Glossary of Social Studies, Unit 1,Chap1, Lesson 1: geography terms and concepts
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Landforms are physical features on Earth's surface, such as plains, mountains, and valleys.
Name the two major mountain ranges in the United States.
The Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains.
- sea level
Sea level is the level of the surface of the oceans.
- Name the four (4) oceans.
1. Atlantic Ocean
2. Pacific Ocean
3. Indian Ocean
4. Arctic Ocean
- Name the seven (7) continents.
The seven continents are: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antartica
- mountain range
A mountain range is
a group of connected mountains.
A piedmont is
an area at or near the foot of a mountain.
A plateau is
a broad area of high, mostly flat land.
A basin is
low, bowl-shaped land with higher land all around it.
a volcano is
an opening in the Earth through which hot lava, gases, ash, and rocks may pour out.
the height of the land in relation to sea level.
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