I will learn what a landform is. I will be able to name, explain and categorize 10 major types of landforms. I will practice the reading strategy of summarizing and synthesizing to discover and learn about landforms. I will learn how to collect information by taking notes and drawing pictures of landforms. I will use this information as a guide when designing and making my 3D physical map.
" A landform is any natural formation of rock and dirt, found on Earth. A landform can be as large as a mountain range, or as small as a hill. It can be as large as a continent, or as small as a pond. There are many types and can be categorized into land and water forms. These are some examples of natural features of Earth’s surface.
One type of a map is a physical map and it shows what the surface of the Earth looks like by demonstrating diﬀerent land and water forms. When we learn about landforms it gives us an understanding on how to read these maps better. We can also can make inferences about diﬀerent places, people and communities based on these maps.
Islands are bodies of land completely surrounded by water. There is even a continent that is an island, Australia. Islands are formed in several ways. Many islands are really places where volcanoes built up under the ocean to the point of peaking above the water. The lava continues to pile up as the volcano explodes to the point that there is enough solid ground to form an island. Some islands were attached to a continent but was separated by erosion of the land between the two land masses. Other islands are coral islands. These are formed when the skeletal material of corals piles up over years and years. There are two types of islands -‐ continental and oceanic. Continental islands have plant and animal structures like the continent near the island. Oceanic islands have their own plant and animal structure.
Lakes are bodies of water surrounded by land. Lakes generally have fresh water, while oceans and seas have salt water. While lakes are a small percentage of the earths total water, they are important for our economy and transportation. A lake does not ﬂow along a certain path as a river does. Lakes are larger than ponds. Lakes get bigger and smaller, depending on many factors. Lakes get smaller if they get ﬁlled up Below is a list of the worlds biggest lakes. Even though some are called seas, they are actually lakes! with salt or other material. They Several of the worlds largest lakes are the Great also dry up if they are not Lakes of North America. replenished with water through rainfall. Other lakes get deeper Lake Continent Area and bigger as rivers; rainfall and Caspian Sea Asia-Europe 143,244 underground water make the lake Superior North America 31,700 expand. Victoria Africa 26,828 Aral Sea Asia 24,904 Huron North America 23,000
I can explain what a landform is and explain why it is important. I can name, explain and categorize 10 major landforms. When I use the reading strategies of summarizing and synthesizing it helps me to? How will my note taking help me when I design and build my 3D physical map?