# Going on a Bear Hunt with Landforms

• Preschool, Kindergarten
• Science
• 45 minutes
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September 24, 2015

Going on a bear hunt...through, over, and across landforms! Your students will learn about landforms as they participate in a story and play a game.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe four different types of landforms.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Gather your students into a learning circle.
• Tell your students that you will be leading them through a singing story called Going on a Bear Hunt.
• Ask your students if they can guess what a landform is.
• Break the word down into "land" and "form" to help them define it themselves.
• Tell your students that a landform is feature on the earth's surface, such as a mountain or a valley.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

• Load the Going on a Bear Hunt story on the interactive whiteboard or projector.
• Lead your students through the story using the movement prompts along the way.
• Encourage your students to describe the landforms they see before reading the text with the picture.
• Summarize the story by asking the students to describe and name the landforms.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

• Hand out the Landforms coloring page.
• Give every student a plastic counting bear.
• Tell your students to put their bear on the mountain.
• Ask your students how they know the mountain is a mountain.
• Tell your students to put their bear on the valley.
• Proceed in this way until your students are readily placing their bears on the correct landforms as you call them out.
• Continue the game by calling out descriptions of landforms instead of their names.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Tell your students that they will be coloring their landforms in their table spots.
• Explain that you will be asking them to name and describe their landforms as you circulate around the room.
• Dismiss your students to complete the assignment.
• Go to each student as they work and ask them to point at, name, and describe the four landforms on the coloring page.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Advanced students may draw and label additional landforms. All students would enjoy creating landforms out of play dough.
• Support: Some students may need extra time to complete the assignment. Some students may need verbal clues to help them name their landforms.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• During Guided Practice: Look for students who are placing their counting bear on the correct landform.
• During Independent Independent Working Time: Your students should be able describe and name the four landforms on their coloring sheet.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• Invite your students to show their coloring pages to each other.
• Ask your students to describe a valley, prairie, hill, and mountain.
• Invite your students to think of their favorite kind of landforms.

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