Coasts - Transport and Deposition

Full lesson covering coastal transport and deposition. Students will define the different types of transport and describe the process of longshore drift. They will also be able to describe the process of deposition and describe how it results in the formation of depositional landforms such as sand spits, tombolos, sand bars and beaches. Students will also be able to describe and explain the formation of sand dunes, as well as creating a food web for a sand dune ecosystem.

Content will be covered in 2-3 lessons, maybe 4 depending on ability and needs of students.

Aimed at KS3 but has links to the AQA GCSE specification. Case studies included in the lesson are local to the academy at which the lesson was taught but can be altered. Can be differentiated for low and high ability students with opportunities to stretch and challenge students. Suggestions can be found in the notes section at the bottom of each slide.

All resources included: Transport definitions; sand spit formation and diagrams; case study OS maps; sand dune formation sentences; sand dune food task. Differentiated versions of some of these resources are included. Images of some of the resources only show a section. The full resource can be viewed when downloaded.

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  • Coasts---Transport-and-deposition---TES.pptx
  • Transport-definition-match-up-differentiated----3-sets.docx
  • Spit-formation-diagrams---6-diagrams.docx
  • Spit-formation-sentences-differentiated---3-sets.docx
  • Dawlish-Warren-Physical-features-map---3-diagrams.docx
  • Dawlish-Warren-land-use-OS-map---4-diagrams.docx
  • Sand-dune-formation-sentences---2-sets.docx
  • Sand-dune-formation-sentences-differentiated---2-sets.docx
  • Sand-dune-food-web-worksheet-with-answers.docx
  • Sand-dune-food-web-worksheets.docx
  • Sand-dune-food-web-worksheets-differentiated.docx

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Created: Sep 24, 2019

Updated: Sep 30, 2019

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