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  • The earth’s surface is different everywhere, depending on where you are.

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  • 1. Earth science
  • 2. Earth
    The earth is a huge sphere
    It is covered by water and soil
    Surrounded by air
  • 3. The earth’s surface
  • 4. landforms
    Mountains
    Plateaus
    Hills
    Valleys
    Plains
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Mountain
  • 7. Valleys
    Valleys are located between mountains or hills
    They are lower places on earth
    Sometimes rivers run through valleys
  • 8. valley
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. Plateaus
    Stands higher than surrounding land
    Has a flat top
  • 11. plateau
  • 12. hills
    Raised area or mound of land
    Smaller than a mountain
    Have gentle rounded tops
    Do not have steep slopes
  • 13. hills
  • 14. plains
    Wide, flat area of land
    Usually treeless
    Can be grassy or support scrub brush
    Can be waterless deserts
  • 15. plain
  • 16. 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