Name one type of landform?
Landforms are natural features of the Earth's surface, like mountains, valleys, and plains. Landforms can be formed by the action of water, wind, and ice, or by a combination of all three. Landforms change over time, due to erosion and other geological processes.
Mountain: A large natural elevation of the earth’s surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill. Valley: A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream running through it. Plateau: An area of relatively level high ground, typically bordered by steep slopes.
The world's tallest waterfall is Angel Falls, located in Venezuela with a total height of 3,212 feet (979 meters). The deepest lake in the world is Lake Baikal in Russia, with a maximum depth of 5,315 feet (1,620 meters). The longest river in the world is the Nile, with a total length of 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometers).
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What is the most interesting landform you have learned about?
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Brain break: Draw a treehouse with a slide, trampoline, and swimming pool around it.
Question: What landform is formed when two rivers meet? Clues: • It is usually very wide and is known as a 'meeting of the waters'. • It is sometimes called a 'confluence'. • The landform is also known as a 'river junction'. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a picture of two rivers meeting. B. Describe the landform in detail and explain how it is formed.
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