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6th Grade Social Studies - Landforms

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Bay
Part of an ocean extending inland
Butte
A raised, flat area of land with steep cliffs, smaller than a mesa
Canyon
A narrow deep valley with steep sides
Cataract
A large waterfall
Cliff
A steep, almost vertical edge of a hill, mountain, or plain
Delta
A triangular area formed by deposits at the mouth of a river
Desert
Dry area of land where few plants grow
Floodplain
Flat land near the edges of rivers formed by mud and silt from floods
Glacier
A large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or over land
Harbor
A sheltered area of water safe for docking ships
Isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two large bodies of land
Mesa
A wide, flat-topped mountain with steep sides, found mostly in dry areas
Mountain Pass
A gap between mountains
Mouth
The place where a river flows into a lake or ocean
Oasis
A spot of fertile land in a desert, fed by water from wells or underground springs
Plain
A broad, level area of land
Plateau
A broad, flat area of land higher than the surrounding land
Savanna
A region containing scattered trees and vegetation
Sea Level
The level of the surface of the ocean
Strait
A narrow strip of water connecting two large bodies of water
Swamp
An area of land partially covered by water
Tributary
A stream or river that flows into a larger river
Valley
Low land between hills or mountains
Volcano
An opening in the earth, usually raised, through which lava and gasses from the earth's interior escape