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169 resources with the keyterm landforms

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Watershed Works: Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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,...
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Blank Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Games are a great way to motivate learners to internalize information.. Using this PowerPoint which is in a Jeopardy format, students can review map skills and facts about the Civil War, famous places, and our government. This is a handy...
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Coastal Erosion Diagrams

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A set of super-descriptive and colorful slides demonstates the effects of ocean waves on coastal cliffs. You will need to do the verbal explanation, as little text is found on some of the slides, but the graphics really illuminate how...
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Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to...
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Slip Slidin' Away

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate mechanical weathering as a form of erosion. For this erosion lesson, students, define weathering and erosion before determining how the Earth's surface is in a constant state of change. They watch a video, access...
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Landforms of Illinois

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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,...
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Exploring Regions of Our World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009

For Students 9th - 12th
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010

For Students 9th - 12th
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and...
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The Happy Game: Physical Features

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students love to test their knowledge, use this game to see what your students know about landforms and other basic geographic terminology.
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Europe and Russia

For Teachers 6th
The purpose of this lesson is unclear. It seems to be an exploration of South America, but also involves a discussion of Europe and Russia. Learners use Inspiration software to identify the physical features, climate, vegetation, and...
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Build a 3-Dimensional Map

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students  develop their map skills while creating a 3 dimensional map. In this map skills instructional activity, students gather specific materials to create their 3 dimensional map. Students gather cardboard, newspaper, white craft...
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Haiku Wrap Up

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars create a haiku about the land formations they've studied.  In this haiku lesson plan, students identify the metaphor and meaning of a given haiku, brainstorm comparisons for a landform photo as a class and choose one to...
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Surveying the Land

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the different kinds of maps and the purpose of each.  In this Geography lesson, students work in small groups to create a map which includes the use of a map key.
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Landforms

For Students 4th - 6th
In this landforms worksheet, students read the landforms of plateau, river, riverbank, valley, and volcano, fill in the blanks for the description, write the cause and draw a picture of it. Students complete this for 5 landforms.
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are able to describe earth processes (e.g., rusting, weathering, erosion) that have affected selected physical features in students, neighborhoods. They are able to identify various earth structures (e.g., mountains, faults,...
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Is There Water on Mars?

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students decide whether or not there is or has even been water on Mars. They analyze temperature and pressure data from the Pathfinder mission to Mars, and then they analyze images of Mars, interpreting the landforms they see and...
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A Shuttle's Eye View

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the goals of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission as a springboard to exploring the topographical features of their own state or region. They synthesize their understanding of landforms and topography by mapping their...
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From Coast to Coast

For Teachers 1st - 6th
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...
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Earths Surface

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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The Earth's Layers: Day 6: Landforms II

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students closely examine the earth's crust and various landforms. In this Earth's layers lesson students work in cooperative groups and analyze their roles and responsibilities therein. Each group is assigned a specific landform to...
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Identifying Landform Changes Using Maps

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate how geographic features change over time. In this geographic skills lesson plan, 5th graders examine historical and contemporary maps to determine how landforms change over time.
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Unique Landforms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars create a travel route among different landforms and way the cost and benefits of traveling this way. In this traveling lesson plan, students work in groups and analyze their conclusions.
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Erosion and Deposition Lab Sequence

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders view aerial photos of landforms in the Coachella Valley.  In this erosion lesson students divide into groups and complete a lab activity.