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Published on October 16, 2007

Author: pamelag1972

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IDEAL CHARTER SCHOOL Middle School Vocabulary Presentation

Geography Words What do you know about the land and water of the earth?

plain

A plain is any lowland area that is level or gently sloping or rolling. It normally has few, if any, prominent hills or valleys, but may have considerable slope. A plain may be forested or bare of trees. Many plains around the world are covered in grasses.

plateau

plateau is another landform that is relatively level, and some sources claim that a plateau is an elevated plain. A plateau has at least one steep, clifflike side

isthmus

a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.

 

peninsula

an area of land almost completely surrounded by water (3 sides)

 

Which of the 50 states is a Peninsula? Where is there a peninsula in Wisconsin? A peninsula looks like an island. What is the difference between a peninsula and an island?

Where is there a peninsula in Wisconsin?

A peninsula looks like an island.

What is the difference between a peninsula and an island?

An island is completely surrounded by water. A peninsula is almost surrounded by water.

canyon

a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.

 

 

 

cove

a small indentation or recess in the shoreline of a sea, lake, or river.

harbor

a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship provides protection from winds, waves, and currents.

gulf

a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.

A gulf has 2 main characteristics 1. Part of a sea or ocean  2. Reaches into land Examples: The Gulf of Mexico The Persian Gulf

tributary

a stream that flows to a larger stream or other body of water

delta

a nearly flat plain of gradual deposit between diverging branches of the mouth of a river, often, though not necessarily, triangular: the Nile delta.

 

 

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