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Students work together in groups to research the various types of landforms found on the Earth and locate them on a map. As a class, they discuss how the landforms affect the way people live in those areas. To end the lesson, they use construction paper to make their own mobile of different landforms.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Lesson 5: Geographic Features and Landforms in the Eastern Hemisphere
What are geographic landforms, and how can they influence the development of a civilization? After learning about the different types of geographic landforms, learners create a PowerPoint presentation explaining six of the features and how they impact surrounding life.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Landforms of Illinois
Fifth and sixth graders are introduced to the primary landforms of Illinois and discover how they were created. Landform cards are made for each pupil. They use the twenty-questions format until they have identified each one. Then, groups of pupils research one of the landforms in the list embedded in the plan, and each student creates the landform in a shoebox.
5th - 6th Science
The construction of a PowerPoint presentation on landforms and bodies of water is the focus of this geography lesson. Students play a matching landforms game with a partner to reinforce the terms they have been learning. Each student is assigned a landform they must create a slide for.
Hydrology and Landforms
Three days of erosion exploration await your elementary geologists. Learners begin by examining rivers via Google Earth, then they model water flow in sand, and finally, they identify resulting landforms. This lesson is written specifically for residents of Ohio, but with a little preparation, it can be adapted to your local watershed.
3rd - 5th Science
Springfield Digital Storytelling Project: Landform Riddle
Creative projects and collaborative learning are hallmarks of 21st Century learning skills. Using an iphone, 6th graders create an iMovie which shows a student composed riddle. The riddle needs to be about one of the landforms they have recently learned about.
6th Social Studies & History
From Coast to Coast
Students identify and describe characteristics of natural landforms such as mountains, islands, rivers, and inlets, research information about landforms that would be encountered on imaginary trip from one place to another, and design books that illustrate their knowledge of basic features of Earth's crust.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Exploring Regions of Our World
Examine how climate and landforms affect plants and animals that live in particular areas. Discover that these same factors affect peoples' homes, jobs, and recreational activities. Pupils research ecosystems and biomes, and then write and illustrate a book detailing what they learned.
4th - 6th Science
Over and Through Information Sheet
Eager earth scientists practice using vocabulary related to landforms and bodies of water. On the first page they categorize the terms and form sentences with them. Then, they test their knowledge with twenty-five multiple-choice questions about the definitions.
9th - 12th Science
Watershed Works: Unit 1
By constructing a watershed model and identifying watershed features in it, they discover how water erosion changes the landscape. As with most watershed modeling activities, this one is costly in terms of time and materials. It is, however, one of the most effective ways to present watershed features or water erosion to your geology class.
5th - 8th Science
Middle schoolers discuss the use of satellites and GPS for navigation, tracking, and creating detailed maps. They view satellite images of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Mammoth Cave, and the Grand Canyon using Google maps. After viewing the images, they describe the natural forces that shaped the landforms.
6th - 8th Science
The Living Earth
Students discuss glaciers and write a definition for a glacier as a class. After discussion, they participate in an activity that demonstrates how glaciers can cause dramatic changes and create new landforms. Groups discuss their results with the remainder of the class.
3rd - 5th Science