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1 Landforms Review & Practice
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2 Archipelago An archipelago is a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean.

3 Bay A bay is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land (and is usually smaller than a gulf).

4 Canyon A canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides – often carved from the Earth by a river.

5 Cape A cape is a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river.

6 Delta A delta is a low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river
Delta A delta is a low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river. A delta is often (but not always) shaped like a triangle.

7 Glacier A glacier is a long-lasting, slowly-moving river of ice on land.

8 Gulf A gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).

9 Isthmus An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses. An isthmus has water on two sides.

10 Lake A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides
Lake A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides. Really huge lakes are often called seas.

11 Mountain A mountain is a very tall high, natural place on Earth - higher than a hill

12 Peninsula A peninsula is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.

13 Plain Plains are flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.

14 Plateau A plateau is a large, flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land.

15 River A river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean.

16 Strait A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.

17 Tributary A tributary is a stream or river that flows into a larger river.

18 Valley A valley is a low place between mountains

19 Landforms Practice Try to think of what the name of the landform is based upon the picture.

20 Lake

21 Isthmus

22 Archipelago

23 Gulf

24 Bay

25 Peninsula

26 River

27 Canyon

28 Plain

29 Cape

30 Gulf

31 Strait

32 Plateau

33 Glacier

34 Tributary

35 River

36 Archipelago

37 Bay

38 Strait

39 Isthmus

40 Lake

41 Cape

42 Peninsula

43 Plain

44 Canyon

45 Valley

46 Glacier

47 Plateau

48 Tributary

49 Valley

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