Landform Glossary Mr. Detamore’s Class November 2012
bay A bay is a body of water It is mostly surrounded by land.Aidan G.
continent It is a very, very big piece of land. There are only 7 continents. They are not all close to each other. By Sarah
cove A cove is a horseshoe shaped body of water The water is surrounded by land formed of soft rock.By Jake
delta A delta is an area of land that forms at the mountain of a river. A delta is usually shaped as a triangle. By Pranika
desert a desert is a place where plants have a hard time growing because it is very dry. The Sahara desert is about the size of the U.S.A. By Joshua
equator A line that goes through the world. On the equator it is very hot. By Jakob
geyserA geyser is underground.Geysers are found in volcanicareas. by Oliver G
island An island is a piece of land surrounded by water. It is a small piece of land . Some islands have lots of palm trees.
isthmus An isthmus is a skinny part of land that connects bigger bodies of land By Abigail
lake A lake is body of water with land all around it. Did you know that some lakes are made from glaciers?By Aidan B.
longitude longitude and latitude are two measurements to locate any point on earth The Greenwich meridian is a special line on a map of EarthBy Nick
mountain A mountain is a part of the land that is much higher than the land around it. Did you know that the largest mountain chain in north America is the rocky mountains. The tallest mountain is mount Everest. by victor
oceanThe ocean is a large body of waterthat covers most of the Earth.The waters of the ocean are allconnected to each other in someway. By Isabella
peninsula Peninsulas are areas of land that are surrounded by water except the point where they connect to a larger piece of land. Peninsulas are usually long thin strips of landBy Tina
plateau A plateau is a high flatland with trees and plants. It’s high up but it’s smaller then a mountain. They are curved like an edge of the paper. By Jackson
pond A pond is a little body of water. Little animals are in a pond.By SAMUIL
river definition ( A large body of water Rivers slow down at its mouth. The soil that carries along sometimes builds up there.By Luke
sea A sea is a large body of water surrounded by land. The Black Sea is between Europe and Asia.By Jacob F.
tributary Definition: a tributary is a part of a river system A river can have more than one tributary. By Claude
valley A valley is a natural dip in the ground. Valleys run through hills , mountains , and flat areas.By Rebecca K.
volcano • Definition: A volcano is hole or crack in earth. • Sometimes, hot rocks and gas shoot out of that crack.By Madeline