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Landforms

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Kevin DeStefano

on 24 October 2016

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Transcript of Landforms

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Landforms
What are landforms?
Landforms are natural features of the earth's surface.


How do landforms impact how and where people live?

Peninsula
a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Baja Peninsula
Gulf

Mountain
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding land.
Mount Everest
River


A portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.

Gulf of Mexico


a large, flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land
Plateau



A large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean.
Amazon River

Delta
Land formed at the mouth of a river. It is formed from the silt, sand and small rocks that flow downstream.
The Nile River Delta

Lake
A large body of water surrounded by land on all sides.

The Great Lakes

Plains
A flat or gently rolling landmass that covers many miles

The Great Plains, American Midwest






Population Density Map
Physical Geography Map
Why are people concentrated in certain areas of the world, and not others?
Desert
A dry, often sandy region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation.


Mojave Desert and Antarctica
Ocean
The entire body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the earth's surface.


Life in the Mountains
Life in the Sahara Desert
Tundra
A vast, flat, treeless Arctic region in which the subsoil is permanently frozen.

Life in the Arctic Tundra
Life on the Amazon River
Fishing in the Mekong River in Laos
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