The physical landscape of the UK is varied and includes upland and lowland areas. The landscape has been shaped by glaciation, rivers and rock types.
What is relief?
The height of the ground above sea level
The way that the landscape changes in height
A lowland area
What is an upland area?
A place which is high above sea level
A hilly place
A place with lots of open space
What is a lowland area?
A place which is next to the sea
A place which is not very high above sea level
Through what process did ice shape the land?
How do igneous rocks form?
As a result of volcanic activity
Along fault lines, under intense heat and pressure
Under the sea, as sand particles deposit and compress
Where might you find granite in the UK?
In the south-east of England
In the south-west of England
Where is the lowest place in the UK?
The London Basin
The Fens in East Anglia
What is the longest river in the UK?
What is the relief (shape) of the landscape largely determined by?
Both glaciation and rivers
Where are the rivers Spey and Tay found?