*Natural Wonders of the World Field Trip
 

 

You may have heard about the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Or perhaps you haven't. In either case, there is no definitive list that one can point to and claim that these are the Seven Wonders. You could even come up with your own list of seven wonders and claim those to be the seven. There are however, some naturally occurring phenomenon that do appear in multiple lists and definitive or not, these are amazing feats of nature to behold. In this tour we will visit some of these Natural Wonders of the World. Along the way, you'll learn about geography, geology and magnetic forces!

Objectives

  • Students will learn about the natural formations referred to as the "Natural Wonders of the World", and how and where they formed.
  • Students will learn both geography and geology.
  • Students will be taken to some of the best resources available on the Web where they can research and retrieve all kinds of data about these naturally occuring wonders of nature.

Concepts

1. Which of the Natural Wonders was/were caused by volcanoes, by erosion?
2. Of the Natural Wonders, which has the most fragile ecosystem?
3. How old are each of the Natural Wonders?
4. How was/is each of the Natural Wonders created?


Terms To Learn

Aborigine
acclimatization
ash column
atmosphere
avalanche
butte
caldera
canyon
cinder cone
climate
continental drift
continental plates
coral
crevasse
emperor
erosion
eruption
flash flood
fold mountains
glacier
gorge

hemisphere
High Altitude Sickness
icefall
magnetic field
magnetosphere
mantle
Navaho
particles
polyps
Pre-Cambrian
pyroclasts
reef
sediment
sedimentary rock
Sherpas
solar wind
terrain
tides
trekking
tropics

 

 

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