Connecting literacy to science and the arts.
Have students use their knowledge and understanding of geology and landforms for a creative writing exercise such as a poem. A landform poem would require students to think about the descriptive language outside of the science realm.
Have each student compose a 4–6 line poem about their chosen landform to include in their field journals and alongside their finished sculptures.
Connecting kinesthetic learning to science and the arts.
Ask students to list the various movements that their landforms make or create over time, recalling their research of the landforms as agents of change: moving slow or fast.
Have each group come to consensus on their landform movements and speed of change. Assist the students in creating a physical movement performance representing this change.
For example, what would a volcano erupting look like as a silent group movement? Keep the movements simple and clear.
Connecting math and bookmaking to science.
Students can create their own journal using basic bookmaking techniques and/or they can create a custom cover for their field journal.
Consider tessellations for the journal cover. They require knowledge of patterns and spacial decision making. These mathematical concepts are aligned to the skills needed for scientific drawing.