Geographical Features

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Quiz: Geographical Features

Stunning NASA and live footage combine with state-of-the-art animation to give students a clear understanding of the physical features that shape our earth. Terms like escarpment, plateau, butte, outlier, and atoll are shown in their natural states with examples highlighted on an animated globe. Learn the names of these landforms and where they are found.

Student Application

Find out what escarpment, plateau, butte, outlier, and atoll are and where they are found.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will name the seven continents and their larger landforms. The four main landmasses that cover the earth are divided into the continents of Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica. Some of these continents have a Continental Divide, an imaginary line that separates western-flowing rivers from eastern-fl...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Build a landform: Using art clay or homemade clay, have students build a topographic map of the area in which they live. Or, give them a choice of landforms and have them create one with the clay. Students may even challenge themselves with a model of how mountains, valleys, plateaus, etc. form.
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