Jersey Shore and Pinelands
Rivers, Ponds, Suburb, Rural
Central Corridor/Piedmont
Atlantic Coastal Region
Appalachian Ridge and Highlands

100

What are some things you would see at the Jersey Shore?

beaches, boardwalks, barrier islands, resort towns

100

What is Sunfish Pond?

a small glacial lake

100

How did the Piedmont region get its name?

It lies at the foot of the mountains.

100

Where is the best place to live in New Jersey if you are a farmer?

the Atlantic Coastal Plain because it has fertile soil

100

In the Lenape language, what does Kittatinny mean?

big mountains

200

What important resource lies below the Pinelands?

fresh water

200

Name some rivers that flow across the Central Corridor/Piedmont.

Passaic, Hackensack, Raritan

200

What are the Palisades?

cliffs on the shores of the Hudson River

200

What is a barrier island formed by?

waves depositing ridges of sand

200

Where in New Jersey is the Appalachian Ridge and Valley region located?

northwest

300

Why does the Jersey Shore attract so many visitors?

It has miles of sandy beaches and boardwalks with shops, hotels, and restaurants.  People admire the architecture of historic Cape May.  Atlantic City attracts many visitors, too.

300

What is the longest river in New Jersey's borders?

Raritan River

300

In what region of New Jersey do most people live?

Central Corridor/Piedmont

300

What region covers the largest area of New Jersey?

Atlantic Coastal Plain

300

Why has the Highlands region been important to industry?

It is rich in minerals.

400

Describe the geography of the Pinelands.

It has forests of pine, oak, and cedar trees, as well as unusual plants such as curly grass fern and broom crowberry.  It has unusual animals such as the timber rattlesnake and the Pine Barrens tree frog.  It has the largest area of open space in New Jersey, about 1.1 million acres.  Underground lies a large reservoir of fresh water.

400

What is a suburb?

a community at the edge of or near a city

400

What was the first planned industrial city in the United States?

Paterson

400

Which areas would you be least likely to see in the Outer Coastal Plain -   salt marshes, farmland, pine forests, sandy beaches?

farmland

400

How have weathering and erosion changed the New Jersey Highlands region?

They have caused rocks to wear away.

500

What did Congress do to protect the fresh water of the Pinelands?

created the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

500

What is a rural area?

an area with low population

500

Since its founding in 1664, what has happened to Elizabeth?

It has become an industrial city.

500

Which region is Spring Lake, NJ

Atlantic Coastal Plain

500

What is the highest point of New Jersey?

High Point