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US Geography

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Joy Coleman

on 6 September 2013

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US Geography
Take out a sheet of paper. Answer the following questions:
1.) What thoughts would be going through your mind
if you were walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope?
2.) Would you ever do that?
The United States of America:
has many different kinds of landforms!

Niagara Falls
Rocky Mountains
These rocks are being pushed up into mountains because of plate tectonics.
^^The Niagara Falls are located
on the border of Ontario,
Canada and New York, USA.
^^The largest vertical drop is over 165 feet.
^^Niagara Falls are the second largest waterfall in the world.
Appalachian Mountains
The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountain range in the entire
world! They have eroded over the years so their peaks aren't as high anymore.
The Great Lakes
The Great Plains
One million square miles!
30 million bison!
Mississippi River
2,320 miles
Longest river in America!
Gulf of Mexico
The shoreline is almost 17,000 miles in the Us!
Painted Desert

The desert is made up of layers of easily erodible siltstone, mudstone, and shale. These rock layers contain a lot of iron and manganese compounds which give it a painted look.
Death Valley
Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. In July 1913, five consecutive days of 129°F or above were recorded in Death Valley.
Great Salt Lake
It is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River.
It is 75 miles long and about 35 miles wide!
Great Salt Lake is salty because it does not have an outlet.
Crater Lake
It is the deepest lake in the United States
It is almost 1,200 feet deep!
Mount McKinley
The mountain was named after President McKinley.
It is over 20,000 feet high!
Kilauea, Hawaii
Kilauea Volcano is the youngest and most active volcano in Hawaii.
The Grand Canyon
From one end to the other= 18 miles!
Over 1 mile deep!
A little closer to home...
Cumberland Falls
Cumberland Falls is known as the "Niagara of the South"
Does your map look similar?
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