FC: Virginia's Regions, Eco Systems, and Natural Resources
2: The Coastal Plain Region is near water. The name Coastal Plain Region was because the ocean's tides connect into The Chesapeake Bay and other rivers. In this region crops such as wheat, corn, peanuts, soybeans, and tobacco grow very well. Below the falls there is flat, calm water. That makes it easier and safer for boats.
4: The name Piedmont means foot of the mountain. It is a very good place for farming. Peaches, apples, wheat, corn, soybean, and hay are grown by farmers.The southern part of the region grows tobacco, cotton, and peanuts. The farm animals, cattle turkeys and chicken are raised to make money for their milk, eggs and meat. They're called livestock.
6: The Blue Ridge mountains region begins in Pennsylvania and ends at Georgia. Mt. Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia is in the Blue Ridge Mountains Region. Just like in other parts of the state they grow crops like corn, wheat, rye, potatoes and hay. There are very little cities in this region, but if you go to Roanoke you can see a lot of interesting places . They also raise a lot of pigs.
8: The Valley and ridge region has the best farming land in the state. They're really famous for their apple.They get sold and shipped all over the state. the sates center for shipping and picking is Winchester. The valley and ridge region is made up of the Allegheny Mountains plus several other valleys.
10: The Appalachian Plateau is Virginia's smallest region. A plateau is what we call a high flat area of land. The plateau is a part of a mountain range called the Appalachian mountains. They have a lot of minerals like zinc which is used to make tires, iron, brass and more. Miners also dig out coal. People also grow tobacco trees.
13: At one point of time there were a lot more trees on Virginia then today. In the olden days the Native Americans used the trees for building houses and hunted animals. When the settlers came they used a lot more wood and cut several trees down. We should try to use a balanced amount of trees.
14: Most of the water we drink comes out of reservoirs, a reservoir is a manmade lake made to store drinking water. When it is polluted and being from other regions come, they can destroy the drinking water.
15: Beaches and wetlands are very helpful. For example, if a hurricane or a flood comes the wetland will take in some of the water. They even keep water levels steady when there is heavy rain or melting snow.
16: In Virginia there are over 3,000 caves. Animals like millipedes, flatworms, beetles, spiders, pack rats, and salamanders live in these caves. Bats and bears sometimes visit the caves. In this state we have lots of wetlands. This is very good because they absorb water to prevent flooding. Lots of rare animals live here such a fish.
18: Natural resources are resources found in nature. Our resources are very important to us. They are very useful in hundreds of ways, for instance without them we wouldn't have drinking water or soil to plant with, we wouldn't even have any coal or minerals. Some changes in nature can be good and some can be bad. I think that we can take much better care for our resources. We could be careful and try to take care for our resources. We should stop polluting water so much because it kills the animals in it, and because it makes it dirty. Also,we can cut a balanced amount of trees.
19: My favorite resource is water. I think it is the most important resource because you can drink it, you can bathe in it, and you can swim in it. But it can also cause trouble like storms and floods. Water also provides fish and other animals that we can eat.
21: The four natural resources are minerals, water, fertile soil, and timber.