Unit 1 Chapter 1 -

Unit 1 Chapters 2 & 3 -


Ch 1 vocabulary review:
1. Copy the definitions/terms below.
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3. Press Play

the study of where people, places, and things are located and how they relate to each other*geography
definite position on the earth*absolute location
relation compared to other places*relative location
area in which certain characteristics are found throughout the area*formal region
consist of a central place and the surrounding places affected by it*functional region
defined by people’s feelings and attitudes and areas*perceptual region
thick layer of rock around the core*mantle
rocky surface area*crust
surface features of the earth including soil, rock, and landforms*lithosphere
layer of gas, water vapor, and other substances above the earth*atmosphere
the water contained in the oceans, lakes, rivers, and underground*hydrosphere
the world of plants, animals, and other living things in the earth’s land and water*biosphere
any of the Earth’s seven large landmasses of the earth’s surface*continent
theory that the earth’s outer shell is not one solid sheet of rock*plate tectonics
a circle of volcanoes surrounding the Pacific Ocean*ring of fire
the breakdown of rock at or near the earth’s surface into smaller pieces*weathering
the breaking up or physical weakening of rock by forces such as ice and roots*mechanical/physical weathering
the altering of a rock’s chemical makeup by changing the minerals that form the rock or combining
when chemicals in the polluted air combine with water vapor, falling to the earth*acid rain
the movement of weathered material, such as gravel, soil, and sand*erosion
huge, slow-moving sheets of ice*glacier