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Glossary of Geography Terms for Grade 5 NYS Social Studies Exam Review

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a small community close to a city
suburb
living in a city
urban
something found in nature that is useful to people
natural resource
the number of people who live within a mile of a given area
population density
one thing that stands for something else
symbol
a broad area of level or rolling treeless country
plain
a piece of land surrounded by water or sticking out into the water
peninsula
the way of life of a people
culture
an elevation higher than a hill
mountain
dry land with few plants and little rainfall
desert
the power of running water used to run machinery
water power
the triangular or fan shaped piece of land made by deposits of mud and sand at the mouth of a river
delta
a bank along a river to prevent flooding, a landing place along a river
levee
a broad flat area of high land
plateau
an artificial waterway for boats or for draining
canal
a place where water is collected as a water supply
reservoir

Geography Terms
reservoir, canal, plateau, levee, suburb, urban, natural resources, population density, symbol, plain, peninsula, culture, mountain, desert, water power,delta

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