006 - I Spy Glacial Landforms

Factual Question

How do erosional and depositional processes create changing landforms in an Alpine Environment?

Approaches to Learning

Communication - Communication Skills - Exchanging thoughts, messages and information effectively through interaction - Share ideas with multiple audiences using a variey of digital environments and media. 

Activity One - Create

You have now learnt about a range of different erosional and depositional landforms that can be found in current and relic Alpine Environments. Your task is to now produce a teaching resource for the current Diploma level students in Year 13. They are also studying extreme environments which focuses on Alpine landscapes and quite frankly they need a bit of help. You will firstly need to choose at least 8 different types of glacial landforms - these can be created by erosional or depositional processes. The idea is to describe what they look like, explain how they are formed and relate them to a real world example (preferably in the localish area of Switzerland and France). We are going to be doing this using Google Earth. For some of you using Google Earth may be brand new for others you will be 'old hands' at it. 




Cirque U Shaped Valley Truncated Spurs

Hanging Valley Arete Pyramidal Peak


Erratics Drumlins

Lateral moraines Medial moraines Terminal Moraines

Useful Resources

www.geographyalltheway.com - Potential Landscapes - You have also just been to Saas Fee...

Use the notes and presentations from the previous two lessons to help you.

Student Generated Erosional Landform Guides


Hanging Valleys

Pyramidal Peak

Truncated Spur

U Shaped Valley/Glacial Trough

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using Criteria A - knowing and understanding and Criteria C - Communicating.

Year 11 - Assessment Task - Alpine Environment Landform Guide - Subject-Specific Criteria