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Land and Water. DO NOW: New words 1. archipelago- a chain of islands 2. source- from where a river gets its water 3. mouth- where a river empties into.

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1 Land and Water

2 DO NOW: New words 1. archipelago- a chain of islands 2. source- from where a river gets its water 3. mouth- where a river empties into a larger body of water 4.river- a body of water that gets its source from melting snow atop mountains 5.atoll- a ring-shaped coral island which surrounds a lagoon 6.harbor- a place where ships can safely anchor 7.port- a place to load and unload goods 8.cape- a piece of land which comes to a point 9.Lake –water completely surrounded by land

3 Choose any 10 words to define atollarchipelagocanyoncapedelta glacierharborhillislandisthmus lakemountainmouthpeninsulaport riversourcestraittributaryvolcano BONUS:

4 KNOW FOR THE TEST!!!! strait- a small passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water isthmus- a small strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land archipelago- a chain of islands cape- a piece of land which comes to a point delta- land formed at the mouth of a river harbor- a place where ships can safely anchor island- land completely surrounded by water lake- water completely surrounded by land peninsula- land surrounded by water on 3 sides tributary- a stream or small river which flows into a larger river mountain- landform which rises at least 2000 ft. above land source- from where a river gets its water glacier- a large piece of ice which moves slowly across the Earth's surface port- a place to load and unload goods atoll- a ring-shaped coral island which surrounds a lagoon mouth- where a river empties into a larger body of water hill- area that rises above land with a rounded top river- a body of water that gets its source from melting snow atop mountains plateau- a flat-topped area of land, larger than a mesa and butte volcano - an opening in the Earth's surface which gases are released valley – area of low lying land between two mountains or hills

5 Mountain- landform which rises at least 2000 ft above land Peak- highest point on a mountain River- body of water which gets its source from the mountains

6 Cape- land which has water on 2 sides Island- land completely surrounded by water

7 Isthmus Strait of Gibraltar – runs between Africa and Spain Thin strip of land connecting two larger land masses Thin strip of water connecting two larger bodies of water

8 Plains- a large area of flat land Hills- area that rises above the land with a round top Plateau- flat area that rises above the land, larger than a mesa and butte.

9 Canyon - a deep, narrow valley with steep sides, with a river running through it. Mesa- high, flat-top land form…larger than a butte, smaller than a plateau.

10 Lake- body of water completely surrounded by land Reservoir- water being held for future use: EX: drought

11 Harbor- where ships can safely anchor Bay- body of water- partially surrounded by land connecting to a larger body of water Sea- larger than a bay, smaller than an ocean Port – a place to unload or load goods safely

12 Glacier- large piece of ice which moves slowly across the earth’s surface. Mountain Range- a number of mountains

13 Gulf- larger than a bay- water jetting into land Canal- inland waterway

14 Desert- arid and barren region Oasis- a retreat

15 Reef- land made up of coral Channel- waterway

16 Peninsula- land surrounded by water on 3 sides

17 Volcano- an opening in the Earth’s surface through which molten rock, ashes and gases escape.

18 Archipelago- a chain of islands Delta – triangular shaped land at the mouth of a river

19 Valley - area of low lying land between mountains or hills

20 Tributary – a small river which flows into a larger river Atoll – a ring-shaped coral island


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