Relief: The landscape of our planet

Over the next few weeks, we will be investigating the different landscapes and features that make up our planet.

How many different landscapes did you see?

What is the earth made of?

Before we look at the planets surface we should have a look at what's beneath it.

"Throw your hands up for the layers of the earth, throw 'em up for what's below the surface"

Now I bet you never thought you'd be singing HIP-HOP in class! If you know the words to these raps, you know everything you need to know about the structure of the earth.

Erosion and Weathering

What is the difference between weather and erosion?

How many different forms of weathering and erosion are shown in this video?

Weathering, Erosion and Landscapes Vocabulary:

Here are the words you should have included in your memory game.
  • Mountains, Mountain Range, Valley, Plain, Plateau, Basin
  • Peninsula, Isthmus, Cape, Gulf, Bay, Island, Achipelago, Beach, Cliff
  • Continental Shelf, Continental Slope, Ocean Ridge, Ocean Trench
  • Erosion, Weathering, Sedimentation

When you are making your game, make one card with the word and another card with the definition or picture.

Here is a template to make your cards.