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Mrs. Nelson 3rd Grade Landforms

Landform review terms for Ridge Road 3rd grade tests
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Bay
Part of a lake or ocean that extends into the land
coast
where the ocean meets the land
hill
shorter and rounder than mountains
island
a body of land entirely surrounded by water
lake
a body of water with land all around it
plateau
flat land with steep sides. It is higher than the land around it.
mountain
the highest landform; mountains often have steep sides and pointed tops
ocean
very large bodies of salt water that cover nearly 3/4ths of the earth's surface
peninsula
land that is nearly surrounded by water
plain
wide, flat land
river
a large stream of water that flows across the land
valley
an area of low land between hills or mountains
mouth
the place where a stream flows into a larger body of water
glacier
a river of ice slowly sliding down a mountain slope or through a valley
sand dunes
mounds of wind-blown sand
canyon
a deep, narrow valley with steep rough sides, carved by a river
landform
a feature of Earth's surface

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