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Information about Landforms
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Published on November 22, 2008

Author: joelogs

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Mountains, Valleys, Plateaus, Plains, Hills, Volcanoes

Landforms Write On

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL: Learn about the different types of landforms. Create landforms with modeling clay. Write a Four Square describing a landform of their choice.

Learn about the different types of landforms.

Create landforms with modeling clay.

Write a Four Square describing a landform of their choice.

LANDFORMS Landforms are the kinds of land a place has. Landforms include mountains, valleys, plateaus, plains, hills, volcanoes.

Landforms are the kinds of land a place has.

Landforms include mountains, valleys, plateaus, plains, hills, volcanoes.

MOUNTAINS Mountains can be tall and sharply pointed like the Rocky Mountains. Mountains can be lower and more rounded like the Appalachian Mountains.

Mountains can be tall and sharply pointed like the Rocky Mountains.

Mountains can be lower and more rounded like the Appalachian Mountains.

VALLEYS Valleys are lowlands that lie between mountain ranges. They are often good places for communities because water runs down from the mountains and they have rich soil to grow crops.

Valleys are lowlands that lie between mountain ranges.

They are often good places for communities because water runs down from the mountains and they have rich soil to grow crops.

PLATEAUS Plateaus are landforms that have STEEP SIDES and a FLAT top. They may stretch for miles in every direction.

Plateaus are landforms that have STEEP SIDES and a FLAT top.

They may stretch for miles in every direction.

PLAINS The area of flat land along a sea or ocean is a coastal plain. Plains are flat sometimes grassy lands that stretch for miles and can be good habitats for animals like zebras, lions, and elephants, giraffes.

The area of flat land along a sea or ocean is a coastal plain.

Plains are flat sometimes grassy lands that stretch for miles and can be good habitats for animals like zebras, lions, and elephants, giraffes.

HILLS landform that extend above the surrounding terrain, in a limited area

landform that extend above the surrounding terrain, in a limited area

VOLCANOES Mountains or hills, usually in the shape of a cone, with holes through which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, flow

Mountains or hills, usually in the shape of a cone, with holes through which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, flow

REVIEW OF LANDFORMS MOUNTAINS: High steep,rocky land VALLEYS: Low land in between mountains PLATEAUS: Steep, sloped land with a flat top PLAINS: Flat, grassy land that stretches for miles HILLS: Extend above the surrounding land, in a limited area VOLCANOES: Mountains/hills with holes

MOUNTAINS: High steep,rocky land

VALLEYS: Low land in between mountains

PLATEAUS: Steep, sloped land with a flat top

PLAINS: Flat, grassy land that stretches for miles

HILLS: Extend above the surrounding land, in a limited area

VOLCANOES: Mountains/hills with holes

Sources Jefferson County Website Harcourt Horizons: People and Communities volume 1 Chocolate Hills Picture: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Chocolate_Hills Mayon Volcano Picture: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Mayon

Jefferson County Website

Harcourt Horizons: People and Communities volume 1

Chocolate Hills Picture: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Chocolate_Hills

Mayon Volcano Picture:

http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Mayon

CREATIVE ACTIVITY Give a lump of modeling clay. Allow students to mold and create each type of landform discussed. If needed go back through Power Point.

Give a lump of modeling clay.

Allow students to mold and create each type of landform discussed. If needed go back through Power Point.

Writing Activity Students will choose their favorite landform to write a Four Square assignment and present it to the class.

Students will choose their favorite landform to write a Four Square assignment and present it to the class.

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