Washington State Landform Project

Due: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Possible Choices
Caves: Gardner Cave, Cheese Cave, Ape Cave, Boulder Cave
Deltas: Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Skagit, Nooksack
Islands: Mercer Island, Vashon Island, Whidbey Island, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Camano Island
Glaciers: Challenger Glacier, Nisqually Glacier, Emmons Glacier
Sand Dunes: Moses Lake, Beverly
Landslides: Oso, Nile, Aldercrest-Banyon

Research and Works Cited Page

-Complete Research Worksheet evaluating sources
-Create an MLA Works Cited page with at least 3 sources, using this website as a guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Written Findings:
four paragraphs, at least five sentences per paragraph, typed and printed

1st Paragraph, Region/Climate: State where the landform is found in Washington State (i.e. southeastern part of the state.) Name nearby towns and the county in which the landform can be found, as well as the exact location with longitude and latitude. Also include the temperature and precipitation for the area and the types of seasons (i.e mild or extreme winters, hot or cool summers, etc.).

2nd Paragraph, Processes that formed landform: the geological history of the landform, include how long the site took to form and how long ago it formed, state whether physical and/or chemical weathering were involved, which agents drove the process (wind, water, ice, gravity, etc.)

3rd Paragraph, Characteristics:
size of landform, plants and animals that live there, and any other interesting facts

4th Paragraph, Human impact: how has human activity shaped the landform for better or for worse?

Visual Model

-Create a poster or diorama of your landform with types of physical and chemical weathering labeled
-Visual models should include color