Landforms all Around
A landform is a natural natural YAGI STUDIO/GETTY IMAGES made by nature; not made by humans (adjective) Trees are a natural source of shade. part of the Earth’s surface. There are many different kinds. A landform can be tall and rocky. It can be flat and smooth. Read about four landforms below. Which ones have you seen?
Mighty mighty HELLO LOVELY—GETTY IMAGES having great strength or size (adjective) The mighty boxer was undefeated. Mountains
A mountain is a raised area. Many have a peak, or point, on top.
A hill is also raised. It has a rounded top. Hills are usually shorter than mountains.
A plateau is another type of raised land. It usually has a steep steep STÍGUR MÁR KARLSSON/HEIMSMYNDIR—GETTY IMAGES almost straight up and down (adjective) The stairs were steep and hard to climb. side. Its top is flat. A plateau covers a large area.
A plain is flat. It stretches over a large distance. Some plains are covered in grass. Some are covered with forest. Some are deserts.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. It rises more than five miles high. It is in southern Asia.