Landforms

Landforms

Our earth has many types of landforms. Do you know any of these?

Plain

A plain is an area of flat land.

Island

An island is land that has water all around it.

Lake

A lake is a body of water with land all around it.

Mountain

A mountain is the highest kind of land. It is often pointed and topped with snow.

Hill

A hill is land that is higher than land around it, but smaller than a mountain.

River

A river is a long body of water that flows across the land.

Peninsula

A peninsula is land that has water on three sides. Florida is a peninsula.

Valley

A valley is low land between hills or mountains.

Ocean

An ocean is a very large body of salt water. The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean.

Desert

A desert is covered in sand and is very hot and dry. Very few plants and animals live there.

Volcano

A volcano is an opening in the earth that allows hot magma, lava, and gasses to escape the earth.

Plateau

A plateau is a large piece of land that is high and flat. It is like a mountain with a flat top.

Canyon

A canyon is a deep ravine between high lands that was made over time by a river.

Coast

The coast is where a body of water meets the land. A coast can be rocky or sandy like a beach.

Bay

A bay is a body of water surrounded by land on 3 sides.

Prairie

A prairie is a flat grassland with few or no trees.