FC: By Markus Ferrell | Virginia's Regions, Ecosystems, and Resources
1: The Coastal Plain is next to the water. Most of the people there work in the ocean. Some people go there to have fun on the beach and some want to sail. Some plants grow well in the Coastal Plains like corn and peanuts. The people on the Coastal Plains eat seafood because there are a lot of fishermen.
2: The Piedmont region is to the left of the Coastal Plains. The state capital is in the Piedmont region. The piedmont region grows hay. The Piedmont region has great farming for different plants. They raise animals then sell them.
3: The Blue Ridge Mountains are in the middle of Virginia. The tallest mountain in the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They don't have many cities in the Blue Ridge Mountains but they have many trees. The Blue Ridge Mountains have farms. There are lots of animals there some of them are deer, birds, squirrels.
4: The Valley and Ridge are very good for farming and it is located to the left of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Valley and Ridge has some mountains in it. It is known for its apples. The Valley and Ridge is a beautiful place to be. They raise lots of chickens and turkeys.
5: The Appalachian Plateau is to the left of the Valley and Ridge. The Appalachian Plateau is the smallest region in Virginia. The Appalachian Plateau has the smallest city called Norton. It is part of a huge mountain range. They mine coal there.
6: Virginia has a lot of forests. A forest is an area with a lot of trees. One of the forests is called Jefferson National Forest. It provides oxygen. Forests cover more than 60 percent of Virginia. There are deer and black bears there. Forests have been cut for farms and other things.
7: Freshwater comes from the rivers and lakes that flow from the mountains and go into the Chesapeake Bay. One of the rivers is the Rappahannock. One animal that lives in the freshwater is fish. The freshwater is the fall line. It has changed because people are polluting.
8: You find caves and caverns in mountains. They are dark, moist, and cool. Two animals that can be found there are bats and bears. The caves have changed over time by erosion. Luray Caverns is on famous cavern.
9: You find beaches and wetlands in the Coastal Plains. This aria is moist and sandy. The great Dismal Swamp is an example of a wetland. Pollution and crowding by humans is changing wetlands. There are many animals like birds and turtles.
10: Virginia's natural resources are important because they help us live by providing shelter, food, water, and heat. Water is important for drinking, providing a habitat for fish, and transportation. Soil is important because it enables us to grow food. Coal is a mineral used to heat homes and give light to homes. Trees are important because they give us oxygen and shelter.
11: Our natural resources are important to us so we need to take care of them. You can take care of them by recycling. You can take care of them by not polluting. You can take care of them by saving more energy. By doing these things you can save our resources.
12: I chose water as my favorite resource because we need it the most. I chose it because we need it to live. You can have fun in it too like swimming. You can use it for transportation and to generate power. For these reasons and more I think water is most important.