Author:
Jordan Smith
Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson
Level:
Upper Primary
Tags:
  • Landforms
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Graphics/Photos, Interactive, Video

    Types of Landforms

    Types of Landforms

    Overview

    Objective/Goal: Students will use information from a variety of sources to construct geographic representations.

    Overview: Students will be learning about the different types of landforms and creating them.

     

    Introduction

    In this lesson we are going to be learning about the different types of landforms. Watch the video and view the PowerPoint to learn about some of the different types of landforms. Write down three different landforms you learned about. 

     

    Landforms Video

     

    Explore Landforms

    Read the articles below to learn more about landforms! Once you have read the articles, look outside your window. What types of landforms do you see? Give details to create an image for others to visualize the landform(s) outside your window. 

     

    Landforms Poster

    Interact with Landforms

    Interact with landforms by playing the games below!

    • Practice locating the landforms on a map by playing the Map Quiz Game.

    • Match the names of landforms to their pictures by playing the Landform Matching Game.

    • Drag and drop landforms to their correct places on the map of America when you play Landforms Central.

    Landforms Project

    Tasks: 

    1. Students will be put in groups of four.  Each group will be given a specific landform that they must research.  Every person in the group must contribute at least one fact about their landform.  I will also provide a checklist of what they can research.  After students research their landform, they need to have the information either typed or written, so that it can be displayed with the landform that they will make.

    2. After students research their landform, they are going to create their landform.  Each of the students will work collaboratively together.  They will be given options of what they can use to form their landforms including--playdough, salt dough, clay, painting as a team, paper art, food, etc.  After each group has finished their creations, they will present their findings and landform in front of the class.  I will make a space in the classroom for all of the landforms and information gathered so that everyone can have a chance to look at them up close. 

    1. You will be divided into groups of four people. Your group will be given a specific landform that you must research. Each person in the group must contribute at least one fact about the landform. A checklist will be provided of what you will need to look for. After you finish your research, the information gathered needs to be either typed on a word document or written on a piece of paper. The information will be displayed with the landform you will create in the next task.

    2. Next, your group is going to create the landform you researched. Each of you must work together as team. You will be given options of what you can use to form your landform including--playdough, salt dough, clay, painting as a team, paper art, food, etc. When your team is finished, you will present your findings and landform in front of the class. There will be a place to put your creations after you have completed your presentation.

     

    Landforms