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Landforms LT: I can identify and describe landforms.
What is a landform? A natural feature or physical characteristic on Earth’s surface
What creates landforms? • Landforms are created by weathering and erosion. • Work together to complete this Web. Rangers activity and learn more about how landforms are created.
Mountain high, rocky land, usually with steep sides and a pointed or rounded top A mountain range is a group of mountains.
Valleys and Canyons Valley A low place between mountains Canyon A deep valley with steep sides
Isthmus A narrow strip of land with water on both sides connecting two larger land areas
Peninsula A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides Florida is a peninsula.
Plateau A large, flat area of land that is higher than the land around it
Basin An area of land largely enclosed by higher land high land low land
Delta Land built up by deposits of sand silt at the mouth of some rivers
Plain Flat land that has little change in elevation
Cape A curved or hooked piece of land extending into a body of water
Island A piece of land that is surrounded by water on all sides
Coast Land along the sea or ocean
On your own… 1. 2. 3. 4. Choose a flash card. Read the definition and try to guess the landform. Turn the card over to find the answer. Use the picture on the card to create a model of the landform with clay. 5. Choose another card and repeat steps 2 -4.
Exit Slip Identify each landform. 1. 3. 2. 4.