Landslide Research

Names: Markis and Charlie



‍Final Project



‍Resources






‍Research Notes



‍Before you research, list what you think you know about landslides.


  • Landslides are when earth material starts falling down a slope.
  • Landslides can be off a mountin, hill, or on any other sort of downward slope.


‍Big Question #1: How do landslides change the earth's surface?

We will need to break this question down into smaller questions to answer our big question.
  • What is a landslides?
    • Answer: Landslides are when earth material starts falling down a downward slope. Also parts of the land start to break off.
  • What causes a landslide to occur?
    • Answer:Lanslides accour when pulls everything downward. Forces in the earth cause mountins to rise, but mass wasting puls them down.
  • How often do landslides happen?
    • Answer: They can happen at any time, but slide experts also work closely with people who predict when earthquakes and volcanoes happen also they can happen during those times.
  • What happens during a landslide?
    • Answer:Debris, mud, rock, and other earth materials move slowly or fast down the hill, slope, and mountin.
  • Where do landslides happen?
    • Answer:Landslides happen on hills, mountins, and downward slopes.
  • Why do landslides happen in some places more than others?
    • Answer: Landslides mostly happen in places with more erosion.
  • What does the earth look like after a landslide?
    • Answer:It looks like things covered in earth material after a landslide.
  • Do landslides cause any other events?
    • Answer:Landslides cause people to get caught under the earth material and debris, but earthquakes and eruptions can cause landslides.

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Your answer to Big Question #1: How do landslides change the earth's surface?
It changes the Earth's surface because the landslides makes the Earth's surface higher because the Earth's material piles up and makes the earth surface higher.



‍Big Question #2: How do volcanoes impact people?

We will need to break this question down into smaller questions to answer our big question.
  • Can people predict when a landslide is about to occur? If so, how?
    • Answer: No, you can not predict when a landslide is about to happen. (gr)
  • How do people prepare for a possible landslide?
    • Answer: They can evacuate the area. (Bishop,Walker pg.25)
  • What do people do during a landslide?
    • Answer: If a landslide is triggered by heavy rain, people have a chance to evacuate. If it is triggered by erosion they might have a chance to evacuate. If it is triggered by an earthquake or a eruption they have no chance to escape. ( google, Mrs. Jacobs)
  • What happens to people after a landslide?
    • Answer: Some people die, some people survive. Houses are ruined, and people lose belongings. (gr)
  • Do landslides ever do any good for people? Name the benefits of landslides for people.
    • Answer: Landslides have no benefit for people.

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Your answer to Big Question #2: How do landslides impact people?
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‍Research a real-life landslide.

  • Describe the event. What happened?.
    • Answer:such as the capture and drainage of water before it reaches the potential slide area; the pumping of water from wells in the slide area; and the filling in of cracks that could be pervaded by precipitation or surface water. Damage to buildings and other structures is limited through geologic exploration of construction sites and through the design and construction of earthworks.
  • Where was it?
    • Answer: It was in Nepal. (sr)
  • When did it happen?
    • Answer: On Thursday, August 8, 2002 (sr)
  • Who did it affect?
    • Answer: It effected people, villages, and wildlife. (sr)
  • Why did it happen?
    • Answer: It was caused by monsoon rains. The heavy rains caused the sides of the hills and mountains to slide down. (sr)
  • How it happen?
    • Answer:It happened because heavy rains caused sides of mountains and hills to slide down. (sr)
  • What were the long term effects?
    • Answer: The villages were losing villagers and made it harder to live. (sr)
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  • Landslide in Nepal (sr)



‍What else did you learn about landslides? Take notes here! Add pictures, video, or sound files, too!


  • Add as many bullet points as you need!
    • Make sure you cite your source underneath your note (including pictures, videos, & sounds).
  • There are different kinds of landslides such as landslides caused by rain, erosion, earthquakes, eruptions,and mat wasting.



‍Look back at what you thought you knew before you researched. Were you correct, or did you have any misconceptions? Explain.

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  • we were right about what we thought landslides were in the beginning of research, we learned a lot though.

  • Picture rock 1
  • Picture landslide in jungle water landslide
  • Picture steep hill landslide
  • Picture rock landslide 2
  • Water landslide 2
  • Aftermath landslide pic