Australian Landforms

My Geography HOD asked me if I could access/buy any resources/texts on Australian landforms. I'm not having much luck and wondered if anyone could steer me in the right direction. Specifically, The Bungle Bungles (WA), Flinders Rangers (SA), Katherine Gorge (NT), Wave Rock (WA), Devils Marbles (NT), and the Three Sisters (NSW). The specific year focus is Year 8 but I'd be happy with anything at this stage.

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Publication Date: 25 March 2015
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The linked guide from Geoscience Australia highlights the different types of weathering, erosion and transport that can occur and provides examples of famous landscapes to enhance the understanding of these processes. The guide also has reproducible student activities and can be downloaded from: https://d28rz98at9flks.cloudfront.net/75055/Rec2013_016_Teacher_Notes.pdf (last accessed 8-2-2016).


Other teacher booklets are available from the Geoscience Australia website at: http://www.ga.gov.au/education/classroom-resources


The Woodside Australian Science Project (WASP) materials for Year 8 discuss the formation of the Bungle Bungles and Wave Rock (and some others in Australia).


The Year 8 package explores the following statement from the Australian Curriculum: Science; ‘Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within the Earth over a variety of timescales.’ The materials also focus on classification.


You can download these resources for free or you can order copies for the cost of printing and postage using a print on demand service.http://www.wasp.edu.au/mod/page/view.php?id=87


TES Australia https://www.tes.com/en-au/teaching-resources  have a number of powerpoint presentations related to Australian landforms in particular the Devil's marbles, Uluru and Flinders Ranges (Folded landforms)

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