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This lesson will introduce some of the major kinds of landforms.
Landforms are features that make up the Earths surface. Some landforms are created by the action of wind, water and ice. Mountains, faults, and volcanoes are created by the movement of the Earths crust and other tectonic activity. Topographic maps and models are used to represent landforms.
A high landform with steep sides; higher than a hill. Mountains are found on land and on the ocean floor.
The Great Plains are a large flat area of land.
It is a deep river valley with steep sides.
It is a low area between hills and mountains where a stream often flows.
This is a landform that looks like a high, flat table. Mesas are common in the southwest United States.
A plateau is a high, nearly flat uplifted area composed of horizontal layers of rock..
A peninsula is land that has water on all sides but one.
It is land that is surrounded by water on all sides.