runoff<br />tributary<br />watershed<br />sediment<br />meander<br />flood plain<br />delta<br />water gap<br />canyon<br ...
runoff – water that runs off Earth’s solid surface<br />
tributary – “feeder” streams; small streams and rivers that “feed” into other streams and rivers forming larger streams an...
watershed – the entire area from which water is drained<br />
sediment – pieces of material; sediment can range in size from boulders to gravel, sand, silt and dissolved materials<br />
meander – bends, or “S” shapes in a river cause by river currents slowing down in flat land and dropping sediment<br />Cli...
flood plain – flat landscape near rivers; the rivers flood the land from time to time and create very fertile soil.<br />
mouth (of river) – where a river empties into the ocean; river currents slow when they hit the ocean and drop sediment<br />
delta – a fan-shaped piece of land that forms from sediment dropped at the mouth of a river<br />
water gap – a rare, narrow, steep-walled canyon created as water cut through hard rock <br />
valley – formed when small channels are deepened and widened by erosion <br />
canyon – a deep, V-shaped valley that is usually created as a result of both water cutting into earth and geological force...
dune – sand hill created by wind erosion; found in deserts or at the beach<br />
landslide – when water saturates the land and makes soil loosen and fall; gravity can create landslides, too<br />
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Chapter 7, lesson 2

  1. 1. runoff<br />tributary<br />watershed<br />sediment<br />meander<br />flood plain<br />delta<br />water gap<br />canyon<br />valley<br />dune<br />landslide<br />Chapter 7, Lesson 2Landforms<br />
  2. 2. runoff – water that runs off Earth’s solid surface<br />
  3. 3. tributary – “feeder” streams; small streams and rivers that “feed” into other streams and rivers forming larger streams and rivers<br />
  4. 4. watershed – the entire area from which water is drained<br />
  5. 5. sediment – pieces of material; sediment can range in size from boulders to gravel, sand, silt and dissolved materials<br />
  6. 6. meander – bends, or “S” shapes in a river cause by river currents slowing down in flat land and dropping sediment<br />Click here to learn more about rivers and coasts!<br />
  7. 7. flood plain – flat landscape near rivers; the rivers flood the land from time to time and create very fertile soil.<br />
  8. 8. mouth (of river) – where a river empties into the ocean; river currents slow when they hit the ocean and drop sediment<br />
  9. 9. delta – a fan-shaped piece of land that forms from sediment dropped at the mouth of a river<br />
  10. 10. water gap – a rare, narrow, steep-walled canyon created as water cut through hard rock <br />
  11. 11. valley – formed when small channels are deepened and widened by erosion <br />
  12. 12. canyon – a deep, V-shaped valley that is usually created as a result of both water cutting into earth and geological forces pushing earth upward<br />
  13. 13. dune – sand hill created by wind erosion; found in deserts or at the beach<br />
  14. 14. landslide – when water saturates the land and makes soil loosen and fall; gravity can create landslides, too<br />

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