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Jump into geography and geology by making a book that illustrates natural landforms! Where does the fault lie?
Ask students what they see when they look out of car, bus, train, or airplane windows? What are the biggest things that change? Is the road always flat and straight? Are there rock walls? How about bodies of water?
Have students close their eyes and imagine that they are a bird. So many things can be seen while flying in the sky. Students pick two points on a map. It can be their hometown and where a relative lives -- or any other two places in the world. What land features would they see when they fly from one place to the other. Would they see islands? Mountains or hills? Rivers or oceans? Inlets or an isthmus?
Students find maps and pictures of the landforms along the route they would travel. Have students make a list of the many types of landscapes they could see on their trip. Are there deserts? Glaciers? Faults? Volcanoes?
On construction paper, draw a picture of each land feature with Crayola® Washable Markers. Label each page with the type of landform and where they would see it on the trip.
Students draw front and back covers for the land features book on construction paper. Give the book a catchy title and include their name on the cover.
Place the pages of the book inside its cover. Punch two holes through the pages. Cut two pieces of yarn with Crayola Scissors. Thread yarn through the holes to bind the book.
Did you know that the largest waterfall in the world is underwater? Students learn more about the Earth’s waterfalls and
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