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Types of Landforms

The students will match the landform to its correct definition.

BasinAn area of land drained by a river and its tributaries.
BeachThe sandy or rocky land at the edge of an ocean, sea, or lake.
CanyonThis is a long narrow valley with high, steep sides.
CapeA pointed piece of land that projects from a coastline.
CliffThis is a sheer, steep face of rock.
DeltaThis is a deposit of sand and soil at the mouth of a river.
EscarpmentThis is a steep cliff.
KnollAn even smaller hill is called this.
MountainThis is the landform highest above sea level.
Ocean TrenchA deep, narrow canyon in the ocean floor is called this.
PampasThis is an extensive generally grass covered plain.
PeninsulaWhat a body of land surrounded by water on three sides is called.
PlainThis is an area of level or rolling land.
SeaA large body of salt water wholly or partly enclosed by land.
RangeA row or chain of mountains can be called this.
SavannaA grassland located in the tropics of this.
SteppeRussia is famous for this flat, treeless, semiarid land.
GulfA large area of salt water larger than a bay reaching into land.
SwampThis is low-lying land on which water collects.
TundraIn the artic regions a flat or rolling plain is called this.
PrairieThis French word stands for a temperate grassland with few trees.
ArchipelagoA group or chain of island.
RiverA natural stream of water larger than a creek emptying into an ocean, lake, or another river.
BadlandsThis rocky wasteland has been carved by erosion into intricate.
CanopyTop layer of a rain forest where the tops of tall trees come together.
Coastal PlainA level or rolling piece of land at, near, or along the coast.
ContinentThis term can refer to any of the seven largest land masses on earth.
CrustThe earth's surface is made up of this very thin layer of solid rock.
IslandAny body of land completely surrounded by water can be called this.
DuneThis is what we call a ridge of sand piled up by the wind.
BayA part of a sea or lake, indenting the shore line not as large as a gulf.
StraitA narrow waterway connecting two large bodies of water.

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