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Glossary of Geography Terms - Third Grade

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This is an inlet of the sea or some other body of water, usually smaller than a gulf.
bay
A deep, narrow valley covered with steep sides.
canyon
The deepest part of a body of water.
channel
The land along a sea or ocean.
coast
An area of flat land along a sea or ocean.
coastal plain
dry land with few plants
desert
part of a sea or ocean extending into the land, usually larger than a bay.
gulf
The land that rises about the land around it.
hill
A piece of land that has water all around it.
island
A body of water with land all around it.
lake
The highest kind of land.
mountain
A row of mountains.
mountain range
A body of salt water larger than a sea.
ocean
The top of a mountain.
peak
Land that is almost completely surrounded by water.
peninsula

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