Coasts: Weathering and Mass Movement

AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at the different types of weathering and mass movement.

We start with a true or false retrieval practice quiz on wave types from the previous lesson.

We then introduce the concept of weathering and proceed to look at mechanical, biological and chemical weathering. The pupils have a variety of annotation, drawing and question tasks to complete on the worksheet.
Moving on to mass movement, the pupils get a second worksheet with 4 different slopes on. The pupils then are given information on each type of mass movement. They sketch the type of mass movement onto their slope and add labels. We finish with a simple GCSE-style question which I get the pupils to answer on a post-it note.

In a nutshell lesson includes:

True or False starter on wave types
Weathering activity sheet with diagrams and questions.
Mass movement ‘change the slope’ activity sheet.
Video clips where appropriate
GCSE-style question plenary

Hope this saves you some valuable planning time.

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