Second Grade Nest: Teaching Landforms: Experiments, Resources, and a FREEBIE

Monday, April 4, 2016

Teaching Landforms: Experiments, Resources, and a FREEBIE



Here is the third blog in my mini science blog series. A few days ago, I blogged about Weather and Habitats ideas in the classroom. 


Teaching Landforms:  Hands-on activity ideas for kids, no-prep engaging landform resources, and a FREEBIE landform activity.



1. Learning About Landforms:
Landform video- Teaching Landforms:  Hands-on activity ideas for kids, no-prep engaging landform resources, and a FREEBIE landform activity.
(Source: BrainPop Jr.)
I don't think teaching a science unit without a BrainPop Jr. video is possible. Haha! My students always truly responded to Annie and Moby. 
Gotta love a collection of books. Head to your local library and rent out a ton of books on landforms. Put them in the students reading centers or in the middle of their tables for early finishers. Letting the students explore these books and get great visuals is a great opportunity to extend your unit.

Teaching Landforms:  Hands-on activity ideas for kids, no-prep engaging landform resources, and a FREEBIE landform activity.
(Source: Landforms Unit)
My landforms unit covers twelve individual landforms. 
(canyon, canal, detlta, glacier, island, mountain, peninsula, plateau, volcano, isthmus, river)
 
Teaching Landforms:  Hands-on activity ideas for kids, no-prep engaging landform resources, and a FREEBIE landform activity.
(Source: Landform Unit)
Each individual landform has several learning pages to help supplement your landform unit.  
 -KWL Chart
-Reading Passage
-Fact Writing
-Information Map
-Informational Writing
-True or False Cutting Page

Teaching Landforms:  Hands-on activity ideas for kids, no-prep engaging landform resources, and a FREEBIE landform activity.
(Source: Landform Unit)
At the end of the landform unit, there are a few review pages that mixes all of the landforms together.



2. Testing Out New Knowledge: 
(Source: The Chaos and the Clutter- left) (Source: Playdough to Plato- right)
Cheap, fun ways to teach how hills, mountains, and plateaus happen. These two ideas are great for also teaching about the more difficult science topics like plate tectonics. 

Landform Experiment- Teaching Landforms:  Hands-on activity ideas for kids, no-prep engaging landform resources, and a FREEBIE landform activity.
(Source: Chalk Talk)
Love this cheap idea for reviewing landforms. You don't get to cover all the landforms, but you cover quite and few and the kids will get a great understanding of how all the landforms work together.




3. Proving New Knowledge: 
(Source: Landform FREEBIE)
Here is a fun freebie to help test your kiddo's new knowledge. As a type of review game, you can use this freebie in two ways. One way is to create a matching game where they have to match the landform image to the landform description. Another way to use the freebie is to create an anchor chart template and have the students 'complete' the anchor chart for you. They could even make the anchor chart themselves.
Download that here.
Thanks for reading!



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Resources included in this blog post: 

(Landform Unit and Landform FREEBIE)

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