Archive for the ‘Tectonics’ Category
I’ve never taught volcanoes at GCSE, so this will be interesting. As a case study of primary and secondary hazards I’m returning to Eyjafjallajökull. This is my starter…
I’ve adapted a topical resource that I made at the time…
This will be followed by a classification exercise, which I will do whole class by printing the statements A4 and distributing them around the classroom. Students can then note the impacts on the provided worksheet. I’ve also included a case study summary and an example exam question. The resources, without a couple of video clips, can be downloaded below.
|Introductory PowerPoint||6.95mb pptx|
|Impact Statements||80kb pptx|
|Case study summary||60kb docx|
|Example exam question||17kb docx|
Alternatively, you can download them from my TES resource page.
A short film from Natural History Museum Ireland depicting the formation of Irelands Giants Causeway, which I’ll be making use of this year…
Great spot by Alan Parkinson.
Census dropped through the door and completed it online…
A good Geography FM meet this week, discussed a range of issues including achievement, revision and mobile policies. A replay can be found here. Do join us for the next one. Great website from Noel Jenkins- listening to Los Angeles -considering how to get this into a lesson.
Spent part of the weekend preparing some resources about the development of the Olympic site in Newham for CCEA GCSE spec, I’m now less a fan of the 2012 games. Nearly finished the course though…
Of course, the major breaking stories was about the Japanese tsunami. Spent much of Friday watching the live feeds and answering questions. I think the images said enough. Some interesting screenshots from the QuakeZone IPhone app.
Huge cluster of tectonic activity on the day.
Magnitude of the foreshocks and aftershocks were quite intimidating.
Lots of geographical thinking going on from various geography colleagues about how to respond to such an event. great collation of a range of ideas from Alan Parkinson. I think it’s a little too early to get to grips with the huge implications of the disaster, but will be showing the BBC Japanese news special as an overview. Considering an emotional response to the event using a 100 word challenge, simple but effective technique.
We have links with Toyota schools in Japan, I hope all our connections are safe and well at this challenging time.
Different people have various kinaesthetic ways of making tectonic plate boundaries ‘sticky’. I used this idea when teaching tectonics last year, students changed the position of their hands to represent the different plate boundaries.
There is a practice, then the names of the boundaries appear and students have to show the correct hand positions, its timed, to make it a little more challenging. Add some music and it’s an enjoyable plenary.
Remember to show the power!