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All coasts topic revision

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Everything you need (apart from learning it testing yourself and revising it of course) is here. Lots of videos from the time for geography website and some revision pages too.


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Britain’s disappearing coastline

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There was this excellent article in the Guardian last month. Click here to read it

Read the whole article before answering these questions (otherwise you will find them much harder to answer). Please either write out the questions in your book as well as the answers or answer in whole sentences. If you don’t do one of these two things, you will find it very hard to revise from this work

  1. What does “hold the line” mean for coastal defence?
  2. How much could sea levels rise around the UK cost by the end of the century?
  3. What does this phrase from the 6th paragraph mean” The plans to hold the line would cost more than the property and land that would be protected.”?
  4. Put this phrase from the 7th paragraph into your own words “the government only currently funds defences with at least a 6 fold cost-benefit ratio”?
  5. How many properties are currently at significant coastal flood risk” and how many is this likely to increase to by 2080?
  6. What other parts of our key infrastructure are also at risk from rising sea levels in by 2080?
  7. Why do you think the government is warning people about these possible risks to their property?
  8. Sum up what this article has said in 4 short bullet points

 

 


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Climate Change – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

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Here is another set of revision resources for WJEC EDUQAS GCSE Syllabus B. For each of the topics there will be a skeleton revision card and a key word list. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. You could work out all the key words first and then use them to help you answer the questions on the skeleton cards or you could start with the cards and work out the key words as you go along. Be aware that summing up each topic with just 4-8 questions means that you will need to spend a lot of time on each one to cover the whole topic properly.

Key words 2.4 Climate change

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I would really appreciate your feedback on what you like and would like altered and improved. Thank you.


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Project Puffin

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Just look at the geography in this RSPB project! The map is vital and central to their studies. The knowledge about climate change and its affects on food chains is also central and exactly what we look at in year 9 and year 11 Geography lessons

600 people have sent in 1400 photos of Puffins and tagged the location so that the scientists can look for patterns in where the puffins are and what they are feeding on.

Here is a similar story from National geographic that is 8 years old. Which shows how long the problem has been going on for.

 

Thinking Questions:

  1. What is happening to sea temperatures?
  2. What is the name of the Puffins favourite food (especially for feeding their young)?
  3. How has sea temperature change affected this fish?
  4. How does the scarcity of this fish change puffins breeding habits? and how has it affected where they have to find their food?