Grade 4 - Landforms Project

 
 

The grade 4 students paired off with a partner to research a specific landform. They explained what it it was, gave an example, and found a picture showing how it looked. Mrs. Halayda then collected all the projects into a booklet, photocopied it, and gave a copy to each student.

 

Bay
By: Ania B. & Erik A.
 
A bay is a body of water partly surrounded by land, and is usually smaller than a gulf. An example of a bay is the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy is a body of water that has some of the highest tides in the world. The Bay of Fundy is located between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
 

 
 

Canyon
By: Tanner E. & Jacob F.
 
A canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides - often carved from earth by a river. Some are very deep with lots of rock, and all are very hilly. Examples of some of the great canyons in the world are: The Grand Canyon, Bad Rock Canyon, and Black Canyon.
 

 

 
 

Cape
By: Stephanie P. & Brennan R.
 
A cape is a pointy piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, and river. It is a curved or hooked piece of land stretching into a lot of water. An example of a cape is Cape Kennedy and Cape Dorset.
 

 
 

Cliffs
By: Hayley S. & Stefan S.
 
A cliff is a steep face of rock and soil. Did you know cliffs can grow plants? It happens when soil gets in the cracks on the cliff. A cliff is high and has a steep slope. An example of famous cliffs are the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent, England. Many famous cliffs are also found in the Grand Canyon in the U.S.

 

 
 

Coast
By: Brody F. & Zorianna G.
 
A coast is land along a river or ocean. Coasts are also beaches along oceans and rivers. An example of a coast is the Gold Coast in Australia. The Gold Coast has sandy beaches. If you stand by a coast, the waves will make you wet. All oceans and rivers have a coast, so coasts are found all over the world. Canada has a lot of coastline.

 

 
 

Delta
By: Olga J. & Anton H.
 
A delta is low watery land that is formed at the mouth of a river. It is formed from the silt, sand, and small rocks that flow downstream in the river and are deposited in a delta shape. A delta is often, but not always, shaped like a triangle (hence it's name, delta, a Greek letter that is shaped like a triangle). The Mississippi river delta is an example of a delta. Another example is the Volga river delta. I hope you enjoyed this short explanation about a delta.

 
 

Desert
By: Chad O. & Brooke H.
 
A desert is a very dry area of land that usually grows dry grasses. Some deserts are cold like Antarctica. Deserts get ten inches or less of rain in a year. Deserts also have lots of wind. Two examples of deserts are the Great Sandy desert and the Sahara desert.
 

 
 
 

Island
By: Zoryana T. & Taylor T.
 
An island has two main characteristics - it's an area of land and it's surrounded by water. Islands are found in oceans and lakes. Some examples of islands are Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, the Caribbean islands, the Bahamas islands, and the Fiji islands.
 

 

 
 

Lakes
By: Derek T. & Michael T.
 
A lake is a big body of water. Some examples of lakes are Lake Ontario, Clear Lake, Lake Michigan, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair. There are a lot of famous lakes in the world. I have been to a lot of lakes, have you?
 

 
 

Peninsula
By: Christina M. & Karissa M.
 
A peninsula is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides. Two examples of peninsulas are Florida and Korea. They both have land on one side, and water on the other three sides.
 

 
 

Plains
By: Ashley W. & Chris P.
 
Plains have three main characteristics - they are found on land, they have rolling areas, and they are low in elevation. They are areas of low relief. Plains do not have hills or mountains. An example of a plain is the Great Plains of the Central United States of America.
 

 
 

Plateau
By: Tatiana P. & Danika P.
 
A plateau is a flat surface on a mountain. Plateaus are broad flat topped mountains with steep sides. In the Victoria district of Australia, a famous plateau is the Lord Stanley Plateau. There are a lot of plateaus, called the Colorado plateaus, in the Grand Canyon region of the U.S.
 

 
 
 

Strait
By: Andrew K. & Orest M.
 
A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water. For example, a famous and well known strait is the Strait of Gibraltar (which is between Spain and Morocco). Another example is the Hudson Strait, which runs between the province of Quebec and the Nunavut Territory. Other examples of straits are the Bass Strait, the Bering Strait, and the Davis Strait. Make sure you do not mix a straight line up with a strait, a body of water.

 
 

Tundra
By: Renata H. & Justin M.
 
Tundras are cold, treeless areas. There are arctic and alpine tundras. They are very dry areas where mosses, lichens, grasses, and sedges grow. They have low annual rainfalls. Tundras are cold for most of the year. Many animals live in tundras. There are tundras in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Few people live in the tundras. In arctic tundras, hares, arctic foxes, grizzly bears, lemmings and ptarmigans live.