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Landforms: how they are formed (a printable card game)

Landforms: how they are formed (a printable card game)
Landforms: how they are formed (a printable card game)
Landforms: how they are formed (a printable card game)
Landforms: how they are formed (a printable card game)
Landforms: how they are formed (a printable card game)
Landforms: how they are formed (a printable card game)
Product Description
Simple geology card game or exercise that can be used to explain how landforms are formed.

The students are split into up to four groups, and each group receives a sheet of paper with six empty boxes on it, and six cards that should be placed in boxes in the correct sequence that reflects the consecutive events that led to the formation of eleven widely recognizable landforms. The sequence of events is discussed in groups and compared among the groups. The students will figure out that the formation of most spectacular rock formations requires at least several consecutive steps, from the sedimentation phase (or magma intrusion, volcanic activity), followed by burial, lithification, uplift, weathering and erosion. The major geological concepts and terms are explained in the dictionary that is included in the file.

The cards are numbered and therefore can be used separately from blank sheets of paper. The students can draw cards from a deck of cards and use them in other card games, being introduced to the basic principles of geology at the time.

Landforms that are featured in the game:

1) Antelope Canyon, Arizona, US
2) Arches National Park, Utah, US
3) Bryce Canyon, Utah, US
4) Devil's Tower, Wyoming, US
5) Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
6) Goreme Fairy Chimneys, Turkey
7) Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, California, US
8) Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, US
9) Monument Valley, Arizona-Utah, US
10) Uluru, Australia
11) The Wave, Arizona, US

Landforms types which formation is explained:

1) basalt columns
2) cave
3) glacial trough, U-shaped valley
4) granite dome
5) gullies and canyons
6) hoodoos, fairy chimneys
7) island mountain
8) natural arches
9) slot canyon
10) U-shaped troughs

The geological concepts that can be explained using the game:

1) alluvial fan
2) basalt (volcanic rock)
3) burial
4) coastal erosion
5) frost (freeze-thaw) weathering
6) karstification
7) lava flow (effusive eruption)
8) lithification
9) magma intrusion
10) oxidation
11) sedimentation
12) uplift
13) water/river/stream erosion
14) wind erosion
15) volcanic eruption
16) volcanic ash
Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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