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4th grade landforms

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mountain
a very tall, high, natural place higher than a hill
valley
A low place between mountains
plateau
A large flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land
mesa
A land formation that has a flat area on the top and steep walls usually in dry areas
plain
flat land that has only small changes in elevation
lake
a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides
river
a large flowing body of water that usually empties into the sea or ocean
delta
a low. watery land formed at the mouth of a river
tributary
a stream or river that flows into a larger river
gulf
a part of an ocean or sea that is partially surrounded by land
peninsula
Piece of Land that is surrounded by water on three sides
island
a piece of land surrounded by water
archipelago
a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean