A landform is a natural 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?
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 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.