This unit introduces students to Geomorphology
which is the study of landforms. They will learn about
common landforms and how they are created.
1. Changing Channels in Midstream: Uses experiments to see how different variables affect sediment movement forming stream channels: straight, meandering and braided.
2. Varying Valleys: Uses experiments to show how three valley types are formed: U-valleys, V-valleys and plain valleys.
3. Deposit a slice of pie: Uses experiments to demonstrate how triangle shaped landforms are created: alluvial fan, delta, mud and debris flows.
4. Pushing and Pulling Mountains: Demonstrates how some mountain ranges are created by extension and compression forces acting on the crust.
5. Planar Plateaus: Allows students to see how flat-topped mountains are formed.
6. Earth's pimple problem: Teaches about the three types of volcanoes and what causes them to form.
7. Remembering Landforms: Is the culminating activity of this unit. It uses pictures, landform names and processes that form each landform to play a memory match game.