2 Ohio in the World Ohio is part of the North American continent. Continent one of the seven largest land areas on EarthOhio is one of the 50 states that make up the United States of America.Ohio is just south of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.Lake Erie forms part of the border between Ohio and Canada.
6 Ohio’s Natural Wonders 35 states are larger than OhioEven though Ohio is a small state, it has different natural regions.Natural region an area made up of places that share the same natural features (similar landforms, bodies of water, etc.)
7 Ohio’s Natural Wonders Ohio’s natural regions formed more than 10,000 years ago.Glaciers (huge sheets of ice) covered much of the land and over time, slowly moved.As a result, the land changed.Glaciers flattened mountains and carved valleys.When they melted, they left behind till.Till a mixture of clay, sand, and rock that makes soil very rich
8 Ohio’s Regions Glaciated Appalachian Plateau Central and northeastern OhioGlaciers moved over the area and flattened the land.TillUnglaciated Appalachian PlateauSoutheastern OhioGlaciers did NOT move over this part of the stateSteep hills, deep valleys, rivers, waterfalls
9 Ohio’s Regions Till Plains Bluegrass West of the Appalachian Plateau Plain area of flow, flat landNamed from the till in the areaBluegrassSoutheastern OhioTriangle-shaped area between the Till Plains and Appalachian PlateauOhio River forms the southern border of this regionMuch of the soil has washed away.
10 Ohio’s Regions Lake Plains Northern Ohio Glaciers formed flat land Northern edge of this region is Lake ErieFormed by melting glaciers
11 Ohio Land Regions Map Label! Till Plains Lake Plains Blue Grass Glaciated Appalachian PlateauUnglaciated Appalachian Plateau
12 A Midwestern StateOhio is one of the 12 states that make up the MidwestOhio is the farthest eastOne of the six Midwestern states that border the Great Lakes
14 Ohio’s Climate Climate the kind of weather a place has most Ohio has a temperate climate.neither very hot nor very coldTemperatures at times can be very hot or very cold thought depending on the seasonWinters cold, snowySnowiest area is the northeastSummers typically hot and humid
17 Ohio’s ClimateOhio receives about 40 inches of precipitation each yearPrecipitation water that falls to Earth’s surface as rain, sleet, hail, or snowMany plants grow in OhioMore than 2,300 species of wildflowers grow in Ohio