Changes Of Land

Wind, water, and ice all help create different landforms.

Wind, water, and ice

Wind, water, and ice help create and form canyons, deltas, and sand dunes. (And many more landforms!)

How wind, water, and ice help create or form canyons

The wind and water from the river erodes and cuts away materials. Water seeps into the cracks between the rocks and freezes, creating ice, that pushes the rocks apart and causes large chunks to break off the canyon walls.

How wind, water, and ice help create or form sand dunes

Sand dunes form when wind blows sand into a sheltered area. Waves from the beach push the sand from the shore back and forth onto the shore until a sand dune is created. Ice allows for the formation of dunes when the ice is pushed up along the shore. Also the splashing water freezes and creates the dune.

How wind, water, and ice help create or form deltas

Wind affects deltas because it helps carry the materials and deposits them elsewhere. Water affects deltas because it creates erosion all over the earth. As the water takes and carries the materials, erosion begins. Ice affects deltas because it is a glacier landform that is created by melted water, which flows around and leaves materials behind. Those all, wind, water, and ice, help create or form deltas!

Wind, water, and ice

Wind, water, and ice affect different landforms by weathering and erosion. All three of these factors influence the shape and size of these three landforms. Wind, water, and ice have the ability to create many more landscapes!