Flashcards in Virginia's Resources Deck (42):
What is a natural resource?
A material humans use that comes from nature.
What are examples of natural resources?
Trees, water, soil, coal, sand, gravel, granite, air, animals, plants
What is a human-made resource?
A material humans use that is made by humans.
What are examples of human-made resources?
Plastic, concrete, steel, glass
Virginia's _______________ are important natural resources in Virginia.
Water resources provide us with _________ water.
Rivers, resevoirs, and groundwater are main sources of _________ for Virginians.
Bodies of water are ____________ for a variety of plants and animals.
Bodies of water allow us to _____, ______, ______, _______, and enjoy other recreational activities.
swim, fish, sail, boat
_________________ help our economy.
Virginians sell ____________ such as fish, crabs, and oysters to others.
What is a river?
Long, ribbon-like waterways that flow toward the ocean.
What are examples of rivers?
Potomac River, York River, Rappahannock River, James River
What is a lake?
Large, inland bodies of water
What are examples of lakes?
Smith Mountain Lake
What is a bay?
Bodies of water surrounded by land on three sides and connected to a larger body of water.
What is an example of a bay?
What is a reservoir?
Bodies of water that are made by humans to store water.
What is an example of a reservoir?
Kerr Lake Reservoir
What is groundwater?
Water stored or carried underground
What is an example of groundwater?
A _________ is an area over which surface water flows to a single collection place.
The _____________________ watershed is the largest watershed in Virginia.
Parts of Virginia are also located in the ________________ and __________________ watersheds.
Gulf of Mexico and North Carolina Sounds
What does "we all live downstream" mean?
It means that materials that enter a watershed upstream will eventually make their way downstream. For this reason, it is especially important that we don't pollute.
Forests are an important resource in ____________.
Forests provide a ____________ for diverse animals and plants.
Forests offer a place for ____________ to hike, bike, hunt, and enjoy other recreational activities.
Forests serve as a _______ to prevent erosion along riverbanks and filter pollutants before they enter rivers.
What is a great economic resource of forests?
Timbering - cutting and selling trees brings in money for Virginia
What is a natural forest?
A forest that grows naturally, without humans planting trees.
What is a cultivated forest?
A forest that has been planted by humans.
What is the mineral resource coal?
A hard rock made of ancient pressed plant materials that burns easily.
What is an important fossil fuel used for energy?
What is the mineral resource limestone crushed up for?
Used to build road
What is the mineral resource limestone ground up for?
Used to make cement
What is the mineral resource granite used for?
Buildings, floors, monuments, and counter tops
What is an advantage of granite?
Hard, strong, and long-lasting
What is a natural mineral resource used in construction?
When ________ is melted at high heat, it turns into a liquid that can used to make glass and ceramics.
What is the natural mineral resource used in driveway and road construction?