Welcome to Geology!

  • AS90952 - 1.13 - Formation of Surface Features in New Zealand'
  • 4 credits - Internal Assessment

Task 1

  • Gather research of the surface feature and the internal processes

Task 2

  • Write a report that explains how internal and/or external processes have affected the surface features.

Surface features could be

  • Volcanoes
  • Limestone formations
  • Sand dunes
  • Landslides
  • Glacial features
  • Fiords
  • Mountain ranges
  • Fault lines.

Internal Processes are geological processes such as

  • Collisions tectonic plates
  • Hotspots.
  • Lateral movement along tectonic plate boundaries
  • Movement along fault lines, such as folding, faulting, and uplift
  • Land movement due to earthquakes.

External Processes are processes that occur on the surface of Earth such as:

  • Erosion and weathering caused by wind, ice, water, animal and plant action, human action, and changes in sea levels.


  • Describe


  • Explain


  • elaborating, applying, justifying, relating, evaluating, comparing and contrasting, and analysing.

Lesson sequence

The Earth:


Mountain ranges

Erosion and Weathering

  • Erosion?
  • Caves?
  • 4 lessons in the computer room to gather information.
  • 4 periods to write the report.