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Cards (44)

Section 1

(44 cards)

waterfall

Front

a stream of water that falls from a high place

Back

lagoon

Front

a shallow body of water that is partly cut off from the sea

Back

gulf

Front

a large body of salt water that is partly enclosed by land Ex. - Gulf of Mexico

Back

atoll

Front

a ring of coral that encloses a pool of seawater

Back

tundra

Front

a cold, dry, treeless region where mosses, grasses, and lichens grow Ex. - Greenland

Back

fjord

Front

a long, narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or slopes

Back

river

Front

a long body of water that flows over land Ex. - Mississippi River, Republican River

Back

geyser

Front

a spring that spouts hot water and steam from time to time Ex. - Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

Back

bay

Front

a body of water that extends into the land Ex. - Bay of Bengal by India

Back

badlands

Front

wasteland that has been carved into unusual shapes by wind and water Ex. - Toadstool Geologic Park in Nebraska

Back

strait

Front

a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water

Back

dune

Front

a hill of sand formed by blowing wind

Back

sea

Front

a body of salt water that is partly enclosed by land Ex. - Black Sea

Back

sound

Front

a long wide ocean inlet Ex. - Long Island Sound in New York

Back

archipelago

Front

a large group of islands Ex. - The Bahamas

Back

lake

Front

an inland body of fresh or salt water Ex. - Great Lakes

Back

forest

Front

a large area of land covered with trees and other plants

Back

Cave

Front

a hollow area in the earth with an opening to the outside Ex. - Jewel Cave in South Dakota

Back

canyon

Front

a deep valley with steep sides Ex. - Grand Canyon

Back

butte

Front

an isolated hill with sloping sides and a small, flat top Ex. - Courthouse Butte in Arizona

Back

swamp

Front

a low, wet area where trees and high shrubs grow

Back

beach

Front

a rocky or sandy edge of land along a body of water

Back

volcano

Front

a hole in the earth's crust through which lava, gases, and ash are released

Back

cliff

Front

a high, steep face of rock or earth

Back

island

Front

a piece of land that is surrounded by water Ex. - Hawaii

Back

plain

Front

a large, low area of flat or rolling land with few trees

Back

channel

Front

a body of water that connects two larger bodies of water Ex. - English Channel

Back

desert

Front

a region of little rainfall where few plants and animals live Ex. - Sahara Desert

Back

iceberg

Front

a huge block of floating ice that has broken off a glacier

Back

peninsula

Front

an area of land that is nearly surrounded by water Ex. - Florida

Back

mountain

Front

a high area of land with steep sides and a sharp peak Ex. - Mt. Mckinley and Mt. Everest

Back

continent

Front

one of the seven great land masses on earth

Back

mesa

Front

a raised area with steep sides and a large, flat top

Back

delta

Front

a fan-shaped deposit of sand and mud at the mouth of a river

Back

isthmus

Front

a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas Ex. - Central America connecting North America and South America

Back

prairie

Front

a region of flat or hilly land covered by tall grasses

Back

jungle

Front

an area of think, tangled plants usually found near a river or swamp

Back

cape

Front

a point of land that juts out into the water Ex. - Cape Cod

Back

glacier

Front

a large mass of ice that moves very slowly down a mountain or through a valley

Back

valley

Front

an area of low land between mountains or hills

Back

marsh

Front

a low, wet area where grasses, rushes, and cattails grow

Back

hill

Front

a raised part of the earth's surface that is lower than a mountain

Back

plateau

Front

a flat area of land that is higher than the land around it

Back

ocean

Front

the body of salt water that covers most of the earth Ex. - Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean

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