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What is a natural resource?

A material humans use that comes from nature.

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What are examples of natural resources?

Trees, water, soil, coal, sand, gravel, granite, air, animals, plants

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What is a human-made resource?

A material humans use that is made by humans.

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What are examples of human-made resources?

Plastic, concrete, steel, glass

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Virginia's _______________ are important natural resources in Virginia.

water sources

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Water resources provide us with _________ water.

drinking

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Rivers, resevoirs, and groundwater are main sources of _________ for Virginians.

water

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Bodies of water are ____________ for a variety of plants and animals.

habitats

9

Bodies of water allow us to _____, ______, ______, _______, and enjoy other recreational activities.

swim, fish, sail, boat

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_________________ help our economy.

Water resources

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Virginians sell ____________ such as fish, crabs, and oysters to others.

seafood

12

What is a river?

Long, ribbon-like waterways that flow toward the ocean.

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What are examples of rivers?

Potomac River, York River, Rappahannock River, James River

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What is a lake?

Large, inland bodies of water

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What are examples of lakes?

Smith Mountain Lake
Lake Drummond
Lake Anna

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What is a bay?

Bodies of water surrounded by land on three sides and connected to a larger body of water.

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What is an example of a bay?

Chesapeake Bay

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What is a reservoir?

Bodies of water that are made by humans to store water.

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What is an example of a reservoir?

Kerr Lake Reservoir

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What is groundwater?

Water stored or carried underground

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What is an example of groundwater?

Wells, aquifers

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A _________ is an area over which surface water flows to a single collection place.

watershed

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The _____________________ watershed is the largest watershed in Virginia.

Chesapeake Bay

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Parts of Virginia are also located in the ________________ and __________________ watersheds.

Gulf of Mexico and North Carolina Sounds

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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.

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Forests are an important resource in ____________.

Virginia

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Forests provide a ____________ for diverse animals and plants.

home

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Forests offer a place for ____________ to hike, bike, hunt, and enjoy other recreational activities.

humans

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Forests serve as a _______ to prevent erosion along riverbanks and filter pollutants before they enter rivers.

buffer

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What is a great economic resource of forests?

Timbering - cutting and selling trees brings in money for Virginia

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What is a natural forest?

A forest that grows naturally, without humans planting trees.

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What is a cultivated forest?

A forest that has been planted by humans.

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What is the mineral resource coal?

A hard rock made of ancient pressed plant materials that burns easily.

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What is an important fossil fuel used for energy?

Coal

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What is the mineral resource limestone crushed up for?

Used to build road

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What is the mineral resource limestone ground up for?

Used to make cement

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What is the mineral resource granite used for?

Buildings, floors, monuments, and counter tops

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What is an advantage of granite?

Hard, strong, and long-lasting

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What is a natural mineral resource used in construction?

Sand

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When ________ is melted at high heat, it turns into a liquid that can used to make glass and ceramics.

sand

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What is the natural mineral resource used in driveway and road construction?

Gravel

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What is an assortment of different rocks that has been broken down to very small pieces?

Gravel