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Landforms 5th grade

Vocabulary Terms

A physical featuer on the Earth's surface Landform
Process of wearing away or moving soil & rock by water, wind, ice Erosion
Process of wind, water & other factors breaking down rocks into soil & tiny pieces Weathering
The force of gravity moving rock & soil downhill Mass Movement
Small particles that have been broken down by the weathering process Sediment
Process of dropping sediment in a new location Deposition
A large area of flat land that is higher than the surrounding area Plateau
An area of land formed when a river slows down & deposits sediment at its mouth Delta
Steep-walled valley created by a river or stream Canyon
Large, flat area of land with few trees Plain
Low-lying area near a stream or river Flood plain
An area of land that is drained by a system of streams Watershed
A stream or river that feeds into a larger body of water Tributary
A bend of curve in a stream or river Meander
The features on the surface of a particular Topography
A map that uses contour lines to show the slope and elevation of the land Topographic map
Land that is on an incline-slanting up or down Slope
Lines that connect equal points of elevation Contour lines
Created by: jlorentz52