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LANDFORMS. MOUNTAIN. WHAT IS A MOUNTAIN?. A natural elevation of the earth's surface. A large mass. Has steep sides. Higher than a hill. Top comes to a peak, like a point. HILL. WHAT IS A HILL?. Smaller than a mountain. Top is rounded. Sloping sides. An incline, such as a road.

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Landforms

LANDFORMS


Landforms

MOUNTAIN

WHAT IS A MOUNTAIN?

  • A natural elevation of the earth's surface.

  • A large mass.

  • Has steep sides.

  • Higher than a hill.

  • Top comes to a peak, like a point.


Landforms

HILL

WHAT IS A HILL?

  • Smaller than a mountain.

  • Top is rounded.

  • Sloping sides.

  • An incline, such as a road.


Landforms

PLATEAU

WHAT IS A PLATEAU?

  • It is high, at least 1,500 feet.

  • Has a flat surface

  • Can extend for hundreds of miles

  • Has at least one steep side


Landforms

RIVER

WHAT IS A RIVER?

  • Made up of water that continuously flows downward.

  • Originates from the tops of mountains.

  • Ends at an ocean or a sea.

  • Carries rocks and sand with it.

  • Creates erosion.

  • Sculptors of land such as channels, canyons, and valleys.


Landforms

DESERT

WHAT IS A DESERT?

  • Deserts are hot.

  • A desert is dry or arid.

  • Receives less than 10% of rain per year.¹

  • Covers approximately 1/3 of earth’s surface.²

  • Made up of sand with limited plant life.


Landforms

ISLAND

WHAT IS AN ISLAND?

  • Land surrounded by water.

  • Contains other landforms.


Landforms

OCEAN

WHAT IS AN OCEAN?

  • A large body of water.

  • Has waves.

  • Has plant and animal life.

  • Has tides.¹

  • Has currents.²

  • Water is salty.

Current – A large

Amount of water

Moving in one direction

With great force.

Tide – the rise and fall of water caused by

gravitational pull from the position of the sun,

moon, and rotation of the earth.

Happens twice a day.


Landforms

FOREST

WHAT IS A FOREST?

  • Has numerous trees and plants.

  • Has animals.

  • Has bugs.


Landforms

VALLEY

WHAT IS A VALLEY?

  • Located between mountains and hills.

  • A deep groove with a river running through it.

  • Has a V shape.


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