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Chapter 1 lesson 1 B

Landforms and Bodies of Water

Mountains They can have steep sides, rocky cliffs and towering peaks. With peaks Ex) Appalachian Mountains (Northeast)
Hills Also raised landforms. Rounded at the top Not as high as mountains
Mesa Similar to a hill except that its top is flat and not rounded Ex) Grand Canyon
Plain Area of flat or gently rolling land Often covered with grass
Plateaus Large, flat, raised areas of land. Some are cut through by rivers, which over time have worn away the soil to form a canyon.
Canyon Deep narrow valley with steep, rocky sides
Bodies of water Lakes, rivers, bays and oceans
Lakes Made up of water that is fresh
Rivers Carry fresh water to the ocean. Ex) Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio
Flood plain Plain that is formed from the dirt and silt that settle after a river has overflowed.
Coast The land next to an ocean or bay Landforms in the coast include beaches, dunes and cliffs.
Regions Area in which places share similar landforms / rivers, etc. Regions in the Unites States: West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest
Northeast Region Forests and hills. Soil is rocky.
Southwest Region Dry plains, desert and canyons.
Midwest Region Big grassy plains but it also has forests and rolling hills.
Rivers that run through the midwest Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio
Desert Dry area that gets little rain
What is the nation's largest, most varied region? The West There are forests, rich soil for farming, and a long coast.
Highest landform in the US Alaska's Mount McKinley
Lowest landform in the US Death Valley in California
Boundary A line that divides one area or state from another.
Landform Natural feature of Earth's surface Hills, mountains or island Mesa, Plains, Plateus and Canyons
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