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Landforms

Landform Websites | Movies | Erosion | Photos and Images | Projects | Fun

 

Landform Websites

Landforms of the United States
A map showing the major landforms of the United States.

Types of Land Features mountains, islands, deserts and plains. Just click on the USA map.

Types of Land You can learn more about types of land when you click on them in the list below. from Harcourt

World Landforms Interactive Map Click on the landform to learn more. from Mr. Nussbaum

US Landforms Interactive Map Click on the lnadform to learn more. from Mr. Nussbaum

Landforms Around the World Google Maps

Landform Webquest Scroll to the bottom of Mrs. Modena's webquest. There are great links here for canyon, geyser, mesa, desert, delta, glacier, mountain,valley,waterfall, island, plain, and volcano.

Smith Virtual Media Center Scroll down to Earth's Land Forms for many valuable links

Landforms Glossary Definition and drawings of landforms

Landforms Links to valleys, plateaus, mountains, plains, hills, loess and glaciers

Land Formations Activity Learn geographic features.

Kid Info Reference Resources: Geology

World Book Online Look up your landform.

World Geography Geography links from info please.

Earth's Observatory: NASA's searchable directory of landform images.

Landforms Examples
The list below includes some of the more classic landform examples using a map of Point Reyes Peninsula (Located just 30 miles north of San Francisco) as an illustration.

Landforms on Topographic Maps
This web page has links to examples of landforms depicted on topographic maps.

Encyclopedia Article Center - List of Landforms and information

Landforms of the World Great place to start! Definition of landforms with illustrations and real life examples.

Geography's World: List of links including some for landforms

Habitats and Landforms: LOTS of links to sites with information about landforms AND Habitats

The Visible Earth Photographs of earth landforms taken from the satellites of NASA - SEARCHABLE by keyword

Some hard to find topics

Fjord Formation Shows creation by glacial erosion.

Fjord Formation and characteristics.

Fjord Definition and photos

How do glaciers affect the land?
Fjords, glaciated valleys, horns, kettle lakes and drumlins

Great Barrier Reef

 


Movies

Landforms Movie
A brief movie about the formation of some landforms. From Discovery Education: The Ultimate Geography Starter Collection

Erosion: Wind, Water and Ice
A brief movie about how landforms change over time. From Discovery Education: The Why Land Goes Up and Down Collection

Erosion - Nothing Lasts Forever, BrainPop Movie that shows the effects of erosion on landforms.

Weathering - A BrainPop movie that shows effects of weathering on landforms and rocks. Ask Mrs. Martell for the user name and password.

 

 

Erosion

Dirtmeister - Erosion, Investigate the Facts!

How Rocks are Formed

Erosion, Breaking It Down

Different Types of Erosion

Wind, Water and Ice Erosion

How do glaciers affect the land?
Fjords, glaciated valleys, horns, kettle lakes and drumlins

Introduction to Erosion (There are a lot of advertisements on this page. Pay no attention to them.)

 

Search Engines

Useful Sites
Try these search engines or use one from the Kid Safe Searches

Ask.com

OneKey.com

Answers.com

Net Tracker A good place to search for your landform.

Tips for a successful search

  • Be specific. For example, instead of "landform" search for "mesa".
  • When you find an image you'd like to import - double click to find the largest image possible. If the image is too small, it will pixulate (get blurry) when you enlarge it.
  • Click the "control key" + click image. Select "copy image".

 

Photos and Images

Landform Photos - 9 categories to choose from

Landform Photos - 19 categories from Pic4Learning

Landforms - Clip art and photos from classroom clipart.com

US Fish and Wildlife Images - Enter your landform into the "quick search" box.

Amazing Picture Machine - Type landform in the box that says "Type text here" and click search.

Image Searchs
DogPile.com
Image Search

Tips for a successful search

  • Be specific. For example, instead of "landform" search for "mesa".
  • When you find an image you'd like to import - double click to find the largest image possible. If the image is too small, it will pixulate (get blurry) when you enlarge it.
  • Click the "control key" + click image. Select "copy image".

 

Fun Things To Do

Earth's Land
Games, Puzzles, Quizzes, Trivia

Bingo Cards
Enlarge and copy for each student. You may have to crop the board if there are too many spaces on it for your activity.

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Kathleen Martell, Instructional Technology Specialist
Needham Public Schools, Needham MA