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Revising small scale ecosystem: sand dunes

studlandHere is a powerpoint to guide you through what you need to revise. small scale ecosystem revision.

Basically, what you need to know about a small scale ecosystem is split into 3 parts: (however I do think 2 and 3 are really 2 parts of the same idea)

  1. What are the characteristics of a sand dune ecosystem?
  2. How do they benefit local communities?
  3. What management issues are there for looking after sand dune ecosystems?

The text book we use is good for this (whereas there is nothing on sand dunes in the revision guide). Here are some photos of the relevant pages. Open the powerpoint above and you will find the revision tasks you can complete for this.

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Revising UK weather and Climate

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Here is the powerpoint from the lesson including the resources from the book we used. The exam board revision guide covers this on pages 72-77

Powerpoint is here high low pressure revision y11

The knowledge organiser is here UK_Weather_Knowledge_Organiser_b (adapted from another geography teacher. (If any teacher know whom please let me know so I can credit. thanks)


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When a new river appears overnight

This article shows how people can set off unpredictable responses from the climate, the land and the river systems. Watch the video first and then read the whole article before considering these questions:

And if you dont want to read the article and only want to watch the video …..

  1. Where is this story located?
  2. How deep and wide and long are the new rivers?
  3. What are the 3 main reasons new rivers have appeared?
  4. Why have so many farms been converted to soy beans? How has the loss of small farms made the problem worse?
  5. Why is the government finding it hard to deal with the problem? (Think about global warming and the countries finances)
  6. Who do you think most loses out in this story?


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Revising why rivers flood

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Below is a powerpoint designed to help you revise this part of the Rivers and River Management topic. It covers why rivers flood. Beware you have to do the work to revise. this is no quick fix.

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This is designed to go with the skeleton revision card and key word list I created earlier


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Revising River processes and Landforms

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Below is a powerpoint designed to help you revise this part of the Rivers and River Management topic. It covers processes and landforms. Beware you have to do the work to revise. this is no quick fix.

Revising river processes and landforms

Also here is a Kahoot! quiz to get you started (just the 10 questions)

These two are there to compliment the skeleton revision card and key word list I created earlier


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Tragedy of the Commons

Sometimes things just fall into place. And a lesson on this topic seems to be a case in point. I have seen this phrase a few times on line in the last couple of months and not known what it meant. Then I was sent a link to a TED-Ed page and one of their videos. This is an excellent resource and not just for geography either. I used it in a tutor time and my Year 10s were made to think and reflect. While this was happening, an English teacher visited us and she enthusiastically noted how these themes also fitted in very nicely with “An Inspector Calls” which they are studying for GCSE!

TED-Ed supply some excellent ideas for making a lesson out of this video as well.


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Fly Like an Eagle

 

This beautiful footage is of a white tailed eagle is from over the Orkney islands.

 

It made me think.

  1. How many coastal features can you see?
  2. Are the features mainly caused by erosion or deposition?
  3. You can see a wave cut platform quite a few times in the clip. What used to be on top of the present day wave cut platform and how was it formed?
  4. A block of the coast seems to have partly, or maybe even wholly, separated from the rest (look at the clip between 00:10 to 00:20 and again between 02:10 and 02:55. How has this happened? what coastal processes do you think caused this block to come away from the mainland and what evidence in the clip could you use to back up your theory? can you see evidence for in the clip?