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Spring

Where water flows out of the ground

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A small sheltered bay

Cove

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The study of the Earth and its people

Geography

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A plain raised high above the surrounding land

Plateau

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3000 mile long mountain range running through the Western Side of the US and Canada.

Rocky Mountains

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An imaginary line that sits atop a continuous ridge of mountain summits in the Rocky Mountains that divide the continent into two drainage areas

Continental Divide

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Plain

A large and flat area of land

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Sierra Madres Mountain

A mountain range that runs along the west coast of Mexico and into Central America where they include many rainforest covered volcanos

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Land surrounded by water on 3 sides

Peninsula

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1. Pacific; 2. Atlantic; 3. Indian; 4. Arctic; 5. Southern Oceans

The 5 Oceans

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Bay

A body of water partially enclosed by land

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Lake

A large body of water surrounded by land

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Rocky Mountains

3000 mile long mountain range running through the Western Side of the US and Canada.

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Found east of the Rockies and extend to edge of the Canadian shield and to the western edge of the Appalachians; the land is generally smooth with large treeless areas and shallow river valleys

The Great Plains

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valley

a low area of land between hills and mountains

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Mississippi River

2339 mile long river west of the Appalachians

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Dune

A mound of sediment formed by the wind; sediment can include sand and silt

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Geyser

A hot spring of water that is under pressure and shoots into the air

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Geographers

People who study geography

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Where water flows out of the ground

Spring

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A steep rock face

Cliff

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Peninsula

Land surrounded by water on 3 sides

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A large and flat area of land

Plain

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A bowl shaped cavity in the ground caused by a explosion. Most are created by the impact of meteorites

Crater

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This plateau region of eastern and northern Canada and the Great Lakes area of North America mainly includes rough and rocky surfaces and larger areas of evergreen forests.

Canadian Shield

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Human Environment Interaction

Describes how people affect their environment, or natural surroundings, and how their environment affects them

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Coast

Where lands meets the sea

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A narrow valley with a stream running through it

Gorge

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A triangular buildup of sediment at the mouth of a river where it enters into a large body of water

Delta

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Gorge

A narrow valley with a stream running through it