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How can we
describe earth’s
features?
Chapter 5: Lesson 1:
What are landforms?
Landforms

are the natural
shapes or features on
earth’s surface.
There are many different
types of ...
Different Landforms
1) Mountain
A mountain
is a place on
Earth’s
surface that
is much
higher than
the land
around it.
2) Hill

Smaller than mountains.
3) Valley

A valley is a low area between
higher lands such as mountains.
4) Canyon

A canyon is deep valley with
high, steep sides.
5) Cliff

A cliff is high land made of
rocks and soil.
6) Plain

A plain is a flat area on
Earth’s surface.
7) Plateau

A plateau is a flat area higher
than the land around it.
8) Desert

A desert is a hot dry place
with little or no rain.
9) Beach

A beach is the land along a
body of water.
10) Dune

A dune is a mound of sand.
Types of Landforms
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)

Mountain
Hill
Valley
Canyon
Cliff
Plain
Plateau

8) Desert
9) Beach
10) Dune
Types of water forms
1) Ocean

Oceans are the largest bodies
of water on earth.
2) Coast

A coast is where a body of
water meets land.
3) Tributary

A tributary is a small river or
stream.
4) River

A river is a flowing body
of water.
5) Lake

A lake is a body of water
surrounded by land.
6) Waterfall

A natural stream of water
falling from a high place.
7) Estuary

A estuary is where river
water and ocean water meet.
8) Delta

A delta is the mass of land
that forms where the river
ocean meet.
9) Inlet

An inlet is a narrow body of
water off a large body of
water.
Now let’s review!
A _________ is water with
land all around it.
Ocean
B. Island
C. Lake
A.

Hint
What is the largest body of
water on Earth?
Ocean
B. Lake
C. River
A.

Hint
A _______ is higher than the
land around it.
Island
B. Mountain
C. Valley
A.

Hint
What is a flowing body of
water?
Plateau
B. Lake
C. River
A.

Hint
I am land and
around me.
Island
B. Coast
C. Desert

have water all
What am I?

A.

Hint
Congratulations!
Images are from:
Slides 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15,
16, 17, 19
Microsoft Office Clip Art
Slide 6, 7, 13, 18
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  1. 1. How can we describe earth’s features? Chapter 5: Lesson 1:
  2. 2. What are landforms? Landforms are the natural shapes or features on earth’s surface. There are many different types of landforms found on the earth.
  3. 3. Different Landforms
  4. 4. 1) Mountain A mountain is a place on Earth’s surface that is much higher than the land around it.
  5. 5. 2) Hill Smaller than mountains.
  6. 6. 3) Valley A valley is a low area between higher lands such as mountains.
  7. 7. 4) Canyon A canyon is deep valley with high, steep sides.
  8. 8. 5) Cliff A cliff is high land made of rocks and soil.
  9. 9. 6) Plain A plain is a flat area on Earth’s surface.
  10. 10. 7) Plateau A plateau is a flat area higher than the land around it.
  11. 11. 8) Desert A desert is a hot dry place with little or no rain.
  12. 12. 9) Beach A beach is the land along a body of water.
  13. 13. 10) Dune A dune is a mound of sand.
  14. 14. Types of Landforms 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Mountain Hill Valley Canyon Cliff Plain Plateau 8) Desert 9) Beach 10) Dune
  15. 15. Types of water forms
  16. 16. 1) Ocean Oceans are the largest bodies of water on earth.
  17. 17. 2) Coast A coast is where a body of water meets land.
  18. 18. 3) Tributary A tributary is a small river or stream.
  19. 19. 4) River A river is a flowing body of water.
  20. 20. 5) Lake A lake is a body of water surrounded by land.
  21. 21. 6) Waterfall A natural stream of water falling from a high place.
  22. 22. 7) Estuary A estuary is where river water and ocean water meet.
  23. 23. 8) Delta A delta is the mass of land that forms where the river ocean meet.
  24. 24. 9) Inlet An inlet is a narrow body of water off a large body of water.
  25. 25. Now let’s review!
  26. 26. A _________ is water with land all around it. Ocean B. Island C. Lake A. Hint
  27. 27. What is the largest body of water on Earth? Ocean B. Lake C. River A. Hint
  28. 28. A _______ is higher than the land around it. Island B. Mountain C. Valley A. Hint
  29. 29. What is a flowing body of water? Plateau B. Lake C. River A. Hint
  30. 30. I am land and around me. Island B. Coast C. Desert have water all What am I? A. Hint
  31. 31. Congratulations!
  32. 32. Images are from: Slides 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 Microsoft Office Clip Art Slide 6, 7, 13, 18 The Print Shop 22
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