Landforms, Regions: 4th Grade

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Variable
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All factors that could affect the outcome of an experiment.
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continental divide
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This imaginary line runs through the Rocky Mountains. Waters east of it flow to the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Waters west of it flow to the Pacific Ocean.
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Death Valley
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Lowest point in the USA, it is an extremely hot and dry desert.
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Erie Canal
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A manmade waterway flowing between the Hudson River and Lake Erie in New York State. Boats called barges used to deliver goods using this waterway.
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Great Lakes
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These five bodies of water form the largest group of fresh water bodies in the world. Located in the northern USA and southern Canada.
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Gulf of Mexico
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A large body of warm water between Mexico and Florida.
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St. Lawrence River
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This body of water is in southeastern Canada and is large enough to allow ship travel.
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Great Plains
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A large, flat grassland in the central USA and Canada. It is largely treeless.
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Great Basin
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A large area of different elevations located in Nevada and neighboring states. It is between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains.
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Atlantic Coastal Plain
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A large, low, fairly flat region along the east coast of the USA. Many of our largest cities and most important harbors are in this area.
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Hispaniola
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An island southeast of Florida containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
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Panama
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A Central American country formed by an isthmus.
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Piedmont
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An area stretching from New Jersey through Alabama that is higher than the Atlantic Coastal Plain but lower than the Appalachian Mountains. This area includes Gwinnett County.
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isthmus
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A narrow strip of land joining two larger pieces of land.
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peninsula
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A long narrow strip of land surrounded on three sides by water. Most of the State of Florida is a peninsula.

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