Geography Terms - Paulding County School District

Geography Terms - Paulding County School District

Geography Terms Match the Photograph with the Correct Geography Term!

Directions: Look at the following pictures and see if you can match the

picture to the correct geography term. Answers will follow each picture.

Canyon A deep, narrow valley with steep sides; often

has a stream flowing through it. Bay

A part of a sea or ocean that extends into land. Isthmus

A narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land.

Cataract A large waterfall or any strong flood or rush of water.

Delta A triangular-shaped plain at the mouth of a

river, formed when sediment is deposited by flowing water.

Island An area of land completely surrounded by water.

Pangaea The name of a huge super continent that

scientists believe split apart about 200 million years ago, forming different continents.

Butte A small raised area of land with steep sides.

Mesa A high, flat-topped landform with cliff-like

sides; larger than a butte. Did you know

Buttes and Mesas are formed when plateaus erode away due to wind, rain, and other

environmental affects. Plateau A large, flat area that

rises above the surrounding land; at least one side has a steep slope.

Plains A large area of flat or gently rolling land.

Volcano An opening in the earths surface through

which molten rock, ashes, and gasses from the Earths interior escape.

Mountain An area that rises steeply at least 2,000

feet above sea level; usually wide at the bottom and rising to a narrow peak or ridge.

Glacier A huge, slow-moving mass of snow and ice.

Strait A narrow stretch of water that connects two

larger bodies of water. Peninsula An area of land almost

completely surrounded by water and connected to the mainland by an isthmus.

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