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Ideas about teaching landforms
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Any ideas about teaching students landforms? We create landforms with model magic in groups and display in class. Any other ideas?


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landform dictionaries
Old 06-14-2007, 09:18 AM
 
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I have had my students create a landform dictionary with Power Point. Students will write definitions of their landforms and find pictures that go along with their landforms.
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Sounds really neat! Where do they find the pictures at? Is it part of powerpoint or do you import clipart?
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What is model magic? We do landforms also and this sounds like something I would like to do with my class, but I'm not sure what model magic is. Is it like clay?
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Model magic is made by Crayola. You can find it at Wal-Mart on the school supply aisle. It is softer than clay. It hardens overnight and you can paint it. I have used it before to make props for my classroom. I have painted a set of missing "dentures" for the story Grandpa's Teeth. I also use it for students to design a "boat" that they use for our sink or float experiment and flipbook.


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I just used the 'Clips Online' in Power Point. Then just search for the landform you want and download the picture you want.
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http://vathena.arc.nasa.gov/curric/l.../landform.html

http://geology.about.com/library/bl/...dformindex.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geo...glossary.shtml

http://pics.tech4learning.com/?view=sub&cat=Geography

These are just a few places you can get pictures of landforms for free to use in your PowerPoint.
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Thanks for the great resource! It is amazing what great information the teachers have on this site!
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dtrabilsy's recommendation of sites are great and although different than the question raised in this thread, I can put them to great use. I am working with my own children this summer. I wish to have them write briefly each day in a writing journal and work a few minutes each day on math basics. I have been allowing my children to come up with their own writing topics. They don't know it, but I have been jotting down every trivial thing my son has been expressing interest in. His last question was about the latest major earthquake in CA because "he wants to go there next year". I found some information about that and some other things he's been interested in, but I would like to come up with some things he hasn't thought of. One day I might ask him to tell be about badlands or something else from one of those recommended sites. My son hates to write but loves to share facts he learns here and there. I'm hoping if I let this be an interest based, unstructured writing time, he'll at least develop a tolerance for writing. Thanks!
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