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FC: VIRGINA | By Kyle COle
1: VIRGINIA'S FIVE LAND REGIONS
2: THE COASTAL PLAIN The coastal plain is near the water. People live there for jobs like fishing. A lot of people like the beach. People grow fruits and vegetables. It's good for farmers because it has wide open space and good soil. It is a nice friendly environment. The fall line is an important feature of the coastal plain. The coastal plain is in eastern Virginia.
3: PIEDMONT Piedmont is in the east of Blue Ridge Mountains. It is good horse land. It is also good for farming. You can grow many crops such as apples, peaches, soy beans and corn. It is also a place where they grow tobacco. Cattle, chicken and turkeys are important live stock used for meat. They also make eggs and milk that can be sold at farm stands. The Piedmont region turns into rolling hills. Richmond is located in the Piedmont region. Piedmont means foot of the mountain.
4: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS The Blue Ridge Mountains is in the middle of Virginia. The highest peak in the state is Mt. Rogers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wheat, rye, corn, potatoes and hay are grown there. Farmers raise hogs, chickens and cattle. Roanoke is in the Blue Ridge Mountains region. In Roanoke you can see museums and a kids zoo.
5: VALLEY AND RIDGE The Valley and Ridge is western Virginia. They have great farming. They are famous for their apples. Farmers raise chicken and turkeys to sell. The region is made up of part of the Allegheny Mountains. The most beautiful valley is the Shenandoah. Shenandoah means daughter of the stars. There is a song about the Shenandoah..
6: APPALACHIAN PLATEAU This region is in south west Virginia. A plateau is a large flat land. It has a lot of minerals like iron, zinc and coal. Zinc is used for steal, paint and rubber tires. Tobacco is also grown in this region.
8: FORESTS There used to be more forests in Virginia. The Indians needed forests for the trees and the animals that live in them. Settlers tore the forests down to make farms. Forests are still important in Virginia.
9: FRESH WATER Rivers and lakes are important to the fresh water ecosystem. Reservoirs are used for storing drinking water. Pollution hurts the fresh water ecosystem.
10: BEACHES AND WETLANDS Wetlands help keep water balanced in Virginia. It absorbs water so it prevents flooding. Examples of Virginia wetlands are beaches, the Chesapeake Bay, marshes and swamps. Wetlands are home to many species. The Great Dismal Swamp is a wetland that has lots of different species including reptiles, birds and small mammals.
11: CAVES AND CAVERNS Virginia has lots of natural caves. Insects like millipedes, flat worms, beetles and spiders live in caves and caverns. These animals like the dark. Bats and bears use caves as shelter but don't live there all the time.
12: NATURAL RESOURCES
13: NATURAL RESOURCES Virginia's natural resources are coal, timber, fertile soil and water. They are important because we use them everyday. Coal gives us energy; timber gives us firewood; fertile soil gives us food to eat; and we need water to drink. We need to take care of our natural resources by not polluting the water, cutting down less trees and using coal more wisely. We also need to have fertile soil for farm land.
14: NATURAL RESOURCES CONT... Water is an important natural resource. We need to stop polluting the water so we will have enough drinking water. Pollution also kills the animals that live in the water. Everything needs water to live.