Monthly Archives: April 2015

Extreme Environment tourism Revision guide

We have studied Antarctica as an example of an extreme environment that has tourists.

I have typed up a more detailed revsion guide which can be found here….. It covers all 4 areas on Antarctica you need to revise. I have tried not to repeat too many of the notes and work you already have in it.

extreme environment revision notes

And now do an exam question or two on it to check your learning 🙂

Click here for all past exam papers

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Technology helping in the Nepal earthquake

person-finder

Google has launched a find person tool on its site to help people locate loved ones after the tragedy.

You either enter information and the name of someone who you want to find or of for someone you know the location of. The site is here

You can read how the idea has developed since it was first used in the 2010 Haiti earthquake in this interesting Daily telegraph article and on Wikipedia here

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Managing rivers Hard and soft engineering

bangladesh house on stilts

Quick name check (AGAIN) to the BBC. This time to their bitesize pages on rivers.

Click here for information on hard and soft engineering of rivers – which type of engineering is building your house on stilts?)

and here

for specific examples of River Management in Bangladesh (which conveniently was one of our flood case studies)

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coastal Landforms and Processes via the BBC

God bless the BBC. they have some “really-useful-to refer-to” pages and video clips when you need to check up on information. I have hyper-linked all the relevant ones for the coasts topic on our syllabus on this powerpoint.

BBC CLASS CLIPS – coasts

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River Landforms Revision – Water on the Land

bbc meander pic

I have written previously about answering those “using a diagram describe the formation ….” questions in the physical paper. you can find that here

One of the key aspects you need to get correct is the sequence (or order) of events and to get full marks you need the whole sequence from start to finish.  I am attaching below a revision sheet to help you learn the sequence for the formation of :

  • waterfalls and gorges
  • V shaped valleys
  • floodplains
  • levees
  • meanders and ox bow lakes

Revising River Landforms

Each part of the formation is included but is in the wrong order. you can revise this by simply working out the correct order and checking against your book, but it would also be a good idea to draw a diagram or series of diagrams to show the formation and use the statements on the sheets to annotate your drawing.

Finally you should then of course have a go at an exam question to check your learning. I have posted all the past exam questions previously and you can find them here

 

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Coastal zone Landforms Revision

Burton Bradstock

I have written previously about answering those “using a diagram describe the formation ….” questions in the physical paper. you can find that here One of the key aspects you need to get correct is the sequence (or order) of events and to get full marks you need the whole sequence from start to finish.  I am attaching below a revision sheet to help you learn the sequence for the formation of :

  • wave cut platforms
  • beaches
  • bays and headlands
  • caves, arches, stacks and stumps
  • spits and bars

Coastal Landforms Revision Sheet Each part of the formation is included but is in the wrong order. you can revise this by simply working out the correct order and checking against your book, but it would also be a good idea to draw a diagram or series of diagrams to show the formation and use the statements on the sheets to annotate your drawing. finally you should then of course have a go at an exam question to check your learning. I have posted all the past exam questions previously and you can find them here

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Make a National Park in Salisbury year 8

Year 8s will be designing a nature reserve/ National Park in the centre of Salisbury.

This is what they will do in the morning Y8 FLD in town instructions

and this is the plan for when we get back to school Y8 FLD back at school instructions

Here are some videos to help you think of some ideas. they are all on our padlet  site too. If you prefer to access them via that please click here How to attract wildlife https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiIJ3e52csA Why we need trees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gttZAuQpS4s Also 3 good websites ….. Getting butterflies into your area. Click here Gardening for bees web site . Click here Page on how to attract wildlife. Click here

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