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science landforms and bodies of water

science vocabulary landforms and bodies of water
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plain
a large area of flat or gently rolling land
waterfall
water falling over a cliff
peninsula
a thin strip of land that is mostly surrounded by water
hill
a mound of land with a rounded top. It is smaller than a mountain
mountain
a large, tall mass of rock with steep sides. It is higher than a hill
valley
low land between hills or mountains
volcano
an opening in the earth's crust from which lava flows
river
a stream of water that flows into an ocean, lake or another stream
plateau
a large area of flat land that is higher than the land around it
delta
low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river
isthmus
a thin strip of land that connects two large land areas. It is surrounded on two sides by water.
island
an area of land completely surrounded by water
canyon
a large crack in the ground. It is formed by a river or a series of earthquakes.
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