Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Land Forms

Land forms and bodies of water

Mountain Pass A narrow gap through a mountain pass
Hill A rounded raised landform Not as high as mountain.
Peninsula a body of water NEARLY surrounded by water.
Basin A BOWL shaped land form surrounded by higher land.
Desert A DRY environment with FEW plants and animals.
Timberline A line beyond which trees DO NOT grow.
Glacier A HUGE SHEET OF ICE that moves SLOWLY ACROSS the land.
Ishmus A NARROW STRIP of land that connects TWO larger bodies of LAND.
Dam A WALL built across a river creating a lake that STORES water. (Like Lake Folsom)
Plain A Large area of NEARLY FLAT land.
Butte A small flat top hill. Smaller than MESA.
Mesa A hill with a flat top. Smaller than a PLATEAU.
Plateau An area of ELEVATED FLAT Land.
Delta Land made of SILT left behind as a river drains into a LARGE body of water.
Bay PART OF AN OCEAN that EXTENDS far into Land.
Ocean A large body of SALT WATER that covers much of the EARTH.
Gulf Part of an OCEAN that extends into land. LARGER than a BAY. (Like the GULF of MEXICO)
Waterfall A flow of water flowing VERTICAlY.
Lake A Body of water completely surrounded by WATER. (Lake Folsom)
River A stream of water that flows across the land and empties into another body of water. (Can flow into another river, lake, or ocean)
Strait A Narrow water way that connects two larger bodies of water. (Opposite of an Ishmus.
Port A place where ships UNLOADS and LOADS their goods.
Canal A channel built to carry water for IRRIGATION or NAVIGATION.
Harbor A SHELTERS place along a COAST where boats DOCK SAFELY.
River Basin All the land that is drained by a river or its tributaries.
Tributary A smaller river that flows into a larger river.
Mouth The place where a river empties into a larger body of water.
Source The starting point of a river.
Coast The land ALONG an OCEAN.
Island A body of land COMPLETELY surrounded by WATER. (Hawaii)
Canyon A deep narrow VALLEY with steep sides.
Valley A area of low land between hills of a mountain.
Mountain A high land form with steep sides (Higher than a Hill)
Peak The TOP of a mountain.
Mountain Range A ROW or CHAIN of MOUNTAINS.
Reservoir A Natural or ARTIFICAL lake used to STORE water. (Lake Folsom)
Volcano An OPENING in Earths surface through which hot rock and ash are force out.
Dune A mound hill or ridge MADE of SAND heaped by the wind.
Created by: lizmolina