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Shields, Plains and Lowlands

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SHIELDS, PLAINS AND LOWLANDS
Definition:
Plains
Definition :
Lowlands
Definition:
Shields
Wind, ice and water act on the rock to ware it down
Rising, folding, erosion, and continental ice sheets formed shields
Can be created by volcanic eruptions
How are Shields Formed?
How does the presence of shield landforms affect human activity?
Filled with metals such as nickel, copper, gold, and silver, which humans mine
Can impact agriculture, as shields do not provide fertile land
How are Plains Formed?
Formed when glaciation pushes down layers of rock and flattens it
Glaciers
What Impact does the Presence of Plains have on Human Activity?
Affects agriculture, as plains provide fertile farming land
Impacts development and urbanization
Changes wind and weather patterns
Provides Oil and Minerals
How are Lowlands Formed?
Formed when glaciers move across large areas, carving the landscape
Precipitation also impacts formation of lowlands
Natural disasters such as earth quakes and hurricanes
How does the Presence of Lowlands Impact Human Development?
Contain rich soil for farming
Affect water sources and irrigation systems used by humans
Historic rocks that fade away to make a shield like formation
A flat meadow like area that does not have many trees or hills
A flat, leveled region with bodies of water such as lakes and streams
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