Presentation on theme: "From SEA to SEA. A Varied Land Our country is BIG! 3,000 miles from coast to coast Made up of many landforms Has Many resources – Forests, farmland, coal,"— Presentation transcript:
From SEA to SEA
A Varied Land Our country is BIG! 3,000 miles from coast to coast Made up of many landforms Has Many resources – Forests, farmland, coal, oil, minerals – What is a mineral?
minerals A resource found in nature – Iron, silver, copper, gold
Lets fly over our country!
In the EAST! Atlantic coast – Low and flat – Beaches – Once were all forests and now towns
Very old mountains They once had high, sharp peaks Over the years they became rounded Why???
Moving into the plains The land is flat again past the Appalachian The soil is rich and farming is good! Colorful fields!
Great Lakes From up above they look like giant puddles! Formed by glaciers and ice melting
In the west! Rocky mountains! They stretch from Alaska to New Mexico They are higher, sharper and formed thousands of years ago
Weather Since our country is so large-the weather is so different! Ecosystems are different