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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

Earthquake mitigation, Reducing the effects from earthquakes

Earthquake mitigation, Reducing the effects from earthquakes

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2 HOUR lesson looks at how the damage from natural hazards can be reduced. A card-sort task is used to provide examples of prediction, protection and planning. A research task is used to look into how retrofitting and modern building techniques can reduce the chance of structural damage. An 8 mark exam question is included, with guidance and a basic writing frame for weaker pupils.

By gy07lc

Comparing 2010 Haiti (LIC) earthquake to 1995 Kobe (HIC) earthquake (Causes, effects and responses)

Comparing 2010 Haiti (LIC) earthquake to 1995 Kobe (HIC) earthquake (Causes, effects and responses)

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 1-2 HOUR lesson teaches pupils the skills needed to compare earthquakes in countries of differing economic development. The lesson looks at the earthquakes causes, as well as their contrasting effects and response. The resource includes information sheets on the two case studies (Haiti and Kobe), as well as a comparison table. An A3 information collection sheet is used to consolidate the case study information. This can also be used alongside documentaries on the two events.

By gy07lc

Earthquake case studies, Earthquake research task, Earthquake in HIC compared to LIC

Earthquake case studies, Earthquake research task, Earthquake in HIC compared to LIC

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 4 HOUR resource includes two lessons; a case study of an earthquake in a LIC (Haiti), as well as one in a HIC (Christchurch). The lessons use internet based research to teach the case studies through pupil led learning. A worksheet to direct research is included as well as scene setting PowerPoints and video clips.

By gy07lc

An introduction to Earthquakes, Recording & measuring earthquakes, Richter and Mercalli scale

An introduction to Earthquakes, Recording & measuring earthquakes, Richter and Mercalli scale

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This 2 hour lesson investigates what an earthquake is, as well as how they are measured and recorded. A map task used for pupils to reflect on where earthquakes occur. A flow diagram task is included on the causes of earthquakes as well as interactive slides of how seismometers work. A student led role play task is used to teach the Richter scale and card sort task for the Mercalli scale. Additional homework task included.

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 Climate Around the World Bundle

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

A collection of KS1 resources on the topic of climate around the world. 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 Our Home Bundle

KS1 Our Home Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of a KS1 topic about our home, and the places where we live. 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