Module 23: How the Land is Formed- Science 3 - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn to identify different types of landforms, compare and contrast landforms, identify different mountains, describe how mountains are formed, demonstrate how mountains are formed, describe how hills, valleys, and plains are formed, and construct a model of various types of landforms.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Types of Landforms None
2 Mountains modeling clay;
3 Landscapes modeling clay
colored pencils
construction paper

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Types of Landforms
  1. Identify different types of landforms.
  2. Compare and contrast landforms.
2 Mountains
  1. Identify different mountains.
  2. Describe how mountains are formed.
  3. Demonstrate how mountains are formed.
3 Landscapes
  1. Describe how hills, valleys, and plains are formed.
  2. Construct a model of various types of landforms.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Types of Landforms 6 Landforms on Earth Assignment
2 Mountains 6 Types of Mountains Assignment
3 Landscapes 6 Construct a Landscape Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Types of Landforms After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain the different types of landforms and their characteristics, and ask them to identify the types of landforms they can find near where they live.
2 Mountains After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain how mountains are formed. Have them research the closest mountain range to them and describe when it was formed and how.
3 Landscapes After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain what hills, valleys, and plains are and how landforms can make a landscape.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Types of Landforms
  1. What are the different types of landforms?
  1. How are mountains formed?
  1. How do landforms make up a landscape?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing