Teacher-Created Lesson Plan

Landforms Chatterpix Video

Students share what they know about landforms using Chatterpix
Rae Ann S.
Technology coordinator
Hempfield School District
Landisville, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

  • Identify specific landforms.
  • Locate images of a specific landforms.
  • Describe specific landforms.
  • Create a video about specific landforms.

Teacher Note:   This is a GREAT project to do in collaboration with your building librarian/media specialist, as they can assist students in researching their landform using print and digital media available in your school or district!

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 3 – 5
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1 Hook

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Use PebbleGo to learn about a few landforms (caves, glaciers, and mountains).   Talk about the kind of information included in each one:

  • What they are
  • Types of the landform
  • Plants and animals that live there

2 Accessing Prior Knowledge

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Review other landforms that the class has studied, listing them on chart paper or the board.   Possible examples may include: lakes, rivers, plateaus, mountains, valleys, plains, islands, canyons, isthmus', deltas, peninsulas, hills.

Allow students time to review landform vocabulary using an existing Quizlet flashcard set or create your own set.


3 Whole Group Modeling

  1. Explain to students that they will be creating a talking landform in this activity.   They will use the ChatterPix Kid app (it is helpful if students are already familiar with the app).  
  2. Students will be expected to conduct some research on their landform and to write a script prior to using ChatterPix Kid.   Information can be obtained from books or websites specified by the teacher (ie., Discovery Education, Gale KidsInfoBits, or other available databases).  
  3. Once the students have written their script, they will locate  an image to use for their ChatterPix video.   Remind students that videos are limited to 30 seconds.
  4. Review the process by writing a short script and creating a video as a group.

4 Research, Writing, and Project Creation

  1. Students will select a landform for their project, then conduct research using print and digital media.
  2. Students will write a script to use in their video then practice reading it.   Remind students that videos are limited to 30 seconds in length.
  3. Students will locate  an image to use for their ChatterPix video.  
  4. Students will use ChatterPix Kid to create a video of a talking landform using their prepared script.

5 Wrap Up

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If students have time, they can create additional landform videos.    These can be combined using iMovie or collected via GoogleDrive or Schoology for evaluation and/or sharing.