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3. Taiga Deforestation Culprits Edexcel B 8.4 a & b

3. Taiga Deforestation Culprits Edexcel B 8.4 a & b

This lesson covers Edexcel B points 8.4 a&b. I first imagined it like a murder mystery party where the students have to decide which factor is responsible for deforestation. However each 'culprit' has a big role to play in this so the activities changed, but still under that kind of light. First they have to label an empty nutrient cycle digram, recapping lesson 2. Then they read the culprit cards and write a more or more statement playing off the roles of each culprit to deforestation. After this they have to organise the culprits in to a diamond 9, then lastly they have to put their opinion on the opinion line and annotate it. This was a really good lesson for debate as I kept the human and physical factors in one lesson rather than separating them out. You could do some flip learning by giving out the culprit cards before the lesson so they are ready for the activities in class. I think I also used flip learning for this one using verso app I uploaded some videos on each culprit so they had an idea about the impacts already. The photos of pine cones were because I took in pine cones to demonstrate the adaptation of closed and open cones related to forest fires releasing seeds from the closed cones. This was good because the students had never seen pine cones before and called them acorns, a good little learning point.
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Taiga 2 nutrient cycle and food web Edexcel B 8.2b

Taiga 2 nutrient cycle and food web Edexcel B 8.2b

This activity starts with a Kahoot quiz based on Taiga 1 lesson, so you may have to make one/find one or make a paper quiz or a find someone who activity. It then goes on to do a sentence finisher activity. Following this there is an obvious implications activity where children look at the resources and have to comment on them (adapted layers of inference framework from Margret Roberts). I normally pass this out A3 size and they pass them around in a conveyor belt, I have added this in PDF and ppt so you could add more images as these children had iPads so all children had every image. The last activity is a survival challenge to think about how animals survive in the Taiga / Boreal forest.
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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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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 Human Revision Guides

AQA Human Revision Guides

3 x revision guides covering the human aspect 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
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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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Conservation and sustainability (Galapagos study)

Conservation and sustainability (Galapagos study)

Explore conservation and biodiversity, and consider why the Galapagos is so biodiverse. Using a case study from the Islands and other examples, students will have the opportunity to investigate conservation initiatives and their implications on stakeholders. Suitable for KS3. Linked to current National Curriculum. You can find more plans and activities on the Discovering Galapagos website.
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The Living World - Revision Guide AQA GCSE

The Living World - Revision Guide AQA GCSE

A comprehensive revision guide for the AQA GCSE topic The Living World. 32 pages covering all optional and compulsory aspects of the module (ecosystems, tropical rainforests, hot deserts and cold environments). This is the PDF version of the revision guide. For the editable Word version please visit thisisgeography.co.uk
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Meaning and Concepts in Hydrosphere

Meaning and Concepts in Hydrosphere

This resource explains what hydrosphere means. It explains the structure of hydrosphere and importance of hydrosphere to man.The resource uses photographs to show hydro-logical cycles.Water related issues and problems and how to solve the problems. Prepared for Geography IGCSE.
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