For the Rock and Scroll Time Travel Landform Project, you will be expected to explain how your landform came to be and to predict what may happen to this landform in the future.

Use the Rock & Scroll Notetaking Guide: Open your email in another tab. Come back to this page and click the link. Make a copy and rename. Share with your partner(s).  Begin taking notes (Read, Think, Write!).

Use EasyBib to cite your resources  as a group:  Open your email. Find EasyBib in your apps. One group member creates a project named with your landform and that person shares with the rest of the group one by one.

The resources listed below will help you understand the plate tectonics and weathering involved in the formation of specific landforms:

Encyclopedias and Reference Books:

World Book Student Encyclopedia (online at ed1stop)

 UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features (R/551.41). Type in usual password only.  Click on UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features. Search for your landform in the “within publication” search box on the LEFT side.

Raintree  Illustrated Science Encyclopedia (R/503)

The New Book of Popular Science (R/500) (online at ed1stop:  Grolier’s)

Books:  Search OPAC.   Use subject terms such as geology, landforms, caves, canyons, volcanoes, etc. or the name of  your specific landform (Mount Shasta).

Video Clips:  ed1stop:  School Help–BrainPop and Discovery Streaming 


National Park Service (Type name of National Park or Monument in Search box; then click on Nature & Science section and look for words like geology or geologic formation.)

USGS:  What Is Plate Tectonics? (for beginners)

This Dynamic Earth  (For the Great Rift Valley, click on Understanding Plate Motions and then scroll down in the section on Divergent Boundaries until you see East Africa.)

USGS Geology of the National Parks

USGS Geology in the Parks (some different information from one above)

Earth from Space

Volcano World (Click on Learn More.)

Subscription Databases:  SIRS Discoverer and EBSCOHost.

EXIT TICKET for Day 2 & 3


updated 5/12/10