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Project Puffin


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?



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The effects of globalisation in Nepal

Excellent video, if a little challenging for GCSE students, on Nepal and how it has been affected culturally and economically by globalisation. With a level of insight you wouldn’t find in a text book. Attached are some questions to help pupils break down and understand all the ideas.


Questions here nepal and globalisation questions

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Lovely CO2 emissions infographic

Saw this on Twitter (via @Americangeo – who seem excellent geography types and worth a follow) and had to share.

Study Questions:

  • Name 3 continental patterns you can see?
  • Why do HICs (high income countries) create more CO2 than LICs (low income countries)
  • What does this infographic tell you about the change in CO2 emissions in NICs?
  • Do you think this is a useful data source? Give reasons for your answer

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Global City, Mumbai – Grown too big too fast?

mumbai train

This article from the BBC is exactly about what we covered when looking at global cities and Mumbai – an example from a LIC or LEDC. The infrastructure is struggling to cope. In a city of maybe 23 million people (3 times that of London) 8-10 people are dying on the train tracks of every day. What can they do to make it better?