Vocabulary
Land Features
Natural Resources
Weather
Fill in the Blank

100

An area of flat or rolling land covered mostly with wildflowers and grasses?
What is a prairie?

100

Ways to describe the geography of the Midwest.
What is a region of lakes, a flat prairie land, and fertile farmland?

100

A mineral that is plentiful in the Midwest.
What is iron ore?

100

This happens to the weather as you move from east to west.
What is the climate gets drier?

100

______ and ______ have replaced most of the tallgrass prairies in the Midwest.
What are corn and wheat?

200

A very long time with little or no rain
What is a drought?

200

This caused the Great Lakes to form as they melted.
What are glaciers?

200

This is a nickname given to the Great Plains area because the soil is good for growing wheat.
What is "America's Breadbasket"?

200

This is where the air comes from to cause hot, rainy weather during the summer in the Midwest.
What is the Gulf of Mexico?

200

The Midwest is one of the nation's major ______ regions.
What is agricultural?

300

A funnel shaped spinning windstorm, sometimes called a cyclone or twister
What is tornado?

300

This has replaced the tall grass prairies in the Midwest.
What are crops such as corn and wheat?

300

The names of water sources that provide needs for people in the Midwest.
What are the Great Lakes, Missouri River and the Mississippi River?

300

These are the seasons in which tornadoes are common.
What are spring and summer?

300

The ______ contain nearly one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water.
What are the Great Lakes?

400

Rock that contains enough of one or more kinds of minerals to be mined
What is ore?

400

Nebraska and Kansas are good for raising cattle and sheep for this reason.
What is the land is too dry for farming?

400

This is a product found in the Black Hills.
What is lumber?

400

This causes heavier snowfall closer to the lake in the winter.
What is "Lake Effect"?

400

On the Great Plains ______ is an important industry.
What is ranching?

500

These are two things people use the land for in the Midwest.
What are ranching and farming?

500

The names of three National Parks in the Midwest.
What are the Badlands, Wind Cave and Isle Royale.

500

Tricked ya! Fill in the Blank Much of the nation's ______ is mined in the Midwest.
What is iron ore?

500

This is how a tornado is formed.
What is what happens when warm and cold air meet on flat plains.

500

On the ranches, ______ and ______ graze on land too dry for farming.
What are sheep and cattle?