Objective: and bodies of water.

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Objective:

To examine the major forms of land masses and bodies of water.

Island

– land area that is surrounded by water

Long Island

Archipelago

– chain of islands

Hawaiian Islands

Peninsula

– piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides

Florida

Gulf

– arm of an ocean or sea that is partly enclosed by land, usually larger than a bay.

Gulf of Mexico

Desert

– area that has little or no moisture or vegetation

Sahara Desert, Africa

Mountain

– high, steep, rugged land that rises sharply above the surrounding land.

Mount McKinley, Alaska

River

– large stream of water that empties into an ocean, lake, or another river

Hudson and Mohawk Rivers

Delta

– area where a river breaks off into tributaries emptying out into a larger body of water

Nile River Delta

River

– large stream of water that empties into an ocean, lake, or another river

Hudson and Mohawk Rivers

Mountain

– high, steep, rugged land that rises sharply above the surrounding land.

Mount McKinley, Alaska

Isthmus

– narrow strip of land joining two large land areas or joining a peninsula to a mainland.

Isthmus of Panama

Strait

– narrow channel that connects two larger bodies of water

Strait of Gibraltar

Sea

– large body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean

Black Sea

Lake

– body of fresh water surrounded by land

Great Lakes

Continent

– any of seven large land masses on the Earth’s surface

North America

Europe Africa

Sub-continent

an area of land that is part of a continent but is separated by something

(landform, language, etc.

Central (Latin)

South America

America

India

Antarctica

Australia

Asia

Ocean

– any of the large bodies of salt water on the Earth’s surface.

Pacific

Ocean

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