Conserving Nature: KS3 - Development Decisions

Conserving Nature: KS3 - Development Decisions

The balance between providing resources for a growing and technologically advanced population and protecting biodiversity is an ever-increasing problem. In this activity, students gain an insight into the work of researchers at The University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) and model the conflict between development and the needs of people and the environment. They role play a stakeholder meeting between local villagers and developers, mediated by conservation researchers, to see if they can come to an agreement on proposed development ideas. Learning Outcomes: Students learn what conservation is and why it is important Students discuss negative and positive environmental and social impacts of development to make a decision. See more at: https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/conserving-nature
OxfordUniversity
Conserving Nature: KS3 - Dam Dilemma

Conserving Nature: KS3 - Dam Dilemma

Technological development in low income countries such as Uganda is important for improving the economy and providing a better quality of life for its population. However, quite often these developments carry a risk of negatively affecting the environment and the lives of local people. The work of researchers at The University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) aims to ensure that new developments not only ‘do no harm’, but actively bring benefit to both biodiversity and local communities. In this activity students look at the positive and negative impacts of building more hydroelectric dams on Ugandan rivers. They use this information to write a balanced argument. Learning outcomes: Students learn what conservation is and how it can protect biodiversity loss Students learn to write a balanced argument, considering environmental, economic and social issues See more at: https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/conserving-nature
OxfordUniversity
London Zoo

London Zoo

This set of resources is designed for teaching a topic about London Zoo. It includes a variety of lessons (e.g. Geography, History and Science) and is suitable for KS1 and lower KS2. The planning, presentations and activities are also available individually on the TES. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources. Get in touch if you would like to help!
eddiebray
London Zoo - planning and topic title page

London Zoo - planning and topic title page

This is the medium term plan for a topic about London Zoo. The unit includes a variety of lessons (e.g. Geography, History, Science) and is suitable for KS1 and lower KS2. The presentations and activities described in this unit plan are available on the TES, either as individual lessons or as a bundle. If you like this resource, please review it. If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help.
eddiebray
Matching animals to their habitat

Matching animals to their habitat

This lesson is suitable for children in KS1 and lower KS2. It is part of a wider unit about London Zoo and is an ideal preparatory lesson for a trip there. It can also be used as a Science lesson as part of the Living Things and their Habitats programme of study. The animals have escaped at the zoo and the keeper needs your help! The colourful presentation first encourages children to describe the features of animals. A group activity then challenges children to match animals to their names, description and habitat. It includes a variety of animals including fish, birds, mammals, insects and amphibians. In the activity, children match animals to their description and habitat. It is differentiated three ways: LA - Children just match animals to their habitats. MA -Children match animals to their description and habitat. UA - Children fill in the names of the animals and match them to their description and habitat. Finally, an extension activity challenges children to classify animals as fish, birds, mammals, insects or amphibians. If you like this resource, please review it! If you have any suggestions or feedback, contact me at eddiebray@yahoo.co.uk. I am also looking for teachers to test new resources – please get in touch if you would like to help.
eddiebray
KS3 Endangered species

KS3 Endangered species

Lesson includes lesson launch activity, emotive video with debate questions, heads and tails activity, hyperlink to video about saving the rhino with related questions and ideas for homework.
fourstripe
Brazil assessment thematic and detailed mark scheme and feedback lesson

Brazil assessment thematic and detailed mark scheme and feedback lesson

Brazil assessment thematic and detailed mark scheme and feedback lesson Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: apply knowledge in exam conditions This lesson has knowledge checks with a self assessment opportunity as well as and assessment opportunity with success criteria. The main lesson is on Smart Notebook and resources are in PPT format or word. Resources for the lesson saved in the attachment section (paper clip) on the SNB.
carolinemcleggan5
Cause and effect of deforestation in Malaysia- orangutan link

Cause and effect of deforestation in Malaysia- orangutan link

Cause and effect of deforestation in Malaysia- orangutan link Learning objective/WALT (We are learning to): WALT: Describe the causes and effects of environmental destruction WALT: Categorise information WALT: Apply knowledge to a cause study This lesson has knowledge checks with a self assessment opportunity as well as an assessment opportunity with success criteria. All resources are included in the PPT.
carolinemcleggan5
Ecosystems and Biomes

Ecosystems and Biomes

Ecosystems and Biomes learning objective/WALT (We are learning to) WALT: present information graphically- analyse and interpret graphs using data-describe the locations of Biomes Main lesson is in smart notebook. Resources are attached to the smart notebook, click the paper clip on the dashboard to view attachments. This lesson has knowledge checks and peer assessment
carolinemcleggan5
Structure of the rainforest poem

Structure of the rainforest poem

A poem for students to explore the structure of the rainforest. For more information check out my blog; https://mrsgeographyblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/structure-of-the-rainforest-poem
MrsGeography16
(8 resources) 1-9 gcse ks3 geography use modify landscape for water environment scheme

(8 resources) 1-9 gcse ks3 geography use modify landscape for water environment scheme

A lesson that explores the social, economic & environmental impacts of the Elan Valley to Birmingham water transfer scheme. Students use the information sheet (no need for books). Promotes independent learning. Pupils have a choice of tasks. Assessment task also provided. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
(4 resources) ks3 waste geography ewaste managing resources environmental human 1-9

(4 resources) ks3 waste geography ewaste managing resources environmental human 1-9

A super lesson that explores e-waste. Students use the information sheet (no need for books) to create a mindmap. SEND resource included too. The gcse style question sheet puts learning into a context. I would recommend printing the information sheet in colour & in A3 & laminating it, to be used again. The cartoon strip is best in A3 too. Links well to much of the new 1-9 specification and was used as part of the KS3 SOW.
andymcstump
full SOW for ecosystems geography gcse 1-9 habitats rainforest reefs (over 25 resources)

full SOW for ecosystems geography gcse 1-9 habitats rainforest reefs (over 25 resources)

This includes dozens of very high quality resources that have taken an estimated 30 hours to plan & create. Lessons have been designed to be fun, creative and promote a high level of independence. It has all of the learning needed for coverage of the new 1-9 gcse geography specification. Includes lessons on: The great barrier reef (uses, importance & sustainable management). The Amazon Rainforest (uses, importance & sustainable management). Water cycle Nutrient cycle Biotic & abiotic components of ecosystems. Also includes a full SOW for paper 1 (Living in the UK) of the OCR 1-9 specification.
andymcstump
ocr a gcse ecosystems start of unit 1-9 content outline unit

ocr a gcse ecosystems start of unit 1-9 content outline unit

A front sheet that outlines the content needed for the ecosystems work covered in the gcse geography OCR A specification. These are great as a coverage check and also to demonstrate progress over time. I often get pupils to populate it with knowledge at both the start & end of a unit.
andymcstump
ecosystems 1-9 gcse great barrier reef sustainable management habitat biodiversity science

ecosystems 1-9 gcse great barrier reef sustainable management habitat biodiversity science

A superb series of activities linked to the Great Barrier Reef. Pupils create a case board (like the ones seen in crime films). They use the info sheet to independently get all of the information needed. I have also included blah blah questions. These are designed to enable pupils to pick out the key words in a question and still be able to answer it, even if they don’t understand all of what the question is asking. Designed for the new 1-9 gcse geography specifications.
andymcstump
geography ecosystems 1-9 OCR AQA gcse ks3 rainforest sustainable management uses amazon

geography ecosystems 1-9 OCR AQA gcse ks3 rainforest sustainable management uses amazon

A great lesson (takes about 3 in total to complete) about the Amazon Rainforest. Students create a newspaper article related to: why it should be saved, why its destroyed and how it is being sustainably managed. Resources are high quality and include all of the key ingredients to allow pupils to access the learning. I have also included a gcse exam style question so as to assess learning and put it into a context. There is also a feedback sheet that simply needs printing and giving to the pupils. This is a very highly effective lesson that promotes independence and creativity along with high level literacy. Planned for OCR, but links to all of the new 1-9 geography specifications.
andymcstump
full SOW (over 20 resources) modifying the landscape for food and water gcse geography 1-9 unit of study

full SOW (over 20 resources) modifying the landscape for food and water gcse geography 1-9 unit of study

This bundle contains all of the resources and materials to teach all of the key content related to the GCSE 1-9 specification. Over 20 resources that took an estimated 25 hours to plan and create. Lessons include: Trawling for food Water transfer scheme Mechanisation of farming Hedgerow removal. Lessons are creative and engaging and designed to allow independent learning. Mark sheets are often included to allow for simple & quick teacher feedback.
andymcstump
water management resource geography science 1-9 gcse ks3 modifying the landscape social uk

water management resource geography science 1-9 gcse ks3 modifying the landscape social uk

A great lesson that covers the human, social and environmental impacts of water transfer schemes in the UK. 8 resources in total (took about 10 hours to create). This is based on the gravity scheme that transports water from the Elan valley to Birmingham. Pupils have a choice of tasks and promotes independence & creativity. I have also included marking sheets that just need printing off. The GCSE links really tests their understanding. Covers most new 1-9 gcse geography specifications.
andymcstump
Biomes Fact File Template

Biomes Fact File Template

I used this during my biomes topic with my year 3/4 class. Its asks key questions that children had to research to complete a fact file on each world biome.
HeatherLR72
Deforestation; effects and management

Deforestation; effects and management

This is a KS3 lesson on the effects and management of tropical rainforests. Key facts about the lesson are: The content covered by the lesson are; the effects of deforestation (local and global) and the main strategies used to manage rainforests. Learning resources used in the lesson are; a quiz, a video clip, Amazon case study hand out, management strategies hand out, writing task with guidance and peer assessment. The lesson is planned in detail and all of the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. If you have a textbook on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest then this can be used instead of the case study resources included on the ppt. Now just download and teach!
suddy23
Rainforest words and pictures for class display

Rainforest words and pictures for class display

These high quality images offer a great way to illustrate rainforests in the classroom. Well designed, and complete with commonly used rainforest vocabulary, they help to enhance any classroom quickly and easily. There are 11 weather images and 20 weather words for you to print off. These images can be printed in A4 size or A3 size with no loss of quality and if you laminate them, they make a great learning tool which you can use again and again.
idj
The Weirdo Novel Study

The Weirdo Novel Study

This 56-page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Weirdo by Theodore Taylor. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. About the Novel: Chip Clewt, known simply as the weirdo, lives like a hermit in the Powhatan Swamp, a National Wildlife Refuge that is at the center of a heated controversy between local hunters and environmentalists. A hunting ban on the Powhatan is about to expire. The environmentalists want to protect the wildlife; the hunters are oiling their guns. Then someone completely unexpected comes forward to spearhead the conservation effort - the weirdo. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
erinbrasington
Sustainable Tourism & Ecolodges

Sustainable Tourism & Ecolodges

This lesson introduces the concept of ‘sustainable toursim’ and then students are given a task of designing an eco-lodge according to the principles of sustainability. there is a peer assessment grid to judge the sustainability of pupil designs. This lesson was made for the Unit 1 examinatioin for Btec Travel and Tourism, but equally as good for Ks3 Geography.
victoriabennett
Rainforest Protection and Use Decision Making Task

Rainforest Protection and Use Decision Making Task

Ideal for KS3 or KS4. The worksheet deals with land use in the Indonesian rainforest and asks pupils to read about the standpoints of different groups including miners, farmers, local council members and others and make a decision on how to use the rainforest most effectively. This culminates in pupils using a map of Borneo (given on the worksheet) to zone different land uses in the most appropriate places and explain why they chose each area. The sheet can work as an activity on its own or could be used to scaffold a debate task. Resource created for the Environmental Management part of Geography IGCSE Theme 3 but could be used at various levels as the language in the task is not too challenging.
morgancc
Geography KS3/4 Extension Task Bundle

Geography KS3/4 Extension Task Bundle

10 Tasks which should take around 10-15 lessons to complete. A selection of Geography Extension tasks covering topics such as Industry, Volcanoes, Energy use, Water Use, Tourism, Development indicators, Farming and Environmental Management. Most of the resources are targeted at Theme 3 of the IGCSE international syllabus but could be used for KS3 or KS4 as well as National 4/5.
morgancc
WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 18- TEST with DETAILED MARKSHEME AND FEEDBACK SHEET!

WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 18- TEST with DETAILED MARKSHEME AND FEEDBACK SHEET!

This is the assessment for theme 5. It contains a range of different exam questions from different exam boards which focus on different style of questions. The marksheme is very detailed and gives everything that is needed to mark the paper. It contains a feedback sheet which helps you as teachers to give concise and detailed/ targeted feedback. Any feedback on this lesson would be a great help for future lessons uploaded onto here. JPMathsandGeography
Pedley123
WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 17- Sustainable Management of Savannah and Assessed H/W

WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 17- Sustainable Management of Savannah and Assessed H/W

This lesson is the 17th lesson in the fifth theme of the new WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 specification for geography. This lesson looks at how the savannah can be managed sustainably. The 10 minutes on sheet helps students engage and recap on previous lessons work on the savannah- the sheet idea came from Jen Monk. Most of the activities are on the powerpoint. As this is the last teaching lesson, pupils will as homework have to complete the assessed homework, which helps them to focus their revision on areas of weakness after it is marked. The markscheme is detailed which will help you as teachers to be able to mark the assessed homework with ease. The other homework is to research a small scale ecosystem of sand dunes (this can obviously be changed). Any feedback on this lesson would be a great help for future lessons uploaded onto here. JPMathsandGeography
Pedley123
WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 16- Rainforest Sustainable Management

WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 16- Rainforest Sustainable Management

This lesson is the 16th lesson in the fifth theme of the new WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 specification for geography. This lesson looks at different strategies that can be used to sustainably manage the rainforest. The 10 minutes on sheet is the starter to get pupils thinking about what they have learnt already about rainforests by recapping over previous lessons worth of work. The idea for the sheet came from the marvelous Jen Monk (@Jennnnnn_x). The keep it, bin it, build it sheet came from the brilliant Paul (@ploguey). The lesson contains exam practise with the marking sheet so you can easily mark students work and students can get use to a consistent and easy marking sheet. Any feedback on this lesson would be a great help for future lessons uploaded onto here. JPMathsandGeography
Pedley123
WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 14- Human Activity on the Rainforest

WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 14- Human Activity on the Rainforest

This lesson is the 14th lesson in the fifth theme of the new WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 specification for geography. This lesson looks at how humans are impacting the tropical rainforest. Pupils learn this through an example of the Amazon Rainforest and pupils look at the positives and negatives of human activity. Any feedback on this lesson would be a great help for future lessons uploaded onto here. JPMathsandGeography
Pedley123
WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 13- Wind Power!

WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 13- Wind Power!

This lesson is the 13th lesson in the fifth theme of the new WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 specification for geography. This lesson looks at Gwynt y Môr offshore wind far. Pupils research into the wind far and answer the summarising knowledge questions which helps them to do exam practise. The basic information is also on the powerpoint. Any feedback on this lesson would be a great help for future lessons uploaded onto here. JPMathsandGeography
Pedley123
WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 11 and 12- The Savannah Grasslands

WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 SPEC- Theme 5- Lesson 11 and 12- The Savannah Grasslands

These are the 11th and 12th lessons in the fifth theme of the new WJEC/ WJEC Eduqas 2016 specification for geography. Lesson 11 looks at the Savannah Grassland characteristics- climate, vegetation and why they are found where they are found. (This lesson is similar to lesson 9) Lesson 12 looks at the different processes that operate in the Savannah. The worksheet for lesson 12 helps pupils to summarise what they have covered over the 2 lessons. Any feedback on this lesson would be a great help for future lessons uploaded onto here. JPMathsandGeography
Pedley123