Earth’s Landforms

What do a volcano, an island, and a canyon all have in common? They are all different types of landforms!

Each landform is wonderful in its own way, but it is also important to consider the pressures they can create for surrounding wildlife. For example, in a hilly region, animals struggle with the terrain and lack of protection, but likewise in flat areas (such as a plain), animals might also struggle to get adequate shade or water. With such different environmental conditions due in part to landforms, it is no wonder why we see such a diversity of animal and plant adaptations on Earth.

Download the slideshow below to start familiarizing your students with the different types of landforms today! For extra practice, encourage them to think of local examples of each type of landform, or even go for a walk to spot them near you!

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