FAMOUS LANDFORMS
Timeline:
Day 1:
  • You and your partner will choose the landform you would like to research.
  • You will be introduced to the resources you will use to do you research.
  • You can begin to search!
Day 2: Research - use your research notes sheet and answer the questions on it.
Finish your research today and begin your final project (a Prezi).
Day 3: Work on final project (Prezi).
www.prezi.com




Project Steps

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR LANDFORM USING THIS GOOGLETREK "FAMOUS LANDFORMS” SITE:











STEP 2: RESEARCH - COMPLETE YOUR RESEARCH ON YOUR CHOSEN LANDFORM. Use the notes sheet that was given to you to record your findings. Each person in a group is responsible for completing the question page that they chose to research.
Use the research links below for your research and also the books on the shelf behind you!


Suggested Research Links

GENERAL RESOURCES FOR MULTIPLE LANDFORMS:
  1. Facts about landforms, including mountains, valleys, plateaus, plains, islands, deserts, and peninsulas: http://mocomi.com/landforms
  2. Brittanica Kids: http://school.eb.com/levels/elementary - This is a GREAT site for research - just type a search term into the search bar at the top of the page.

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (volcanoes):

  1. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

  2. http://www.kids-fun-science.com/hawaiian-volcanoes.html

  3. Who lives near volcanoes? Seriously?!


MOUNT EVEREST (mountains):

  1. https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/italy-facts.html

  2. - This video has a good facts about Everest

  3. How are mountains formed?

  4. How the Himalayas were formed
  5. Ebook - Exploring Mountains - how mountains form (Username: ross, Password: ross)

ITALIAN PENINSULA (peninsula):

  1. http://www.kidport.com/reflib/worldgeography/italy/italy.htm

  2. http://www.history4kids.co/2013/08/ancient-rome-and-peninsula-of-italy.html

  3. How are peninsulas formed?

LAMBERT GLACIER (glaciers):

  1. Lambert Glacier Glides Along

  2. Lambert Glacier

  3. More Glacier facts
  4. Glacier landforms
  5. About Lambert Glacier

DEATH VALLEY (deserts):
  1. Video with facts about Death Valley

  2. - video about how Death Valley was formed.

NILE RIVER (rivers):
  1. http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/geography_nile_river.php
  2. Facts about the Nile
  3. - This video tells how the Nile Delta was formed.
  4. How a river forms


KIMBERLY PLATEAU (plateaus):
  1. Fact Facts about Kimberley Plateau
  2. Kimberley Geography
  3. How is a plateau formed?
  4. National Geographic - Plateaus

GRAND CANYON (canyons):
  1. http://kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0078B-grand-canyon.php

  2. http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-the-grand-canyon/

  3. - this PDF describes how the Grand Canyon was formed


SANTORINI (islands and a volcano):
  1. Santorini has a caldera! If you didn't know that, read about it here.
  2. Video of how a caldera forms:
  3. Santorini, Greece





STEP 3: COMPLETE A PREZI ADVERTISING YOUR FAMOUS LANDMARK.
FINAL PROJECT - PREZI

The final portion of this assignment is to prepare a Prezi with your partner about the famous landform that you researched. To help you understand exactly what is expected in your project, below are the instructions for what your Prezi should contain. If you are unable to find all of the information for your research sheet, check with Mrs. Dosch and Mrs. Franks for more ideas on where to look. Nonfiction books, encyclopedias, the internet (including the research links above), and science magazines are all good places to get information.




INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREZI:
  • Your Prezi must be done using this template: TEMPLATE
  • You may change the background or colors/fonts but don't delete any boxes from this template. The boxes are there to guide your presentation.
  • Points will be taken off for messiness and misspelled words.
  • The Prezi should be in your own words, not copied out of the book - Plagiarism is illegal!
  • A bibliography should be included in your Prezi. Use the citation sheets provided to you.

Your Prezi should contain:1. At least 2 pictures of your landform. (From Google images)
2. Name of your famous landform. (placed near the picture)
3. The country (including the state if in the U.S.) and continent in which your landform is found.
4. What type of landform it is and its scientific definition.
5. What caused the landform to develop.
6. Descriptions of how it looks (such as size, vegetation, climate, what major city is it located near it, and any other characteristics of the landform that you may find interesting)
7. Other facts about the area (such as history or other area attractions to visit.)
8. A paragraph convincing your friends why they should take their next vacation to the landform you researched.

Make the Prezi appealing to your viewers! You may add any multimedia (pictures, videos, charts, diagrams, etc) that supports your research and gives your audience more information.