FC: Earth's Physical Features By: Susie Smith Photo Credits:Yahoo.com
1: Landforms are natural shapes, or features, on Earth's Surface. | Waterways include lakes, rivers, and oceans.
2: Some parts of Earth's Surface are low areas. A valley is a lowland area between higher lands such as mountains. A canyon is a deep valley with steep sides.
3: Lakes are an inland body of water usually of considerable size.
4: A volcano is an opening in Earth's surface from which lava flows.
5: The Devil's Tower was once lava inside a volcano. Wind and rain have worn away the volcano that was around it.
6: Most of the water on Earth is found in the oceans. This water is salt water. | If you could put all the water on Earth into 100 buckets, 97 buckets would hold salt water.
7: Indian Ocean | Arctic Ocean | Pacific Ocean | Atlantic Ocean
8: A river is a large natural stream of water emptying into an ocean, lake, or larger body of water. | Rivers can wear away rock to form valleys.
9: Soil can be dropped at the mouth of a river to form a delta. A delta is a piece of land that forms at the mouth of a river. Deltas are often shaped like triangles.
10: A plain is a flat area on Earth's surface. | The middle of the United States is a large plain.
11: A plateau is a flat area higher than the land around it. | They look like tables made from rock.
12: Native Americans built homes in the rocky cliffs hundreds of years ago.
14: A glacier is a huge sheet of ice that slowly moves downhill. | Most glaciers are valley glaciers.
15: An island is surrounded by water. | The state of Hawaii is a group of islands.
16: A barrier island is a thin island near a coast. | Barrier Islands can form when sand in moving water is dropped near the shore.
17: Any inlet of the ocean bordering on land and partly surrounded by land is a bay.
19: A peninsula is an area of land which projects out from a larger land mass and is almost surrounded by water.
20: Without water there could be no life on Earth. Plants and animals need water to live. So do people. Water is important to Earth's environment.
21: Earth's surface has many featues which include landforms and waterways. What physical features does your community have?