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Physical Features

Social Studies Online


Grade 3
Blueprint Skill
Recognize the identifying characteristics of certain
geographic features (i.e., peninsula, islands,
continents, mountains, rivers, deserts, oceans, and
forests).
Geography
What is geography?
Geography
Geography is the study of the
earth and how people use it.
What Are the Different kinds of
Physical Features?

Mountain range
Plain
What Are the Different kinds of
Physical Features?

Desert
River
What Are the Different kinds of
Physical Features?

Lake
Oceans
What Are the Different kinds of
Physical Features?

Coast
Island
What Are the Different kinds of
Physical Features?

Peninsula
Mountain Range
Land above the land
around it
Mountain Ranges

Appalachians
Rocky
Sierra Nevada
Plain

Flat land
Desert
Land with not much
rain and few plants
River
A long body of
moving water.
Lake
Water with land
surrounding it.
Oceans
The worlds largest
bodies of water.
Oceans are made
Of saltwater.
Oceans
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
Artic Ocean
Coast
The land that borders the
ocean is a coast. The
United States borders
several oceans.
Island
An island is land with
water surrounding it.
Peninsula
Land with water almost
surrounding it.