The Canadian Shield:
Location & Landscape
Here are some Web sites to help
you with your research.
Canada's Earth Materials
The Canadian Shield covers such
a huge part of the country, there's a good chance that if you don't live
there, you may at least have visited! If you have, then you may already
know that there are many interesting landscapes and landforms to see.
You can view some of these through the many pictures at this Web site.
To see these images, select a region within the Canadian Shield and a
list of landforms.
Do you want to learn more about
how the ancient rocks of the Canadian Shield were formed? Do you like
working with interactive maps? Then this is the Web site for you. You
can use this map to see the many geological features of the Canadian Shield.
By using the interactive layers, you can gain an understanding of how
these features came together millions of years ago.
If you've worked with the interactive
map at Geoscape and you still have questions, try this Web site. It offers
clear information about the rocks of the Canadian Shield.
Web site from Natural
Resources Canada provides you with a map showing
the materials that make up Canada's physical landscape.
to get an outline map of the Canadian Shield.
at the Natural Resources Canada Web link.
the two pink-coloured rocks shown in the legend of the Natural Resources
these rock patterns on your outline map of the Canadian Shield. Make
a map legend.
at the Natural Resources Canada Web link again.
on the Canadian Shield link in the left column beside the map to view
photographs of the region. Examine the two photos (Figure 32: Volcanic
Rock and Figure 33: Folded Gneiss) and make three observations about
why it is difficult for plants to grow in this landscape.
you have finished your work, evaluate the Web site by completing the appropriate
statements in parts A and B.
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