FC: by Nathan | Virginia's regions
1: The Coastal Plain region is in the east of Virginia. The people in the coastal plain region mostly work in the ocean as in fishing for food like crabs, and clam fish. The coastal plains include Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay. That is why most of the people fish.
2: The next region is the Appalachian Plateau. It is the smallest region in Virginia. It is in the southwest of Virginia. It is borders Tennessee and Kentucky. The Appalachian Plateau is a high flat place of land that is what the plateau is for in the name. There is also a mountain called the Appalachian Mountain.
3: The next region is the Valley and Ridge. In the Valley and Ridge there is a big valley named Great Valley of Virginia. It is the third region west of the fall line which separates Coastal Plain and Piedmont another region in Virginia. The Valley and Ridge is a part of the Appalachian Mountain.
4: The next region is the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is located between Piedmont and the Valley and Ridge regions. The Blue Ridge Mountains are so big it stretches from Pennsylvania to Georgia. It is the source of many rivers. In the name of the region Ridge means- a line of hills or mountains.
5: The last region in Virginia is Piedmont. It is located west of the fall line. Richmond, the state Capital of Virginia is in the Piedmont region. This region is the biggest in Virginia. It was named by the Indians. It means land at the foot of the mountains.
6: The wetlands are one of Virginia's ecosystems. They include Virginia Beach, the Chesapeake Bay, and more. Virginia has over 144 named wetlands. In the Virginia we use the wetlands as resorts as in Virginia beach. We use it to farm rice.
7: The next ecosystem is the forest. The forest has many animals like deer, rabbits, bear, and much more. The forest ecosystem is very important because the trees give us air and the plants give us fruit. There are some negatives about the forest too like the violent animals that can kill you.
8: The next ecosystem is the caves and caverns. There are over 3000 named caves and caverns in Virginia. Some of the animals in the caves are pack rats, bats, and bears, but the bats and bears don't stay and live there. | The next ecosystem is the caves and caverns. There are over 3000 named caves and caverns in Virginia. Some of the animals in the caves are pack rats, bats, and bears, but the bats and bears don't stay and live there.
9: The last ecosystem is the freshwater. In Virginia we drink the fresh water because freshwater means water with no salt or sodium. In the Chesapeake Bay half of the water is fresh and the other half is salt water. There are freshwater habitat too like rivers, lake, and the Chesapeake Bay.
10: The first natural resource is coal. Coal is a natural resource because it is made naturally and we use it as energy. Coal is just dead living things that sank in a body of water. It got covered then you dig it out and that is coal. Coal is a fossil fuel that means it took over 1 million years to make it. The world is using coal too fast and we might run out of it.
11: The next natural resource is wood. Wood is used for fire in fire places, it also used for paper, and a lot other things. Virginia sometimes uses wood for energy. Wood is in the forest you can find would anywhere in the woods.
12: The last natural resource is water. Water is located in the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia beach, it is mostly everywhere. Virginia's water supply is not that big compared to other places. We use the water to give it to plants that give us food.
13: The End