The Earth - Inside OutLearn about the Earth's crust, mantel, and core.
The Earth's LayersDiscover the layers of the Earth.
Kids GeoLearn about Earth's surface, atmosphere, and people.
Kids Geology - Landforms
Geologic TourTake a grand tour of the national parks' geology.
Landforms and Definitions ListList of landforms and the definition by World Landforms.
Landform Vocabulary A to FUse this list of landform vocabulary words to help you with all of your geography and topography needs.
Scientists Who Study RocksGeology is the study of rocks and geologists are the people who study them!
Enchanted Learning: Inside the EarthEnchanted Learning displays the layers of the Earth and the importance of each one.
The Hawaiian ArchipelagoNi`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lanai, Kaho`olawe, Maui, and Hawai`i are the main inhabited islands of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
National Geographic BasinA basin is a depression, or dip, in the Earth’s surface.
8 Facts About the Grand Canyon You Never KnewHere are the facts about the Grand Canyon you probably didn't know.
12 Most Beautiful Canyons of the WorldsCanyons or gorges are found all over the world.
Discovery Education - Valleys and CanyonsLogin to Discovery Education and watch this short video.
National Geographic CanyonEncyclopedic entry. A canyon is a deep, narrow valley with steep sides.
What is a Canyon Landform?The striking features of a canyon are very steep cliffs and deep valleys.
Discovery Education - The Mississippi DeltaLogin to Discovery Education and watch this short video.
EBSCO eBooks - Earth's RiversLogin to EBSCO and read this short book.
Kids Geology - River DeltaA delta forms when a river drops sediment into slower moving water.
National Geographic DeltaDeltas are wetlands that form as rivers empty their water and sediment into another body of water, such as an ocean, lake, or another river.
River Delta Facts for KidsRiver deltas can be found around the world and on other planets. Take a look at the pictures.
World Landforms - River DeltaRiver deltas have two main characteristics. Find out what they are at this site.
DesertUSA - Desert LifeDeserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent.
DesertInformation on deserts: what they are, where they are located, and the plants and animals which live in them.
Discovery Education - Sandy Beach Zones: DunesLogin to Discovery Education and watch this short video.
DK Findout! How are Sand Dunes FormedRead about the different types of dunes.
Sand DunesPhenomena of the Wind! Discover how sand dunes form.
One Kids Geology DunesWind blows sand into ripples and dunes. Check out the pictures of a sand dune forming.
National Geographic DuneEncyclopedic entry. Learn about the shapes of dunes and how they form.
Discovery Education - GlaciersLogin to Discovery Education and watch this short video.
EBSCO eBooks - GlaciersLogin to EBSCO and read this short book.
Glaciers and Icecaps: Storehouses of FreshwaterThe USGS Water Science School describes glaciers and icecaps.
Glacier PhysicsFind animations and movies revealing how a glacier forms, moves, retreats, and in the case of tidewater glaciers, calves. Images of glaciers are also available.
Icefields and GlaciersGlaciers, of all our alpine landforms, have had more visual impact on our landscape than any erosional agent, save water.
Matagorda IslandMatagorda Island, located on the mid-Texas coast in Calhoun County, is about 38 miles long and averages Matagorda Island is very important in United States and Texas history. It is also important about 1 1/2 miles in width.
Patterns in Nature: Island AerialsView photos from National Geographic of islands.
ShorelinesShorelines are where oceans and seas meet land.
The Great LakesThe Great Lakes--Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario--and their connecting channels form the largest fresh surface water system on Earth.
Great Salt Lake, UtahThe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has measured the elevation of Great Salt Lake since 1875 and conducted many studies on the hydrology, salinity, water quality, and ecology of the lake.
Ponds and LakesA lake is a large body of fresh water.
USGS Lakes and ReservoirsA lake really is just another component of Earth's surface water.
World Lakes Map QuizTake a quiz to see how much you know about lakes.
Discovery Education - Plateaus, Mesas, and ButtesLogin to Discovery Education and watch this short video.
Mesa and ButteDo you know the difference between a mesa and a butte? Did you know they can be found on Earth and on Mars?
Mesa Verde GeologyMesa Verde National Park is located on a mesa or "green table." Discover the alcoves under the mesa where people built their homes.
Discovery Education - Mesa Verde National ParkLogin to Discovery Education and watch this short video.
National Geographic - MesaEncyclopedic Entry. A mesa is a flat-topped mountain or hill.
Wonderopolis - What is a Mesa?Discover the difference between a mesa and a butte.
Britannica Kids: MountainA mountain is a landform that rises high above its surroundings.
Mountain TypesView animations of different mountain types.
Rocky MountainsThe Rockies form a majestic mountain barrier that stretches from Canada through central New Mexico.
National Geographic: PeninsulaA peninsula is a piece of land that is almost entirely surrounded by water but is connected to the mainland on one side.
National Geographic: PlateauA plateau is a flat, elevated landform that rises sharply above the surrounding area on at least one side.
Science Clarified: PlateauPlateaus, known variously as tablelands or flat-topped mountains, are regions elevated thousands of feet above their surroundings.
What is a Plateau? - Definition, Lesson & QuizLearn about the landform version of flat things in this lesson.
OneGeologyKids: RiversThe water in rivers comes from many different sources.
Rivers and StreamsA vast web of rivers and streams that channel water across the planet, from mountains to oceans, appear on our Earth.
Rivers Seen from SpaceA survey of satellite and aerial views from NASA includes numerous pictures of the Nile, Amazon, Mississippi, and other major river systems.
National Geographic: StraitA strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
National Geographic: ValleyLearn interesting facts about landforms with this interactive media article for kids.
ValleyA valley is a hollow or surface depression of the earth bounded by hills or mountains, a natural trough in the earth's surface, that slopes down to a stream, lake or the ocean, formed by water and/or ice erosion.
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