Student Internet investigation that explores the subject of landforms, weathering and erosion. The activity is divided into three parts. Part one investigates what defines a landform and the four main types of mountains. Part two explores the different types of weathering and its effects on everyday materials. Part three discusses soils, erosional forces, mass movements and their effects.
The latest links containing images and data are presented as well for these topics. I use this computer lab activity for my Earth/Space class as part of the Unit III "Landforms, Weathering and Erosion" review but it can also be used as a high school level webquest review or as an introduction to the subjects. (Some students will finish the activity within one class period but generally it will take about an hour to complete.)
This activity as well as PowerPoint lessons, worksheets, review programs and assessments can be found under the Earth/Space Complete Unit III "Landforms, Weathering and Erosion" zip file folder.
Terms and concepts in this activity include:
landforms, plains, coastal plains, Great Plains, Interior plains, erosion, soils, river deposition, plateaus, Colorado Plateau, Grand Canyon, Colorado River, folded mountains, Appalachians, upwarped mountains, fault-block mountains, Grand Tetons, volcanic mountains, Mt. Everest, weathering, mechanical weathering, physical weathering, ice wedging, frost wedging, pothole formation, chemical weathering, surface water, groundwater, carbonic acid, clay, oxidation, rust, climate, climate effects, marble, granite, soils, soil formation, organic soils, humus, soil profile, A, B and C soil horizons, weathering, bedrock, parent rock, litter, soil types, erosional forces, slump, slide, creep, mass movement, rock slides, avalanche, slope instability, glaciers, glacial till, deposition, runoff, channels, stream erosion, topsoil, erosion damage, drainage basin, stream development, flooding, meander, dams, levees, catastrophic floods, delta, fan
Earth/Space Internet Activity "Landforms, Weathering and Erosion"
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