ae.06 Glacial landforms assessment [A + C]
- Statement of inquiry
- Scientific and technical innovators need to understand how power affects the processes that occur within systems.
- Aims of this lesson
- To show your how well you can explain the formation of glacial landforms.
- To structure an assessment piece as prescribed by a given set of requirements.
Digital version - Google Earth on web Tour Project
Produce a digital teaching resource, for MYP 5 students, focused upon the appearance and formation of 10 different types of glacial landform.
- The teaching resource is produced as a Google Earth for web project.
- Each of the 10 landform types are featured as a different placemark, showcased via either well-chosen Google Earth's 3D imagery or photospheres [Communicating].
- A (small or large) info box is used, at each location, to do the following [Knowing and understanding] →
- Explain the process of the formation of the landform
- Has at least one well-chosen (and referenced) image or video clip
- Has a well chosen title
- There are at least 3 'Fullscreen slides' which introduce and add structure to the project [Communicating].
- Placemark icons are used to differentiate between erosional and depositional landforms [Communicating].
Landforms created by erosion
Landforms created by deposition
Consider using the following glaciers as starting points for finding the landforms to feature in your project:
- Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
- Rhône Glacier, Switzerland
- Mer de Glace, France
- Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Possible erratics example
Possible drumlins example
This assessment will be assessed on MYP Individuals and societies assessment criteria A [Knowing and understanding] and C [Communicating].
Analog version - The I-Spy experience
I-Spy on the Pavement was published in 1961. Have a look at the style of the writing and images. There is always a description, a question and a points value. How many 'chair menders' have you seen on the pavement in your town/city?
The I-Spy experience assessment
Produce your own version of 'I-Spy in the Mountains' that illustrates your knowledge and understanding of glacial landforms.
Your booklet must reflect the style of the i-Spy booklets.
Your booklet must include a description (of appearance), a question (to make the user think) and a hand drawn diagram (annotated) of at least 8 of the following landforms:
cirque | U shaped valley | hanging valley | arête | pyramidal peak | erratics | lateral moraines | medial moraines | terminal moraines | drumlins
Don't forget to give everything a points value which would suggest the relative rarity of each landform.
This assessment will be assessed on MYP Individuals and societies assessment criteria A (Knowing and understanding) and C (Communicating).