Landforms LT I can identify and describe landforms

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Landforms LT: I can identify and describe landforms.

Landforms LT: I can identify and describe landforms.

What is a landform? A natural feature or physical characteristic on Earth’s surface

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Delta Land built up by deposits of sand silt at the mouth of some rivers

Plain Flat land that has little change in elevation

Plain Flat land that has little change in elevation

Cape A curved or hooked piece of land extending into a body of water

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

Island A piece of land that is surrounded by water on all sides

Coast Land along the sea or ocean

Coast Land along the sea or ocean

On your own… 1. 2. 3. 4. Choose a flash card. Read the definition

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.

Exit Slip Identify each landform. 1. 3. 2. 4.