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Students will be creating a Landform study game using the definitions that they find in the flashcard set.


a great expanse of salt water


an elevated level expanse of land; a tableland.


a high, steep elevation of the earth's surface, higher than a hill.


an opening in the earth's crust through which molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected


a chain of islands


a piece of land completely surrounded by water


a narrow stretch of land surrounded on three sides by water


a large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land (the Gulf of Mexico)


a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies


a narrow strip of land, like a bridge, connecting two larger strips of land


a place at the river's mouth, where the river splits into many different sections, forming a marshy triangle.

River mouth

the place where a river empties into a larger body of water


a sheltered part of a body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships


a narrow channel of water joining two larger bodies of water (usually narrower than a sound)


a point or head of land projecting into a body of water


a large natural stream of water emptying into an ocean, lake, or other body of water


a stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water

River valley

an elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, having a river or stream running along the bottom


a ridge of land that marks the directional flow of rivers on either side


an accumulation of boulders, stones, or other debris carried and deposited by a glacier


a huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass


a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has sloping sides and a flat top


a broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more cliff-like sides


a narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water


a large inland body of fresh water or salt water


a large, bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land, often drained by a single river (the Amazon Basin)


a small elevation in the earth's surface


a shore of a body of water covered by sand, gravel, or larger rock fragments

Flood plain

a flat or nearly flat land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences occasional or periodic flooding.


a steep descent of water from a height

Alluvial fan

a relatively flat landform created by the deposition of sediment over a long period of time by one or more rivers coming from highland

river source

Point where a river begins


extensive tract of level open land

barrier sand bar

ridges whose crests are parallel to shore and which are usually made up of water worn gravel put down by currents in hallow water at some distance from the shore

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