DE727 Land Form Pans/Clay Set
The best way to learn about water and land forms is to make them with clay in small metal pans—first the island in one pan and the lake in another, showing how they are complements of each other. After one child makes these and leaves them on the shelf another can change them, seeing that islands and lakes come in many different shapes. These two easily turn into cape and bay, then peninsula and gulf, and then isthmus and strait. Land form cards and definitions and then a geography book will really make sense to a child who has had this experience. For the classroom, we recommend a set of four of the nonstick pans (5" x 1.25") and one pound of the earth-tones plastalina clay.