3rd Grade Landforms Vocabulary Mrs. Thornburg`s version

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3rd Grade Landforms Vocabulary
Mrs. Thornburg’s version
Vocabulary in 3rd Grade Landforms
Continent
Canyon
Mountain
Waterfall
Peninsula
Harbor
Cave
Ocean
Hill
Valley
Lake
Bay
Plateau
River
Island
Volcano
Plains
Gulf
What do we call a mountainous vent in the
Earth’s crust that can spew out lava?
Volcano
What do we call a large hole in the side of a hill
or mountain or in the ground?
Cave
What do we call a very tall, raised area of earth,
sometimes with a spiky top (peak)?
Mountain
What do you call one of the huge bodies of salt water
that make up about two-thirds of the surface of the
Earth?
Ocean
What do we call a body of water that flows downhill,
usually emptying into a larger body of water?
River
What do we call a piece of land that is
surrounded by water on three sides?
Peninsula
What do we call a piece of land that is flat and
higher than the land around it?
Plateau
What do we call flowing water where a river falls
off steeply?
Waterfall
What do we call a deep valley with very steep
sides, often carved through the Earth by a river?
Canyon
What do we call a piece of land surrounded by
water on all sides?
Island
What do we call one of the seven land masses
that the Earth is divided into?
Continent
What do we call a large mound or raised area of
earth?
Hill
What do we call a medium-sized body of water
surrounded by land?
Lake
What do we call a very flat piece of land?
Plains
What do we call a low place between
mountains?
Valley
What do we call a large portion of an ocean or
sea partly surrounded by land?
Gulf
What do we call a portion of an ocean or sea
partly surrounded by land (smaller than a gulf)?
Bay
What do we call a portion of an ocean or sea partly
surrounded by land (smaller than a bay with docks or
ports for boats)?
Harbor
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