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Chapter 1: Assessment Internet Activity

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the Web sites recommended below to gather additional information, broaden your knowledge, and complete the end-of-chapter Internet activity.

Create a Database

Research the climate, elevation, vegetation, and industries of each of the regions of the state. Compile the information you find in a database. For each region, use the following categories:

  • Average temperature
  • Average rainfall
  • Average elevation
  • Common vegetation
  • Industries

Georgia Wildlife Web: Regions of Georgia http://museum.nhm.uga.edu/ gawildlife/ gawwregions.html
The Georgia Wildlife Web discusses the physical geography of the state's five regions. Includes elevation figures and information on common vegetation.

Georgia State Geography: Georgia's Major Industries http://www.kidport.com/ RefLib/ UsaGeography/ Facts/ Georgia.htm#Major%20Industries
A short list of the major industries of Georgia. Includes links to other sites providing basic facts about the State of Georgia.

Georgia's Economic Rocks and Minerals http://www.weinmanmuseum.org/ econminerals.html
This Georgia Weinmann Museum Web site identifies rocks and minerals currently and historically mined in Georgia. Includes mining locations, photographs of materials, and lists of the products produced from them.

Average Annual Rainfall of Georgia http://www.ocs.orst.edu/ pub/ maps/ Precipitation/ Total/ States/ GA/ ga.gif
A color-coded map of annual average precipitation across Georgia for the years 1961–1990. Information collected by the Spatial Climate Analysis Service.