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Title: Landforms


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Landforms
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Click on a landform to learn more about it
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Ocean
  • Definition body of salt water larger than a sea
  • The Earth contains 5 oceans the Arctic,
    Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern.
  • The oceans water covers over 70 of the Earth
  • The oceans average depth is 12,175 ft!!

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Volcano
  • Definition An opening in the earth, through
    which lava, rock, and gases are forced out
  • Volcanoes in the U.S. are found mainly in
    Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon and
    Washington.
  • There are more than 500 active volcanoes in the
    world

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Island
  • Definition Land that has water on all sides
  • Two Types Continental islands and Oceanic
    islands
  • Continental islands are ones that lie close to a
    continent
  • Oceanic islands are islands found in the middle
    of the ocean

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Mountain
  • Definition highest kind of land
  • Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the
    world.
  • The two main mountain ranges in the U.S. are the
    Appalachians in the east and the Rockies in the
    west

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River
  • Definition Large stream of water that flows
    across the land
  • The longest river is the Nile
  • The largest river is the Amazon
  • One important river in America is the
    Mississippi
  • Can you name any other rivers??

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Mesa
  • Definition Flat-topped mountain with steep
    sides
  • Means table in Spanish
  • Made up of layered rocks
  • Mesa Verde National Park

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Glacier
  • Definition large ice mass that moves slowly
    down a mountain or across land
  • Can be found on every continent
  • Two types 1. alpine glaciers that are found in
    mountains and 2. continental glaciers that cover
    large parts of a continent

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Plain
  • Definition area of flat or gently rolling low
    land
  • The two largest landforms in America are the
    Coastal Plains and the Interior Plains.
  • Coastal Plain mostly flat and lies along a
    large body of water
  • Interior Plains most of the land between the
    Appalachian and Rocky Mountains. Mostly flat with
    forests and prairies

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