Presentation on theme: "Geographic terms help us describe landforms and bodies of water."— Presentation transcript:
1 Geographic terms help us describe landforms and bodies of water.
2 Here is a list of the geographic terms that we will learn Here is a list of the geographic terms that we will learn! How many do you know?oceanseagulflakeriversourcemouthtributarymountain rangeplainscapepeninsulaislandvalleydelta
3 Sea-A sea is a body of salt water smaller than an ocean. The Dead Sea is a sea that is located in Asia in a region called the Middle East.It is a sea because it is smaller than an ocean, but is salt water. In fact, it is the saltiest body of water in the world. 8 times saltier than the ocean.
4 Gulf-A gulf is when a sea or an ocean cuts into land. We have a gulf in North America, do you know where it is?A bay is like a gulf, but usually is smaller. Has anyone heard of a bay in America?
5 Lake-A lake is a body of fresh water surrounded by land. This is a picture of a lake in Seattle, Washington called Lake Union.
6 Rivers Every river has a source and a mouth. The river source is where theriver starts.Rivers often start at the topsof mountains. Do you havean idea why?
7 River Mouth and DeltaThe river mouth is where the river empties out into a larger body of water, usually at a lower elevation.A delta is the landsurrounding a rivermouth.
8 Tributary-A tributary is a smaller stream that feeds into a river.
9 Mountain Range-A row of connected mountains. The Rocky Mountain range spans many states in the Western U.S.
10 Plains-plains are land that is mostly flat Here is a picture of plains in the state of Nebraska.
11 Peninsula-A peninsula is land that is surrounded by water on 3 sides Does anyone recognize this peninsula?
12 Cape-A cape is similar to a peninsula, but usually thinner.
13 Island-An island is completely surrounded by water. In movies, pirates often bury their treasure here.
14 Valley-a valley is an area between hills or mountains.
15 The EndNow team up with a partner for another Geography Challenge on p. 4 of your ISN.The map can be confusing, so use p. 16 in your textbook if you get stuck.