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Changing Landforms
courtesy of Neal Herbert/NPS

Changing Landforms

Landforms are constantly changing. This unit helps students understand what landforms are, how they form, and how different forces shape them over time. It introduces students to Earth's structure, including the crust, mantle, and core. Hotspots and earthquake patterns are addressed, as well as how weathering, erosion, and people shape the land. The unit also addresses the three major categories of rocks--igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic--and explains how one rock type may change into another.

Supporting Materials

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Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Science Videos

Deep-Ocean Volcanoes
Greenland's Grand Canyon (no audio)
MLK Fountain (no audio)
Tsunami Strike: Japan

Career Files

Seismologist; Volcanologist; Land Surveyor

Quick Reads

From Fire to Land
low
From Fire to Land
mid
From Fire to Land
high
How Deep Is Deep?
low
How Deep Is Deep?
mid
How Deep Is Deep?
high
Open Pit Mining
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Open Pit Mining
mid
Open Pit Mining
high

Reading A-Z Books

Natural Wonders of the World - Level V

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Game Packs

Complete Changing Landforms Game Pack
Image Cards
Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Changing Landforms

Word Work

Crossword; Matching; Word Sort

Book Assembly