Physical Geography

Earth Science

Erosional Landforms


Parent / Teacher Guide


To identify the main erosional landforms produced by glaciation

To explain the formation of the main erosional features produced by glaciation


The student should learn about:

(a) Corries;

(b) U shaped valleys;

(c) Hanging valleys;

(d) Aretes and Pyramidal Peaks

(e) Ribbon lakes

(f) Striations, Roche Moutonnee and Crag and Tail


The student should have knowledge and understanding of:

(a) How and why erosional features acquire their characteristic shapes;

(b) The processes that create different features;

(c) The use of landforms to provide evidence of past glaciation;

(d) The ways in which man uses erosional glaciated landscapes.

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