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Tectonic hazards

Tectonic hazards

This 7 WEEK full scheme of work provides all the teaching and learning materials needed, to deliver the AQA tectonic hazards specification for exams from 2018 onwards. This high quality package starts with an insight into natural hazards and hazard risk. The scheme then investigate the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics, to provide the required background knowledge. The location of both earthquakes and volcanoes in relation to plate boundaries is covered; as well as the physical processes taking place at constructive, conservative, destructive and collision boundaries. Case studies of earthquakes in two counties of contrasting levels of development is included, to show both primary and secondary effects, as well as short and long term responses. Pupils are later taught why people continue to live near these hazards despite the risks, and consider how monitoring, prediction and protection can mitigate their effects.

By gy07lc

Plate tectonics, Our cracked Earth

Plate tectonics, Our cracked Earth

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1 HOUR resource teaches pupils about the characteristics of the crust. There is a jigsaw based task to illustrate the cracked nature of the planets surface as well as a worksheet to name the main plates. A video and writing guide is provided to help pupils explain mantle convection.

By gy07lc

Why do people live near volcanoes, Benefits of living near volcanoes

Why do people live near volcanoes, Benefits of living near volcanoes

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1-2 HOUR lesson uses pupil led learning to investigate the hazards volcanoes pose. The lesson then considers how tourism, farming, geothermal energy and resources can encourage people to live near these hazards despite of the danger they present. An independent decision making task is used to test pupils understanding.

By gy07lc

Plate boundaries

Plate boundaries

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2-3 HOUR lesson introduces the two crust types as well as the four plate boundaries. Pupils learn through a game, as well as a dance, the names of and movement at the different boundaries. A wide range of differentiated worksheets for higher and lower abilities are included on each boundary as well as catchphrase and taboo games as plenary tasks.

By gy07lc

The structure of the Earth, Layers of the Earth, An introduction to tectonics

The structure of the Earth, Layers of the Earth, An introduction to tectonics

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2 HOUR introductory lesson to tectonics looks at the structure of the Earth, investigating the crust, mantle and core. The lesson includes a music video to help pupils remember the Earth's layers, as well as a card-sort task and several learning games.

By gy07lc

KS2: Earth Matters: Volcanoes Bundle

KS2: Earth Matters: Volcanoes Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of Earth matters and volcanoes. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS2 Earth Matters: Earthquakes Bundle

KS2 Earth Matters: Earthquakes Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of earthquakes. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS2 Comparing People and Places Bundle

KS2 Comparing People and Places Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of comparing people and places. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS2 Modern Europe Bundle

KS2 Modern Europe Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources that can be used as part of a Modern Europe topic. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS1 Oceans and Seas of the World Bundle

KS1 Oceans and Seas of the World Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of an oceans and seas of the world topic for KS1 students. Includes the UK, oceans and seas around the world, and waves. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Volcanoes - Where are they located? (Complete lesson)

Volcanoes - Where are they located? (Complete lesson)

This set of teacher resources includes a PowerPoint, a worksheet and teacher notes . It is designed to teach how volcanoes are mostly located on plate boundaries. It looks at the different types of plate boundary and at a cross section of a plate boundary. It then goes on to teach about lines of longitude and latitude and the pupils have the task to locate 20 famous volcanoes on a blank world map using their longitude and latitude coordinates.

By idj

Volcanic Eruptions: an interdisciplinary approach

Volcanic Eruptions: an interdisciplinary approach

This resource makes use of a variety of educational approaches to introduce learners to volcanoes and various aspects of geology. There are four lessons in this resource that lead on from one another. Lesson 1: Volcano Experiments The Lesson 1 Resource Pack contains instructions for carrying out three experiments that model different volcanic processes. There is a worksheet for each experiment for pupils to complete, containing instructions and questions. There is also a PowerPoint presentation that can be used at the beginning of the lesson to introduce the class to the topic. Teacher’s notes are included for the presentation and experiments. There are also two levels of worksheet included for the experiments to suit different levels of ability. Lesson 2: ‘The Debate to Save Heimaey’ This lesson involves a story-telling element about the town of Heimaey, Iceland which faced a decision over whether to save their town or their harbour when a local volcano unexpectedly erupts. There is a debate element where learners will discuss this issue from different characters’ perspectives. There is a PowerPoint presentation to aid the story-telling element. There is also a creative writing element where learners write a postcard reflecting on their character’s experience of the eruption. Lesson 3: Volcanic Eruption Research During this lesson, pupils in groups research information to find facts about a historic volcanic eruption. The aim of the lesson is for each group to research information about their eruption, and to then present this information visually as a poster, and verbally as a presentation to the rest of the class. This lesson also contains a PowerPoint presentation on Volcanic Hazards and one on comparing Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Teacher’s notes on these presentations are included. Lesson 4: Arthur’s Seat Field Trip This field trip is the final lesson in the Living with Volcanoes series. It allows pupils to combine all the aspects they have learnt in the previous lessons in order to study an extinct volcano in their local area, while also providing the opportunity for outdoor learning. Additional Material: Meet the Scientist Also included in the resource is a ‘Meet the Scientist’ resource about the author of the resource who is currently a PhD students studying volcanoes. It includes a PowerPoint presentation of photos and text and a word document giving a brief biography of Isla Simmons. Created as part of the School of Geosciences' Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans. To find more Open Educational Resources from the University of Edinburgh, visit http://www.open.ed.ac.uk Author: Isla Simmons Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license

By OpenEd