A large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in…
Plains
A flat, level area of land
Lake
A natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land
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Physical Geography
Meridian
Latitude
Physical Map
Political Map
Longitude, lines run from N to S pole
Horizontal lines, ex. equator
Map showing landforms ex. mountains, rivers, deserts
Map showing borders, countries, cities, etc.
Meridian
Longitude, lines run from N to S pole
Latitude
Horizontal lines, ex. equator
25 terms
Sage: Social Studies: Chapter 3 Our Physical Geography
geographic tool
continent
hemisphere
equator
a tool that tells where a place is and what it looks like
one of the seven large land areas on Earth
half of the globe when it is divided into either northern and…
on a map or globe , a line that appears halfway between the N…
geographic tool
a tool that tells where a place is and what it looks like
continent
one of the seven large land areas on Earth
25 terms
6th Grade Social Studies/Physical Geography of Latin America (English)
plain
mountain
hill
cliff
a large area of flat land with few trees
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abrup…
a naturally raised area of land, not as high as a mountain.
a steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea
plain
a large area of flat land with few trees
mountain
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abrup…
53 terms
Physical Geography
Geomorphology
what other features are part of geomor…
Landform is a landscape feature of Geo…
how are geomorphological units categor…
the study of landforms. (physiography) a science that conside…
Rivers, coastlines, rock types, slope formation, ice erosion,…
hills, plateaus, mountains, deserts, deltas, canyons, mesas,…
elevation, slope, orientation, stratification, rock exposure,…
Geomorphology
the study of landforms. (physiography) a science that conside…
what other features are part of geomor…
Rivers, coastlines, rock types, slope formation, ice erosion,…
23 terms
6G Social Studies Geography Physical features
volcano
strait
island
swamp
an opening in the earth, usually raised, though which gases a…
a narrow strip of water connecting 2 large bodies of water
a body of land surrounded by water
an area of land that is saturated by water
volcano
an opening in the earth, usually raised, though which gases a…
strait
a narrow strip of water connecting 2 large bodies of water
20 terms
Chapter 3-1 Social Studies, Physical Geography
Erosion
Weather
Precipitation
Vegetation
The process of the wearing and washing away of Earth's soil
The state of the atmosphere near Earth at a given time
Moisture, such as rain and snow
Made up of trees, shrubs, and other plants
Erosion
The process of the wearing and washing away of Earth's soil
Weather
The state of the atmosphere near Earth at a given time
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Physical Geography
absolute location
relative location
latitude
longitude
uses latitude and longitude to tell exact location
uses cardinal directions to tell where a place is
lines that run parallel to the equator
lines that run parallel to the prime meridian
absolute location
uses latitude and longitude to tell exact location
relative location
uses cardinal directions to tell where a place is
10 terms
Physical Geography
The Earth's atmosphere has more nitrog…
The sun only appears overhead at the l…
Changes in air pressure are caused by…
Rain usually falls on the side of the…
Oxygen
Tropic of Cancer
Winds
Facing the ocean
The Earth's atmosphere has more nitrog…
Oxygen
The sun only appears overhead at the l…
Tropic of Cancer
20 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Strait
Canyon
Cliff
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A deep valley with steep sides or cliffs.
A high, steep face of rock or earth.
Peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
12 terms
Social Studies China Physical Geography Vocabulary
Terraces
Multiple Farming
Basin
Arable
Horizontal ridges built into the slopes of steep hillside to…
A type of agriculture in which two or three crops are raised…
Regions surrounded by mountains or higher land.
Land suitable for growing crops.
Terraces
Horizontal ridges built into the slopes of steep hillside to…
Multiple Farming
A type of agriculture in which two or three crops are raised…
11 terms
Social Studies Chapter 3 -Our Physical Geography
Equator
Continent
Ecosystem
Erosion
an imaginary line that divides the world in the northern hemi…
a large land area on the Earth
all the plants, animals, land, water, and climate of an area.
the wearing away of the earth's surface
Equator
an imaginary line that divides the world in the northern hemi…
Continent
a large land area on the Earth
14 terms
Physical Geography
Solstice
Continental Drift
Erosion
Climate
The exact moment at which summer and winter start.
The slow movement of the continents.
The process by which rocks and soil slowly break apart and ar…
The average condition of the atmosphere over a long period of…
Solstice
The exact moment at which summer and winter start.
Continental Drift
The slow movement of the continents.
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Physical Geography & Human Geography
Geography
Revolution
Rotation
Axis
The study of the Earth and the people who inhabit it.
One complete orbit of the Earth around the sun which takes 36…
The spinning motion of the Earth on its axis which takes 24 h…
The imaginary line on which a planet turns.
Geography
The study of the Earth and the people who inhabit it.
Revolution
One complete orbit of the Earth around the sun which takes 36…
11 terms
Physical Geography
Landform
Region
Renewable Resource
Nonrenewable Resource
Landform
Region
19 terms
Physical Geography
Mountains
Oceans
Lake
Rivers
A large area of land that is higher than the land around it.
A large body of saltwater that covers most of the Earth. Ther…
A large area of freshwater surrounded by land
A large amount of freshwater that moves across the land.
Mountains
A large area of land that is higher than the land around it.
Oceans
A large body of saltwater that covers most of the Earth. Ther…
5 terms
6th grade Social studies: Africa: physical geography
Plateau
Elevation
Rift
Tributary
A large, level area that rises above the surrounding land; ha…
The height of land above sea level
A deep crack in the Earth's surface
A river or stream that flows into a larger river
Plateau
A large, level area that rises above the surrounding land; ha…
Elevation
The height of land above sea level
22 terms
Social Studies Physical Geography and Gerogaphical Problems
Congo Rainforest
Plateau Grassland
Plateau Desert
Desert in north
Near equator, 20% of Africa
North and south of equator, 40% of Africa, called Savanna
North and south of equator, 40% of Africa
15% sand, 85% gravel
Congo Rainforest
Near equator, 20% of Africa
Plateau Grassland
North and south of equator, 40% of Africa, called Savanna
25 terms
social 6 chapter 2 - physical geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
the path followed by an object in space as it moves around an…
one complete orbit of earth around the sun; Earthd completes…
Imaginary line on which a planet turns; Earth turns ariund it…
the spinning motion of Earth; like a top on its axis; Earth t…
orbit
the path followed by an object in space as it moves around an…
revolution
one complete orbit of earth around the sun; Earthd completes…
20 terms
Physical Geography
Nile River
Tigris River
Euphrates River
Arabian Peninsula
Nile River
Tigris River
60 terms
Social Studies: Physical Geography Chapter 2
97 percent
desalination
pacific
arctic
About _____ of the Earth's water is salt water
The process of removing salt from water so that humans can dr…
What is the largest ocean?
What is the smallest ocean?
97 percent
About _____ of the Earth's water is salt water
desalination
The process of removing salt from water so that humans can dr…
12 terms
Chapter 3 Social Studies - Our Physical Geography
continent
hemisphere
equator
latitude
Earth's largest land areas
half the earth
an imaginary line that is halfway between the North Pole and…
imaginary lines that run east to west (the same direction as…
continent
Earth's largest land areas
hemisphere
half the earth
33 terms
3rd, social studies, ch 3, Our Physical Geography
geographic tools
continents
hemisphere
equator
something that tells where something is and what it looks lik…
the largest land areas on the Earth, (Asia, Africa, Europe, A…
half of the globe when it is divided into either northern and…
the imaginary line that cuts the globe in half going from eas…
geographic tools
something that tells where something is and what it looks lik…
continents
the largest land areas on the Earth, (Asia, Africa, Europe, A…
29 terms
Praxis II Social Studies - Physical Geography
Physical Geography
Archipelago
Basin
Bay
the stud of the natural features of the Earth
a chain of islands
a geographic depression, often filled with water
a body of water partially surrounded by land
Physical Geography
the stud of the natural features of the Earth
Archipelago
a chain of islands
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