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CISD 6th Grade landforms to know

Lea Reitzel

on 18 September 2012

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Transcript of Landforms

Physical Geography:
Landforms MOUNTAIN PENINSULA A mass of land almost
entirely surrounded
by water. It is usually
connected to the
mainland by a narrow
neck. A large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill. STRAIT A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. A channel is wider than a strait. If it shallow it is called a sound. Example: Bering Strait Example: Baja Peninsula Example: Mt. Everest ISTHMUS A narrow strip of land with water on both sides, that connects two larger land masses. A large area of flat land with few trees PLAIN PLATEAU a broad expanse of generally high flat land also called a tableland a chain of islands ARCHIPELAGO example: Hawaii TRIBUTARY a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake A triangular shaped
head found at the
mouth of some large

So much soil is
transported by the
river that the coastal
waters cannot wash it
away. DELTA an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation CANAL example: Panama Canal expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface and surrounds its landmasses SEA Example:
Sea of Crete
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