The Great Plains usually experiences hot, dry weather during the summer and cold, snowy weather in the winter.
The Great Plains consists of the areas east of the Rocky Mountains and west of the Mississippi River in the United States and Canada.
More people would choose to live in the grassy plains rather than in areas where temperatures are extremely hot or cold.
On a contour map, the closer together the contour lines, the steeper the incline.
Mountains are usually snowcapped because there is less moisture at higher altitudes.
the study of natural and man-made features on a chart or map
a rise in land above sea level
a map that shows land configuration with contour lines, shading, and colors
low area of land between hills and mountains where rivers and streams are usually found
a satellite system that tracks position, navigation, and timing
Global Positioning System (GPS)
large region of flat treeless land
the solid rocky crust of the earth
all of the bodies of water on the earth's surface
wide elevated areas of land with flat surfaces
rocky areas of land that are higher and steeper than hills
elevations of land that are not as high as mountains and have rounded tops
the level of the sea used as a baseline for determining the height of elevation
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Social Studies: Topography - Flashcards