Time-saving and engaging Landform Resources are ready for you now! I have so many options for this amazing study.
Does your state have requirements that require studying landforms? Mine sure does! In fact, we have science and social studies standards that include landforms. This led to me to create many different ways for students to meet those standards.
A little background… many years ago one of my favorite beginning-of-the-year projects with my 3rd graders was to put together landform booklets. I created a template and students sketched a landform and then wrote about the landform. They created a cover on their own and we had a booklet to use all year!
Then one year I discovered clipart and PowerPoint and well…. much fancier booklets followed! And, of course, I invented many other ways to explore landforms.
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On the list today I have:
- Landform Booklet Kit
- Escape Rooms
- STEM Challenge
- Reading Resources
- Task Cards
We will start with the fancy booklet kit that evolved from my very simple templates!
Landform Booklet Kit
This booklet includes 14 pages of templates you can use. I made them in half sizes to save on printing and in color or black/white. Students love to color the clipart with colored pencils.
I learned many years ago that students did not always know what landforms looked like so I included 28 posters that you can display during your study.
This kit also includes flashcards and writing prompts. And if you prefer interactive notebooks instead of the large booklets I included a matchbook-style graphic organizer that can be used.
This AMAZING set can be used in SO many ways!
- The poster set can be used to decorate a display all about landforms.
- The booklet templates can be completed and put together as a landform booklet.
- The booklet templates are included with colored drawings and black/ white drawings.
- Each template has space for writing about the landforms.
- Flashcards may be used with games and for review of the landforms.
- Writing prompts are included and may be used in your writing center to help students cement their learning about landforms
My students are hooked on the Escape Room format and love it so much! I cannot invent new scenarios fast enough.
In the Landform Escape Room students complete three tasks to unlock boxes. When each box is unlocked, the teams either get the next task or the directions for a STEM Challenge.
The three tasks for this landform project include identifying landforms, solving math problems, and reading passages to place in chronological order.
The STEM Challenge is to build a model of landforms. More about this challenge is included below!
There is some prep involved in setting up the escape room and STEM Challenge but is well worth your time. Also, the pieces that are needed for the escape can be laminated, saved, and used again in the future!
In the Landform STEM Challenge students build a model of a specific number of landforms. The landforms must be labeled and realistic (as much as possible).
The landscape created will show as many landforms as you assign (we did 10) and these are are displayed as if it is one scene.
The creativity of students will make this challenge fun for them and for you! I loved how students used clay and scrap paper to embellish their designs.
Landform Reading Resource
This is a Print and Read set.
This means you just choose the passage you want, print it, and students can get busy quickly.
Just print and read!
The set has 4 reading passages with questions on the pages. You can use all 4 or just pick and choose what works with your studies. Also, the reading passages are provided in two ability levels.
In addition, a “magazine” page is included in the set. The text features are marked on the reading passages. Students have 2 graphic organizers and one question page with each set. The questions include identifying the text features and basic content questions.
Landform Task Cards
Do your students love task cards? Mine do- even in the STEM< Lab. It’s a perfect activity to leave on a sub-day.
This Landform Task Card set has 52 cards. Students identify the landforms in illustrations or photos, determine the vocabulary meanings, and identify famous landmarks.
Everything you need is included.
This set is also available as a BOOM deck!
And there you go, friends, so many landform projects! Click on any of the images to see the details about these fabulous resources.