mountains Large landforms Rise above the surrounding land Have steep slopes or rounded peaks May have one peak May be part of a mountain range
Valleys Valleys are located between mountains or hills They are lower places on earth Sometimes rivers run through valleys
v-shaped or U-shaped valley? Formed by flowing water, such as a river, are usually V-shaped Formed by glaciers – U-valley Fun Fact: A valley can also be called a glen, vale, or dell.
Plateaus Stands higher than surrounding land Has a flat top
hills Raised area or mound of land Smaller than a mountain Have gentle rounded tops Do not have steep slopes
plains Wide, flat area of land Usually treeless Can be grassy or support scrub brush Can be waterless deserts
Citations denali lifts her skirts by Nic Mcphee, 7/23/06, Flickr.com– Attribution share alike Point Imperial by Ken Lund, 7/18/09, Flickr.com– Attribution share alike Valley of Feneos by LeoindasTsementzs, 6/15/08, Flickr.com– Attribution Hills, grain elevator, and little yellow plain by Lynn Suckow, 5/17/06, Flickr.com– Attribution share alike Wessex Ridgeway Walk Wiltshire Plain by Gavin Stewart, 3/39/06, Flickr.com– Attribution Nasa Full Disk View by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, 9-24/10, Flickr.com – Attribution Death Valley Landscape by Wendy, 11/29/08, Flickr.com – Attribution No Derivatives Houserock Road – Vermillion Cliffs and Kaibab Plateau by Al Hikes AZ, 5/2/08, Flickr.com – Attribution Non commercial