004 - Carved by Water

Factual Question

What is a process?
What processes happen in areas shaped by water?
How is the area changing?

Taken From: http://www.relatably.com/q/img/change-is-good-quotes-pinterest/81a25b43151d6023fddb3e602b1f3695.jpg

Key Terminology

  • Change



Activity One - Processes

A geographical process is about understanding the order that events happen in which leads to change. Change is happening all the time in the natural world but it may be happening at such a slow speed that you do not notice it. To find out about the key processes of weathering and erosion and they are caused by water and temperature watch the youtube clip below. There are a series of questions below the clip to answer which will help you to structure what you have learnt from the clip. Or alternatively there is a question grid that can just be printed off and filled in.

Crash Course for Kids - weathering and erosion



  1. What is weathering?
  2. Using drawings to help you, describe what the processes of weathering are.
      • Hint - the processes you need to include are:
        • Mechanical weathering (freeze-thaw)
        • Organic or biological weathering (plants)
        • Chemical weathering
  3. What is erosion? 
  4. How does erosion happen?
  5. Describe the four ways that erosion happens in a river.
      • Hydraulic Action
      • Attrition
      • Abrasion
      • Solution

Carved by Water Question Grid


Activity Three - Describe - Landforms Created by Water

In a previous lesson you learnt how to describe an image and you will be using those skills for this lesson. If you have a smart phone you will be able to view the image using the roundme app and the 360 Virtual Reality Goggles. But don't worry if you don't have one as you can still explore the photograph by using your mouse to navigate. Once you have had a look around the image answer the questions below.

Image One - Yosemite Falls

Roundme
    • You can also view the image above using the 'roundme' app.
      • Menu > People > type Richard Allaway > choose either Above Nevada Falls or Yosemite Valley from the summit
      • Turn the device landscape and click on the Google Cardboard icon.
      • Put your phone into the google cardboard set of goggles.

Questions
  1. Can you name any of the river landforms in the diagram above? If not use your search engine to find out what they are.
          • What words could you use to search?
  2. You are now going to create an eye-spy guide to different river landforms. What is an eye-spy guide? Lets look at the images below:

image Two - i-spy
Taken From: https://easyontheeye2.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/on-a-train-journey-e.jpg
Taken From: http://www.resourcesforteaching.co.uk/ekmps/shops/rockmill03/images/i-spy-on-a-train-[3]-3201-p.jpg

      • The aim is to draw images of different river landforms and then describe how they are formed. 
      • You could have all the images on one side of the page and the descriptions on the other.
      • Don't forget to use colour in this modern day age!
      • This i-spy guide can by typed but remember to cite your sources including your images.

i-spy River Landforms Grid


i-spy river landforms




How will I be assessed?    

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

i.   recognizes some vocabulary

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through limited descriptions and/or examples.


3 - 4

i.   uses some vocabulary

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and/or examples.


5 - 6

i.   uses considerable relevant vocabulary, often accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions and/or examples.


7 - 8

i.   consistently uses relevant vocabulary accurately

ii.  demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through detailed descriptions and/or examples.


Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1 - 2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

ii.  organizes information and ideas in a limited way

iii. inconsistently lists sources, not following the task instructions.


3 - 4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is somewhat clear

ii.  somewhat organizes information and ideas

iii. lists sources in a way that sometimes follows the task instructions.


5 - 6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is mostly clear

ii.  mostly organises information and ideas

iii. lists sources in a way that often follows the task instructions.


7 - 8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a way that is completely clear

ii.  completely organises information and ideas effectively

iii. lists sources in a way that always follows the task instructions.