Great as traditional worksheets, or adaptable to cut and glue journal notes.
Students learn how to identify the following from descriptions, in pictures, and on topographic maps: plateau, mesa, butte, alluvial fan, and sand dune.
This lesson addresses Ohio State Standard ESS: This topic focuses on the physical features of Earth and how they formed. This includes the interior of Earth, the rock record, plate tectonics and landforms.
Specifically this lesson looks at desert landforms and addresses this indicator:
Topographic, physical and aerial maps, crosssections, field trips and virtual settings are methods of demonstrating the structure and formation of each type of feature. The use of technology (remote sensing, satellite data, LANDSAT) can be used to access real-time photographs and graphics related to landforms and features.