Presentation on theme: "Eastern Hemisphere Grade 8"— Presentation transcript:
1Eastern Hemisphere Grade 8 PagesResources and Land Use
2Resources of Western Europe Fertile SoilLoess is the rich, dust-like soil deposited by the wind.Rain and moderate climate help to make this region good to farm.WaterHydroelectric power is generated by moving water like rivers.Irrigation for crops.FuelsFossil fuels like natural gas, oil, and coal are plentiful.Good fuel location gave Europe a head start in the 1800’s in industrial development.
3Resources of Eastern Europe Fertile SoilBlack soil found in the Ukraine is good for farming.WaterFewer water resources than Western Europe.Balkan Peninsula produces hydroelectric power.FuelsSilesia has large deposits of coal which aids industrial growth.Ukraine is a big producer of coal, natural gas and oil.
4Resources of Russia Fertile Soil Water Fuel Much of Russia is lacking either suitable climate, good soil, or water for farming.WaterUses hydroelectric power on some rivers. Has other abundant fuel resources.FuelLarge reserves of natural gas, oil, and coal – but located in Siberia.Iron ore reserves are located west of the Urals, so much of their industry is located there.
6Additional Russian Resources MineralsCobalt, Chromium, Copper and Gold.ForestLargest forest reserves. Wood is used to make furniture, paper, pulp, etc.FishingEast coast (Pacific) of Russia is good for fishing, as well as the Black and Caspian Seas.
7Challenges for Russia Location of the resources. Russia’s size. Most of the resources are located in Siberia.Difficult to access resources in the harsh climate.Russia’s size.Hard to transport resources due to inaccessible rivers.PollutionSome of the worst cases of pollution are found in Russia.
8AssignmentWhat do you think is the most important natural resource in Europe and Russia? What makes that resource so important? What are the challenges that resource faces? Write a paragraph to explain your choice.OR….Make Venn Diagram of all the resources of Europe and Russia. Use the maps on pages 165 & 168. Be sure to include those listed in the reading and on the maps.