Via the Learning from Nature blog.
Year 11 continued with their flooding coursework based on the Asian Tsunami, or is it controlled assessment?
In year 10 we continued with coasts, as a starter activity I converted some definitions into text speak, pasted and annotated them into PowerPoint, added a message tone and asked students to provide the correction terminology. I thought it was simple and effective.
I landscaped the presentation because it looks more effective on the IWB- it does work- honest!
We then went on to look at the formation of wave cut platforms, using the Angel Cake idea, we used Walnut Cake though, you’ll be happy to know there weren’t any students with nut allergies.
We then followed this up with a more adult, and dull, description, then students constructed their own diagrams.
The following lesson we considered weathering processes, we used Durdle Door as an example, again I utilised some of the clips from Dan Raven Ellison’s Learning Through Windows videos , including the impressive animation of the arch formation. I then asked students to annotate a sketch of the feature, using their knowledge of the erosion and weathering processes. I produced a support sheet to support this activity.
We finished by watching at a news story about a young man jumping from the top of the Door, it gave us an opportunity to discuss headland and bays conditions, and how strange people can be…
I’ve updated these resources under my CCEA coasts page.
Slowly preparing resources for the new GCSE specification- finally cracked the pop-up headland- complete with free standing stack and stump. Still need to write the annotation task. It can be downloaded from Slideshare. Let me know if you use it or make adaptations.
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