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Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Full KS2 unit of work for Environmental Issues (also known as Fragile Environments). This unit explores the world's environmental issues including the Antarctic, coral reefs and endangered animals. All lessons are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. Most suitable for KS2, years 5 or 6. All lessons have a starter and learning objectives. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.uk Lesson sequence: 1 - What threats does our planet face? 2 - What is climate change? 3 - What is a fragile environment? 4 - Antarctic Factfile 5 - What are coral reefs? 6 - What are threats to coral reefs? 7 - How are we protecting coral reefs? 8 - Antarctic ICT 9 - Endangered species 10 - Animal presentations prep 11 - Animal presentations to class 12 - Save the animals 13 - Revision 14 - End of unit test Also includes Geography Literacy mat and Geography Numeracy/Map Skills mat. Links to National Curriculum: - Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features - locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities - Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
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1. Taiga: plant and animal adaptations to climate Edexcel B 8.2a

1. Taiga: plant and animal adaptations to climate Edexcel B 8.2a

This lesson starts with matching biomes. Then is a market place activity. The resources are a post card from their teacher who 'went to Canada'. You can add in your school name and children's names to the post cards in the blanks. I also advise organising the groups into 6 before the class, their is space for this in the ppt. You could differentiate because the climate post card is easier than the plants and animals post card. The key words have been highlighted in all. They make visual posters from their post card and teach each other about their information. Afterwards they have to write back to the teacher being explicit about how abiotic and biotic features are interdependent. This covers the new Edexcel B Specification. I used it for year 10's. Some people call Taiga the Boreal forest.
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Biomes Map

Biomes Map

An activity that gets children to create a key and colour in the world map accordingly based on different biomes. Included to help is a map of the world highlighting the different regions.
krisgreg30
AQA Physical Revision Guides

AQA Physical Revision Guides

3 x revision guides covering the physical aspect of the new AQA Geography GCSE Physical Landscapes in the UK - 37 pages The Challenge of Natural Hazards - 24 pages The Living World - 32 pages
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AQA Revision Guides

AQA Revision Guides

6 x revision guides covering all of the new AQA Geography GCSE Urban Issues and Challenges - 35 pages The Changing Economic World - 31 pages The Challenge of Resource Management - 31 pages Physical Landscapes in the UK - 37 pages The Challenge of Natural Hazards - 24 pages The Living World - 32 pages
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Research a geographical area/continent

Research a geographical area/continent

A very simple template/proforma for children to fill in as they research a geographical area. This can easily be trimmed to fit on an A4 page in a book. Two versions have been included: an editable word document version and a PDF version. Areas to be researched are: Place/s of interest Continent/s? Approximately how many people live there? What notable wildlife has their habitat there? What notable bodies of water are at the location or nearby? What natural resources (oil, wood, metals etc) are present? What other continents or countries are nearest?
GalvaniseEDU
California Wildfires 2017 Case Study

California Wildfires 2017 Case Study

FREE with code OUTSTANDINGOCT for new Tes customers! A lesson created during the week of the California Wildfires October 2017. Created for SEN students this is a visual resource, consisting of a PowerpPoint, lesson plan, reading comprehension, source carousel activity and peer assessment/. Written as one lesson, but could stretch over two if independent research is carried out, depending on the level of your learners.7 Please leave a review.
jillyjones1987
FRANCINE THE BURROWING FROG OF THE HOT DESERT - ANIMAL ODDITY PART 1

FRANCINE THE BURROWING FROG OF THE HOT DESERT - ANIMAL ODDITY PART 1

Students are usually interested in the unusual, the different or the odd. Here's an example of 3 -probably 4 - animals of the desert who in terms of their basic biology don't seem to be suited to the hot desert environment. This first unit about a burrowing frog shows how this variety of frog - a water-loving animal can sustain itself in basically a water-deficient environment. This can be used as a standalone unit in Primary or lower Secondary classes. For some Primary students the vocabulary and concepts may be a little difficult. If that's the case you can just screen the material and discuss Francine's story. At a more detailed level this unit is about adaptation and species sustainability. You may wish to include it in your destination studies; arid lands studies or location studies or you may just be looking for something ready made for your students. The debate at the end is designed to check student level of understanding. The attachments are included so that you can provide copies - either in black and white or colour. Find out how Francine copes in two environments - the underground micro-environment and the above ground macro-environment. This is part 1 of the series on animal oddities.
KPolkinghorne
Porter P. Bear: The Earth Detective Activity Book - For Ages: 7 – 10 Years

Porter P. Bear: The Earth Detective Activity Book - For Ages: 7 – 10 Years

Porter P. Bear: The Earth Detective Activity Book (BLM) aims to encourage students to develop environmental awareness through the adventure of Porter P. Bear as he investigates the cause of melting icecaps in his Arctic home. This BLM activity book is designed to be used with the library resource book, Porter P. Bear The Earth Detective. Activites are HSIE/Society and Environment and Science based and are outcome linked. This is a Photocopy Master ebook (27 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format. Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications. Author: Lauren Princi
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Geography Display Board Posters

Geography Display Board Posters

Geography Topic Theme Posters - Great for use on display boards in classrooms and around the school - Eye catching and professional designs Topics Include: + Global Locations + Mapping Skills + Weather & Climate + Industry & Transport
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