Websites for "What Processes Change Landforms?"

Results: 100 sites match your search.


Clicking on the Go button will open a new browser window and take you to a website outside of SciLinks. You can resize the window as you wish. Just remember to close that window when you're done—your computer will thank you for it!

Water Science for Schools
Find information on almost any water topic at this USGS site. Included in the site are: water basics, water use, Earth's water, water quality issues, map gallery, data library, picture gallery, glossary, and activity center and many water links.
https://water.usgs.gov/edu/index.html

Go to site



How People Have Been Shaping the Earth
In addition to volcanoes, earthquakes, and erosion, should we include humans as a force that changes the Earth's surface?
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/how-people-have-been-shaping ...

Go to site



How Rocks Change
The animations here show how rocks change from one form into another. Follow the arrows, and at the end take the challenge to check your understanding.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/change.html

Go to site



Landforms from Wind Erosion and Deposition
Learn how winds erode surfaces and deposit sediments to form various terrain features. The lesson includes videos and a quiz to check your understanding.
https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-Concepts-For-High-School/sect ...

Go to site



Rock Cycle Processes
This lesson shows how the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition are part of the rock cycle. Use the index in the left margin to explore.
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/ks3/gsl/education/resources/rockcycle/page3446.h ...

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion
How do these processes differ? How are they related in producing changes in the Earth's surface?
https://www.ck12.org/c/earth-science/weathering-and-erosion/lesson/Weatheri ...

Go to site



Global Climate Change: Research Explorer - Cryosphere
This website provides data about how glaciers respond to short-term changes in weather and climate. A glossary is provided and related websites are listed.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/cryosphere/data1.html

Go to site



SDSU – Department of Geological Sciences
Learn the history of the Plinian eruption, and its general characteristics.
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Plinian.html

Go to site



Erosion and Weathering
This lesson from PBS Learning Media includes a slide presentation describing factors that change landforms, a background essay, and discussion questions.
https://witf.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.erosion/e ...

Go to site



Erosion
This description of erosion processes includes a gallery of photographs.
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/erosion/

Go to site



The Cryosphere: Where the World is Frozen
Established by NOAA as a national information and referral center in support of polar and cryospheric research, NSIDC archives and distributes digital and analog snow and ice data. There is information about snow cover, avalanches, and glaciers.
http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/

Go to site



Landslide Hazards Program
Learn everything about landslides! Visit the Information Center to cover the basics first and then look at pictures and read about recent landslides. Also data and current scientific research available.
https://landslides.usgs.gov/

Go to site



Types of Volcanoes and Eruptions
Use this fact sheet with photographs to compare and contrast types of volcanoes and types of eruptions.
https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Learning/Science-Topics/Volcanoes/Types-of-Volc ...

Go to site



Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
See the connections between these processes in the formation of landforms and other landscape features.
https://www.opengeography.org/ch-7-weathering-erosion-and-deposition.html

Go to site



The Forces That Change the Face of Earth
The Earth's surface is constantly changing. Read about what causes these changes, including erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, and glaciers.
http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/earths-changing-surface/the-forces- ...

Go to site



Surface and Interior
Learn about the relationship between tectonic plates and the features of the Earth's surface. There are descriptions of volcanoes, too.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/earth/surface_and_interior

Go to site



Our Earth Is Always Changing
Find out more about the forces that change the surface of our planet, including the slower ones we don't notice.
https://www.amnh.org/ology/features/bigideas_earth/

Go to site



Wind Erosion and Deposition
Deserts are good places to observe the effects of wind erosion on the landscape.
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/sanjac-earthscience/chapter/wind-erosion- ...

Go to site



Types of Wind Erosion
Three examples are described here, using graphics and brief videos of the erosion process.
http://passel.unl.edu/pages/informationmodule.php?idinformationmodule=10860 ...

Go to site



As Sea Level Rises, Beaches Shrink
This is a great site for both teachers and students to gather information on how sea level changes affect beach sizes using up-to-date technology and data.
https://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/Sea_level_rises.html

Go to site



A Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics
See how the Earth moves in this simulated activity. This site has great animations and explanations on plate tectonic theory, sea floor spread, and the continental slide and crush. It also contains a related section on people and discoveries.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/index.html

Go to site



79 AD Vesuvius Eruption
Why is a type of volcanic eruption called "Plinian"? Find out here.
http://www.kids-fun-science.com/vesuvius-eruption.html

Go to site



Don't Call it Dirt - A Passion for Soil
This eight-minute video gives an overview of the history behind soil conservation in the United States. It also discusses ways to prevent soil erosion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSRmFSKBypI

Go to site



Soil and Water Conservation
This is a five-minute video on soil and water conservation techniques in Africa.
http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/videos/categories/viewvideo/243/soil-conserva ...

Go to site



Travel Photo of the Day
Every day, a new photo is posted and many feature nature, geological formations, and weather events. Students can guess the location based on clues in the photo, or the photo can be used as a writing prompt
https://www.cnn.com/2011/09/21/travel/travel-photo-of-the-day/index.html

Go to site



HowStuffWorks “Types of Eruptions”
There are several typical eruption varieties. The page gives some characteristics of most common eruptions types: Plinian eruptions, Hawaiian eruptions and Strombolian eruptions.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/volcano4.htm

Go to site



Climate Influences the Rock Cycle
Read about the processes of weathering, erosion, deposition, and lithification and their roles in the rock cycle.
https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/climate/geosphere_cli_influen ...

Go to site



People Cause More Soil Erosion Than All Natural Processes
How much erosion is the result of human activities, compared to natural processes? This article describes some research on this topic.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041103234736.htm

Go to site



Erosion and Weathering
These two processes are described in this article, along with a photo gallery showing the results of weathering and erosion.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/the-dynamic-earth/weatheri ...

Go to site



Beach Erosion
Here are some photographs that show the effects of beach erosion. The article also has predictions of what could happen with climate change.
https://whyfiles.org/091beach/index.html

Go to site



Plinian eruption
Read the description and the history of Plinian eruptions.
http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/581425

Go to site



Types of Volcanic Eruptions
Five types of volcanic eruptions are described here. Are are they different?
https://www.basicplanet.com/types-volcanic-eruptions/

Go to site



Types of Landforms
There are many types of landforms on the earth's surface, and this page looks at many of them. Each is characterized by features such as its slope, elevation, soil and rock type, and how it was formed. You can also listen to a narration of the text.
https://sciencestruck.com/types-of-landforms

Go to site



Surface of the Earth
Canyons, caves, coastlines--these and other landforms are described here with photographs from National Geographic.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/earth-habitats/

Go to site



Virtually climb the Vancori-summit!
What is it like to climb a volcano? This is the start page for two virtual climbs of Italy's Mt. Stromboli. You can go right up, or stop to sightsee and see the flowers along the way.
http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/volcano/virtual/index-en.html

Go to site



Soil Erosion
What are the negative effects of soil erosion? This site describes the process and has lots of photographs showing the results of erosion. (Note: the site references the state of Maine, but the information could apply elsewhere,)
https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/watershed/index.html

Go to site



Plinian Eruption Style
Read a brief description of this type of explosive eruption. Follow the link for examples of Plinian eruptions and for more on volcanoes.
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc30/node/707

Go to site



Erosion Facts for Kids
What is erosion? What causes it? How does it affect us?
http://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/erosion.html

Go to site



Volcanoes
Did you know there are different types of volcanoes? Click here for photos and a brief description of each type. This page also provides links to other interesting volcano information.
https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/interior/volcanos_general.htm ...

Go to site



How Landslides Work
Landslides are an extreme form of erosion. Read more about what causes them.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/landslide.htm

Go to site



Landslide Overview Map of the Conterminous United States
This paper explains the landslide overview map that delineates areas where large numbers of landslides exist and areas which are susceptible to landsliding.
https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1183/

Go to site



Plinian Eruption / Universe Today
Here is a brief description of Plinian eruption, also see an image of a plinian-type explosive eruption from the Crater Peak vent.
http://volcano-pictures.info/glossary/plinian_eruption.html

Go to site



Types of Volcanic Eruptions
Discover the most common types of volcanic eruptions.
https://geology.com/volcanoes/types-of-volcanic-eruptions/

Go to site



Landforms
This site can help you learn and review various facts about landforoms Click on a name to learn about that landform. After each section, there is a short review quiz to check yourself.
http://www.mcwdn.org/MAPS&GLOBES/LandForms.html

Go to site



Volcanoes
Read about types of volcanoes and different kinds of eruptions. Where on earth are they found?
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3754105

Go to site



Weathering
Maybe you know that weathering is the breakdown of rocks into smaller and smaller pieces, but did you know there are different types of weathering? Click here to learn about mechanical, chemical and biological weathering.
http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_weathering.html

Go to site



Soil
Learn how soil works, how it can be coaxed into sustainable production and how it can so easily be lost.
http://www.seafriends.org.nz/enviro/soil/index.htm

Go to site



Operational Significant Event Imagery
What do major environmental events such as volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, dust storms, or snow storms, look like from space? Here is an extensive collections of satellite images from NOAA organized by event, location, and year.
https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Organization/History/osei/index.html

Go to site



Introduction to Erosion
Here is a description (with pictures) of types of weathering and erosion processes.
https://kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/erosion/

Go to site



Earth's Active Volcanoes
Click here for a page full of links to the world’s most active volcanoes. Just choose a region and select the specific area your interested in.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/world.html

Go to site



Mauna Loa
Mount Everest may hold a world record, but it is not the biggest mountain. Mauna Loa, located on the island of Hawaii, is the biggest single mountain. Click here to learn what makes this mountain so big.
http://www.extremescience.com/mauna-loa.htm

Go to site



20th Century Volcanic Eruptions and Their Impact
Information on 20th Century volcanoes is provided in a time line fashion at this US geological site. Click on the volcano name if you need more information.
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/index.html

Go to site



Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Can you identify the landforms in your area or your state? Click on this map and learn more about your region of the United States.
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html

Go to site



Animated Movie of the Mt. St. Helens Eruption
Watch Mount St. Helens blow! This page is a QuickTime movie of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
http://ete.cet.edu/modules/modules.html

Go to site



Animated Movie of a Volcano Collapsing
Click here to watch a QuickTime movie of a volcano collapsing.
http://ete.cet.edu/modules/modules.html

Go to site



Goal of the Paleomap Project
A gold mine of resouce information and activities that can be readily used or adapted to any classroom. This site is very comprehensive when it comes to topics of earth history or past climates.
http://www.scotese.com/Default.htm

Go to site



Weathering processes on Mars
This site focuses on weathering and erosion on Mars. It has links to other pages so a reader can compare those processes with those on the earth. The site is well referenced and is just one part of a much larger site with lots of further recourses.
https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/mars/exploring/MPF_weathering.html

Go to site



Carve That Mountain
In the first part of the lesson, students build a model of a landscape depicting several landforms. They then apply engineering concepts to build a road through the landscape.
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/cub_earth_lesson6_activity ...

Go to site



Erosion in Rivers
Students experiment with ways to minimize the effects of water erosion by flooding. They create a model riverbank with buildings to text their engineering strategies.
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/nyu_erosion_activity1

Go to site



Rocky-to-Sandy Beach: A Weathering Model
Students are given an engineering challenge to apply their knowledge of the rock cycle, rock types,and the weathering process to model a potential method to create a sandy beach from rocky island shorelines. The lesson shows how it aligns with the NGSS.
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/nds-1736-rocky-beach-weath ...

Go to site



Teacher Resource: Earth Surface
This teacher resource contains four lessons investigating weathering, erosion, volcanoes, and earthquakes. The lessons are complete with printable handouts and assessments.
https://www.uen.org/core/science/sciber/TRB5/II.shtml

Go to site



Welcome to Virtual River
This page contains two virtual simulations. One interactive exercise is on river flooding and the other is on river discharge.
http://sciencecourseware.com/VirtualRiver/

Go to site



The Earth is a Changin'
In this lesson, students compare and contrast several types of erosion (including chemical, water, wind, glacier and temperature) and how these change the surface of the Earth.
https://www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_earth_lesson5

Go to site



Enduring Resources for Earth Sciences Education
Here is a searchable database of resources and information related to a variety of topics. You can search by research question or by topic.
https://earthref.org/ERESE/

Go to site



Shape It Up
This lesson introduces students to the concept that landforms change over time due to forces such as wind, water, volcanism, and glaciation. The lesson includes an online simulation, handouts and teaching suggestions for a hands-on activity.
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/shape-it-up/

Go to site



Experiments with Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
Here are some ideas for using stream tables to study the process of erosion and deposition. In the final activity, students design and conduct experiments to explore how surface area relates to the rate of weathering of minerals and rocks.
http://csip.cornell.edu/Curriculum_Resources/CEIRP/streamtable.html

Go to site



The Grand Canyon
In this video, a teacher explains how students learn the concept of erosion in a 5E lesson, using the Grand Canyon as a context.
https://cove.kcpt.org/video/kcpt-kids-education-ice-5-lesson-the-grand-cany ...

Go to site



Breaking is Down - Weathering and Erosion
This lesson on weathering and erosion starts with an online game. These processes are continued to be explored with online videos and a hands-on laboratory experiment.
https://westernreserve.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nat08.earth.geol.eros. ...

Go to site



Mount St. Helens: Before and After
This lesson has a collection of still images and video that depicts before-and-after scenes of Mount St. Helens and its surroundings and shows the extent of environmental recovery 20 years later.
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.helens/mou ...

Go to site



About to Explode
Students compare the Mount St. Helens’ eruptions of 1980 and 2004-2005 in this lesson that uses articles from the New York Times. The lesson includes discussion questions and extention activities.
https://myaccount.nytimes.com/auth/login?URI=http://learning.blogs.nytimes. ...

Go to site



Gone With the Weathering
This comprehensive set of resources (including background information, graphics, and activities) defines and compares the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition.
https://westernreservepublicmedia.org/weathering/images/gone-with-the-weath ...

Go to site



Stream Table Models of Erosion and Deposition
In this 5E lesson, students use a stream table model to explore how different stream characteristics and conditions interact.
https://www.geo.arizona.edu/sites/www.geo.arizona.edu/files/Stream Table1.p ...

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion
In this section of an online textbook, students will find readings, video segments, graphics, vocabulary, study guides, and assessments. The resources focus on comparing and contrasting the concepts of weathering, erosion, and deposition.
https://www.ck12.org/c/earth-science/weathering-and-erosion/

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion
Students explore the processes and effects of weathering and erosion in this activity. Using the results, they design and conduct an experiment comparing the rate of erosion in different biomes.
https://undsci.berkeley.edu/lessons/weathering_erosion.html

Go to site



How Mountains Are Formed
In this lesson, students learn the connection between tectonic plates and mountain formation and the technologies used by scientists and engineers in studying mountains.
https://www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_rock_lesson04

Go to site



The Dynamic Earth
Use the Internet to help your students understand the nature of earthquakes and volcanoes. Includes learning how earthquake intensity is measured, where earthquakes occur, and what global patterns exist.
https://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/dynamic_earth/

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion Basics
In this video, a teacher explains and demonstrates the difference between weathering and erosion and illustrates type of weathering. (YouTube 7:38)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNUzTmPKxv8

Go to site



VHP Photo Glossary: Plinian eruption
Read a brief description of plinian eruption, also view a 1992 photo of eruption cloud and tephra.
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/glossary/

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion
Use this slide show and discussion questions to show the results of erosion and weathering, resulting in various rock formations.
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.erosion/er ...

Go to site



Volcanic Cones and Eruptions
This lesson compares six types of volcanic eruptions, using diagrams and photographs.
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/volcanic-cones-and-eruptions-lesson-8

Go to site



Soil and erosion unit: Section 1
This is a two-week soil activity that examines the relationship between climate and soil formation.
http://soe.unc.edu/resources/technology/support/learn/index.php

Go to site



Identifying erosion
Students will be able to identify erosion and explain the causes of erosion after doing hands-on investigation and internet resources to do research.
http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/298.shtml

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion
Use this activity to show the effects of weathering and erosion on rocks. Background information and extensions to the activity are provided.
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/2692

Go to site



Investigate and Report on Erosion
Take a walk around your home, school, or neighborhood. What evidence of erosion do you see? This activity will guide you through the writing process as you describe your observations.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirtrep/erosion/index.htm

Go to site



Erosion
Erosion is happening all around us. Even though you may not recognize it, the forces of erosion are constantly shaping our planet. Learn more about erosion, investigate, and describe how erosion is affecting the earth in your neighborhood.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirtrep/erosion/invest.htm

Go to site



Explosive Vulcanian Eruption
Watch an actual volcanic eruption. (YouTube 1:18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIX43uy4Zvg

Go to site



Soil Erosion: It Can Run Away With Your Farm!
Read about why farmers need to be concerned about erosion and the practices that can be used to minimize it.
https://www2.kenyon.edu/projects/farmschool/types/soil.htm

Go to site



What's the difference between weathering and erosion?
This short discussion explains the differences between two processes that often work in concert to decompose rocks.
https://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/misc/gweaero.html

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion
This video examines the relationship between the geosphere and the hydrosphere. (YouTube 4:05)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Iak3Wvh9c

Go to site



Rocks for Kids
This site is for kids of all ages who love rocks. Here you will find out stuff about rocks & minerals and where to go to find out more.
http://www.rocksforkids.com/

Go to site



Do Rocks Last Forever?
These four experiments will have students exploring the effects of mechanical and chemical weathering.
http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/information/kids_geozone/Pages/do_rocks_ ...

Go to site



Do Rocks Last Forever?
These two experiments will help your students understand and explain the question, “Do Rocks Last Forever?”
http://scienceviews.com/geology/activity4.html

Go to site



How Does the Rain Shape the Earth?
How does rain shape the earth? To see erosion in action, try this simple science lab. Can you predict what will happen to the dirt after you pour the water over it?
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirt/erosion/index.htm

Go to site



Wind Erosion
Study how the wind moves sand on a beach with this wind erosion activity. What effect does the moving sand have on buildings? Can your students think of ways to minimize this effect?
http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/Wind.html

Go to site



Volcanoes
What happens when a volcano forms underwater? Ms. Frizzle’s class knows and when your kids do this hands-on activity, they will know too!
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/magic-sch ...

Go to site



Gelatin Volcanoes
Get "jiggy” with some red gelatin and see how and why magma moves inside volcanoes. You will need gelatin, a pegboard and lots of paper towels, but the mess is worth the effort! Great background information is available at the teacher’s page.
http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/GelVol.html

Go to site



Erosion Jeopardy
Make review fun! Play this game with the class, even includes great sound effects. Topics include weathering, erosion, deposition, the water cycle, rivers, and glaciers.
http://www.regentsearthscience.com/jeopardy/erosion/jeopardy.htm

Go to site



5-minute refresher: weathering and erosion.
Key ideas, objectives and prior knowledge are the focus of this 5-minute refresher on weathering and erosion.
https://www.siemensstemday.com/

Go to site



Weathering and Erosion.
This information sheet identifies characteristics of weathering and erosion, and explains the differences. It also includes and activity.
http://www.montessoritraining.net/elementary_program2/courses/physical_geog ...

Go to site



Stream Table
Use this activity to show your students how a stream erodes, then transports and deposits materials.
http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/Streams.html

Go to site



 
What Processes Change Landforms? Forces of nature are constantly changing the surface of the Earth. Click on these web pages to explore caves and climb mountains. Find out more about the landforms where you live.

 

Copyright © 1999-2009 National Science Teachers Association

Link to NSTA Homepage