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Landforms

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Landforms

  1. 1. 10 Major Types of Landforms• 1. Volcanoes 6. Valleys• 2. Mountains 7. Waterfalls• 3. Plains 8. Rainforests• 4. Deserts 9. Islands• 5. Canyons 10. Beaches
  2. 2. • A mountain in whichVolcanoes molten rock erupts through the surface. • The name is derived from “Vulcan” the god of fire in Roman mythology. • Click on the link to answer the following question: What causes Volcanoes to erupt? http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/mountains/volcanoes.htm
  3. 3. Mountainshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbhvnHoKw3g&feature=related
  4. 4. Plains & DesertsPlains Deserts• Large area of flat land with • 4 major types—hot and dry, few trees semiarid, coastal, and cold• Very smooth land • Less than 50 cm/year of• 1/3 of Earth’s land is made rainfall of plains • 1/5 of Earth’s land is made of desserts
  5. 5. • Deep narrow valleys in theCanyons Earth’s crust. • They are bound by cliffs and cut by erosion. • Click on the link to discover the different types of canyons and discover one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/s urface-of-the-earth/canyons-article/
  6. 6. ValleysAn elongated lowland between ranges of mountains,hills, or other uplands with a river or stream runningalong its base.
  7. 7. Waterfalls A place where flowing water rapidly drops in elevation as it flows over a steep region or cliff.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFIsruWANfo
  8. 8. RainforestsA dense evergreen forest with yearly rainfall of atleast 160 inches and most are in tropical regions.
  9. 9. ISLANDS & BEACHESIslands Beaches• A piece of land surrounded on all sides by water. • A piece of land where water meets the land.
  10. 10. Websites & Referenceshttp://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/mountains/volcanoes.htmhttp://www.answers.com/topic/plains-4http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/deserts.phphttp://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/surface-of-the-earth/canyons-article/http://www.valleysinfo.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFIsruWANfohttp://www.thefreedictionary.com/rainforest

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