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New York Geography

4th grade

source the place where a river begins
coast the land next to an ocean
landform any of the shapes of the outdoors
plain a large area of flat or nearly flat land
geography the study of Earth and the way people, plants and animals use it
border a line that people decide on that divides one place from another
plateau a large area that rise steeply above the surrounding land
valley the low land between hills or mountains that often has a river at the bottom
ice age a period of time when the earth was much colder than it is today
moraine a line of low hills formed by the rocks pushing at the front of a glacier
drumlin a smoothly rounded hill formed by a melting glacier
harbor a sheltered place along a coast where boats dock
transportation the moving of goods or people from one place to another
bay a part of an ocean or lake that cuts deeply into the land
till soil and rocks dropped by glaciers
tributary a river that flows into another, larger river
glacier a huge sheet of ice that moves slowly across the land
mouth the place where a river empties into an ocean, lake, or larger river
Albany the capital of New York State
Niagara Falls three large waterfalls that straddle the border of New York State and Canada
Mount Marcy The tallest mountain in New York Sate, located in the Adirondack Mountains
Created by: gebert6



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