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landforms

landforms of the United States

QuestionAnswer
mountain range mountains that are connected so they don't appear to be separate mountains
valley low area between two mountain ranges
river a large, natural stream of flowing water
plateau a flat,level area that rises above the surrounding land
foothills low hills at the base of a mountain range
canal a man-made waterway
delta a flat area at the mouth of some rivers where debris is deposited
island a body of land that is surrounded by water on all sides
peninsula a piece of land that is surrounded by water on 3 sides
lake a large body of water that is completely surrounded by land
gulf a body of water that is surrounded by land on three sides
plains low, flat lands usually good for growing crops
coastal plains low, flat lands found near the coast of an ocean
volcano a hole in the Earth's crust where lava can burst out
ocean a large body of salt water
canyon a deep ravine between 2 cliffs that is carved by water
coastal ranges mountain ranges that are located near an ocean
basin a low bowl shaped land that is surrounded by higher ground on all sides
Nevada home to The Great Basin
Arizona home to the Grand Canyon
Hawaii an island located in the United States
Florida a peninsula found in the United States
Created by: hhmiller