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1 Aqueduct - large pipes or canals that carry water over long distances long distances

2 Archipelago - a group or chain of islands

3 Atoll - ring shaped island formed by coral building up along the rim of an underwater volcano

4 Badland - rocky wasteland that has been carved by erosion into intricate and fantastic shapes

5 Basin - a lower bowl shaped track of land in which water drains into from rivers and streams, etc.

6 Bay

7 Bay - a small area of sea or lake partly enclosed by dry land

8 Beach - the sandy or rocky land at the edge of an ocean, sea, or lake

9 Canal - an artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for irrigation, shipping, or travel.

10 Canopy - top layer of a rain forest, where the tops of tall trees come together

11 Canyon - deep, narrow valley with high steep walls

12 Cape - a pointed piece of land that projects from a coastline

13 Capital - a city or town that is the official seat of government in a state or nation

14 Cave - a hollow underground chamber, usually one with an opening in the side of a hill or a mountain

15 Channel - a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water

16 Continental Divide - a line or ridge that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent

17 Continent - one of the seven great land masses on earth

18 Dam - a barrier built across a waterway to control the flow or raise the level of water

19 Delta - triangular section of land built up at a river’s mouth that looks like the Greek letter delta (∆)

20 Desert - a dry region with little rainfall where few plants and animals live

21 Dune - a hill of sand formed by blowing wind

22 Fault - a crack or break in the earth’s crust usually caused by intense folding.

23 Fjord - a long narrow inlet of the sea between tall rocky cliffs

24 Glacier - a great mass of ice slowly sliding down a mountain slope or through a valley

25 Gulf - a large inlet of ocean or sea that is partially surrounded by land. Gulfs are much bigger and deeper than bays. Gulf of Mexico

26 Island - a piece of land that is smaller than a continent and completely surrounded by water

27 Isthmus - a narrow strip of land with water on both sides that connects two larger land masses.

28 Mesa - flat-topped elevated landform

29 Mountain Range - a long connected chain of mountains and hills

30 Ocean - the entire body of salt water that covers nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Arctic Ocean

31 Peninsula - a large piece of land that extends outward from a continent and is surrounded by water on three sides

32 Plain - a broad region of flat or gently rolling, treeless land

33 Plateau - a large highland plain that rises sharply above the surrounding land.

34 Rainforest - a dense tropical evergreen forest with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches

35 Reef - a strip or ridge of rocks, sand, or coral that rises to or close to the surface of a body of water.

36 River - a long, large stream

37 Savanna - a tropical grassland containing scattered trees

38 Sea - a large body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean

39 Strait - a narrow waterway that connects two larger bodies of water Strait of Gibraltar Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea

40 Strait - a narrow waterway that connects two larger bodies of water

41 Swamp - an area of low land that is flooded with water that has a variety of trees, plants, and animals

42 Tributary - small rivers and streams that feed into a larger river

43 Tundra - a huge treeless plain bordering the Arctic Ocean

44 Urban Area - a city or densely populated area associated with business and industry

45 Valley - a gently sloping depression between hills or mountains

46 Reef - a strip or ridge of rocks, sand, or coral that rises to or close to the surface of a body of water.

47 Rural Area - sparsely populated areas used for farming and agriculture

48 Savanna - a tropical grassland containing scattered trees

49 Tributary - small rivers and streams that feed into a larger river

50 Strait - a narrow waterway that connects two larger bodies of water Strait of Gibraltar Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea

51 Tributary - small rivers and streams that feed into a larger river

52 Volcano - mountains formed when lava, or melted rock, rises through the earth’s crust

53 Waterfall - a stream that flows over the edge of a cliff


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