Lesson plan

Mountain landforms and their erosion

Summary
Build models of mountains from a contour map, then use sand and water to explore how water erodes mountain sides.
Science content
Earth/Space: Landforms, Erosion (3)
Procedure

Build mountains using a contour map, to understand how their shapes are represented on maps.
Discuss how mountain shapes are changed by water flow and erosion.
Watch erosion in action with a sand and water erosion activity.

Grades taught
Gr 3
Gr 4
Teaching Site
Gordon Elementary