Geomorphic processes and landforms teaching resources: Geology

Resources and ideas for geography, geomorphic processes and landforms, geology, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Rock Cycle worksheet

Rock Cycle worksheet

Worksheet with all rock formation processes depicted, pupils should use the suggested words to annotate the diagram. The words are accompanied by a Key to help guide the pupils.

By clairephilly

Living in Danger Zones! Exploring living near Volcanoes

Living in Danger Zones! Exploring living near Volcanoes

The danger of living near Volcanoes. A super detailed lesson plan guides you through minute by minute. A rare 'bespoke made' volcano story board is included too which the students love!Learning Outcomes linked to progress:By the end of the lesson we will be able to... 1. IDENTIFY ways to predict and measure a Volcanic eruption - L3/42. EXAMINE the effects of a volcanic eruption - L4/53. ASSESS why people have difficulty in living in danger zones - L5/64. RECOMMEND some evacuation ground rules for people living in volcanic danger zones – L6/7 The tasks in the PPT are linked to the Levelled outcomes throughout the lesson so the teacher can measure and demonstrate progress easily with the students against their learning outcomes.Bell Task: - Mr Awesome's Dangerous photos play whilst students enter the room to engage with the topic.Starter: Bubblin' Hot video ClipMain: Teacher reads Volcano Storyboard students create. *This rare 'bespoke made story board' is linked to levelled outcomes with every stage of the story!* This evidences student progress as they engage with the story.Students create evacuation plans. Students must categorise and justify reasons.Plenary: Post it notes taskA range of engaging activities are included in this lesson:Photo identificationVideo clipVolcano StoryboardDesigning an Evacuation PlanPost it notes task*Word Mats included to help students get key words into their answers.

By nathanoj1

AQA GCSE Geography- Physical Landscapes of the UK

AQA GCSE Geography- Physical Landscapes of the UK

Lesson for the new 9-1 AQA GCSE Geography on the Physical Landscapes of the UK. Features key questions and learning outcomes, a group work starter, a main mapping activity with sheet and exam-style questions with mark scheme for plenary.This lesson requires use of an atlas. Instructions for teaching are in the notes of the powerpoint.

By josephg89

Climate change, Antarctica, sea level rise and protocols - notes and model extended answers

Climate change, Antarctica, sea level rise and protocols - notes and model extended answers

Notes on Geography Global Governance AS level climate change and Antarctica. GCSE impacts of climate change on the environment. Questions and answers relating to changes in ice shelves, a decline of the Emperor Penguin, ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Documents contain useful information on impacts of sea level rise on low-lying areas in Bangladesh, UK, areas of the Maldives and Farming areas of Egypt. Notes on External factors affecting climate change such as solar output, orbital geometry as well as internal factors. Includes common responses to climate change and model 6-10 mark answer on graph analysis in relation to the climate of Antarctica.

By ebrook_

COASTAL LANDSCAPES 1: "Little by little and stone by stone"

COASTAL LANDSCAPES 1: "Little by little and stone by stone"

Powerpoint introducing Holderness as a Case Study for coastal processesStarter: use maps to locate HoldernessMain activities: comparison of the properties of chalk (through a memorisation activity and differentiated question) and boulder clay (pupils learn one fact then swap info to answer... What is boulder clay? Where did it come from? How did it get to Yorkshire? What has it got to do with our lesson about coastal landscapes?Second part gets pupils to draw a sketch map of Holderness then to annotate features that could be lost if erosion continues (using info researched from the internet)Differentiated question: 1-3: Why are there weaknesses found in chalk? 4-6: Why is Flamborough Head prone to erosion? 7-9: What are the geological reasons for the faults found in the chalk at Flamborough Head?Plenary shows the wide range of origins for sediment found along Holderness

By pompey_rich

COASTAL LANDSCAPES 2: "Where's your head at?"

COASTAL LANDSCAPES 2: "Where's your head at?"

Powerpoint covering headlands and bays along the destructive Holderness coastStarter: use maps to locate Flamborough HeadMain activities: sketch bird's eye view diagrams showing before and after erosion has affected a discordant coastline. Followed by a differentiated question: 1-3: How do headlands and bays form? 4-6: What role have chalk and boulder clay played in the formation of Flamborough Head? 7-9: What is wave refraction and how has it affected the Flamborough landscape?Second part gets pupils to annotate a diagram to show the sequence of cave-arch-stack formation using a series of mixed-up pieces of info (so can be done as a card sort or a mystery). Class then feeds back verbally by responding to a series of images and questions Third part: pupils work together to find advantages and disadvantages of headlands and bays using clues from a large scale OS mapPlenary: pupils recap learning by describing and explaining features seen in a photo of the chalk at Flamborough

By pompey_rich

COASTAL LANDSCAPES 3: "Say hello, wave goodbye"

COASTAL LANDSCAPES 3: "Say hello, wave goodbye"

Powerpoint looking at erosion and transportation along HoldernessStarter: the properties of powerful waves, including fetchMain activities: map work to measure the fetch from Holderness to various coasts of the North Sea. Then radar diagrams are introduced, using a wind rose as an example followed by the pupils constructing a radar to show dominant wave patterns. Then the link between the UK's SW prevailing wind and how it causes NNE dominant waves. Differentiated question... 1-3: What makes a sea wave powerful? 4-6: Explain why North Sea waves can be powerful and damaging7-9: Refer to data which suggests that Holderness is threatened by powerful wavesSecond part gets pupils to draw and label diagrams to compare the features of constructive and destructive waves. They are then asked to assess photos of Holderness to decide which type of wave is affecting that coastline. Third part looks at the properties of boulder clay and why that soft geology is a problem. Differentiated question: 1-3: Why are the caravan owners worried about the erosion of the cliffs at Hornsea? 4-6: Explain why erosion of the boulder clay is a problem for Holderness7-9: Explain why the erosion of boulder clay is an economic problem for Holderness businessesPlenary: pupils are asked to show how they think a typical wave moves, then are shown an animation that describes the circular motion of real wave patterns

By pompey_rich

COASTAL LANDSCAPES SDME

COASTAL LANDSCAPES SDME

40 mark SDME assessment in the form of a Powerpoint with associated resourcesBackground: Why does Holderness suffer from severe coastal erosion? What are the advantages and disadvantages of halting erosion?Options: Why has hard engineering used to defend Hornsea? Why is soft engineering gaining popularity?Decision: Do nothing, retreat the line, hold the line or advance the line

By pompey_rich

Composition of Earth - Crust, Mantle and Core - Unit Plan with Worksheets

Composition of Earth - Crust, Mantle and Core - Unit Plan with Worksheets

As we know that earth is the home of all the living entity. But we less aware about how the earth is composed of ? This unit will explain all about the composition of earth. Hope students of grades 3rd to 9th will learn a lot. Your students will love this engaging lesson about the composition of earth and various layers/chemical part of a it! This unit in the form of PDF file includes engaging, colourful, informative, visually stimulating and eye-catching photos and diagrams as per the topic need which rarely fails to stimulate a lively class discussion.The unit includes total EIGHT different worksheets at the end. Download the preview for a FREEBIE. The following topics are covered with this unit.Introduction 1.Crust TWO TYPES OF CRUST 2. Mantle –The sub-layers of the mantle 3.CORE –Outer Core –Inner Core4. 8-Worksheets.You will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivities, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

Plate Boundaries Flip Book

Plate Boundaries Flip Book

Each plate boundary has three cards. The students will sort them into their catagories, then gule the top ridges together. This will form a flip book.

By BeckySara

Earthquakes Full SoW

Earthquakes Full SoW

Comprehensive Scheme of Work about Earthquakes, their effects and how they affect people. Written for Y8/9 EBSD boys. I use promethean and if you look at my planning there are hyperlinks to stuff too.

By asadler79

Sinkholes - KS3 Geography's TOP TEN - Lesson 1

Sinkholes - KS3 Geography's TOP TEN - Lesson 1

LESSON COVERS:discovering what sinkholes are, why they happen and the dangers they pose for humansLESSON INVOLVES:students form questions about a sinkhole photo to start the lesson - they then come back and answer these questions at the end. A video introduces the concept and then definition and key words are explored. A map is used to explore and describe where they occur. Another video then explains how they occur, students then explain in their own terms through annotated diagrams. To end there is a writing exercise where students imagine they are the brother of a man swallowed by a sink hole.SKILLS:-Map skills with direction and continent and country location.-Diagram drawing and annotationsRESOURCES:the lesson includes link to videos. If you put the lesson in slide show mode and click on the screen grab of the video it will take you to the video itself. Or you can click on the image and go to insert>hyperlink across the top and copy and paste the link out of the box.NOTES: most activities are differentiated and/or have challenge and support optionsPlease review with any feedback/improvements required :-)

By teach_tectonic

Continental Drift Alfred Wegener

Continental Drift Alfred Wegener

Learning ObjectivesLearn who Alfred Wegener was and state the theory of continental drift.Describe the crust as broken into pieces called tectonic plates.Explain that convection currents within the Earth’s mantle driven by heat released by natural radioactive processes because the plates to move at relative speeds of a few centimeters per year. Evaluate the evidence for continental drift and explain why it was not accepted at the time.Settler:Think pair share – Were all scientists successful?Introduce students to the storys of Mendeleevs early life, Alfred Wegeners life and/or Nikolai Tesla.Starter:Demonstration:Plate tectonic demonstration with biscuits and syrup – see videoPractical:Main 1:Alfred Wegener Songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1-cES1EktoExplain tectonic plates and continental driftAlfred Wegener SciShow Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbU809CyraoMain 2:Pupils answerWhat is the Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift. And what evidence did he have for it? (4)Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift was not accepted by the scientists at the time. Why? (2)AFL:HomeworkProduce a fake social media page for Alfred Wegener, what sort of things would he be posting about? Some people have already had a go, what would you post about if you were him?

By Rahmich

Structure of the Earth - Rock Cycle

Structure of the Earth - Rock Cycle

Main 1:Show pupils how to draw the structure of the Earth. Pupils produce a version in their books.Main 2:Question pupils about the states of the layers and how they know this. AFL:4 Mark Question: Describe the Earth’s layers explain with examples how they're properties are based on their state.With a WAGOLL (examples of medium and higher answers are in the ppt). Homework:Possibly ask pupils to produce a 3d model of their diagram.

By Rahmich

Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

Learning ObjectivesBe able to name some sedimentary rocksExplain the processes of weathering, transportation, deposition, sedimentation, cementationUse particle diagrams to explain cementation.Settler:Starter:Demonstration:Demonstration of sedimentary rock sandwich and metamorphic toastieYou can do the transportation pipe demo but it isn't very good.Practical:Main 1:Main 2:EITHER: Pupils descibe the sandwich model and explain how it is different. We could compare each others answers to see wether we have learned this OR: Pupils undertake construction company exercise 15 minutes and 5 minutes of discussion at the end.Need to address issues with the vocabulary, many misconceptions come from geography. about weathering and erosion.AFL:HomeworkMetamorphic rocks worksheet

By Rahmich

Rock Cycle Assessed task

Rock Cycle Assessed task

Learning ObjectivesBe able to describe the rock cycle as continuous process that takes place over millions of years.Relate the rock cycle as a type of recyclingRevise the whole rock cycle

By Rahmich

Metamorphic Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

Learning ObjectivesBe able to name some metamorphic rocksBe able to describe how metamorphic rocks are formedhttp://qatarscience.weebly.com/10-metamorphic-rocks-1.htmlSettler:Starter:Test knowledge from previous lesson.Demonstration:Practical:Main 1:See ppt and worksheetMain 2:AFL:Splat in pptHomework

By Rahmich

GCSE Rivers Bundle

GCSE Rivers Bundle

This is a bundle of lessons focused on the study of rivers at Key Stage 4 - the content here can be used and adapted to any specification.

By HotForest

AQA GCSE Geography Rock Landscapes Revision Wheel

AQA GCSE Geography Rock Landscapes Revision Wheel

For use at the end of a unit of the GCSE Geography course, the learning wheel helps to summarise the learning and makes pupils think about what is important and what notes should be included as space is limited.Can also be used pre-filled in and then cut up and pupils have to reassemble the wheel to check their understanding.Editable on publisher

By petehenstock

AQA GCSE Geography Revision Wheel Rock Landscapes

AQA GCSE Geography Revision Wheel Rock Landscapes

For use at the end of a unit of the GCSE Geography course, the learning wheel helps to summarise the learning and makes pupils think about what is important and what notes should be included as space is limited.Can also be used pre-filled in and then cut up and pupils have to reassemble the wheel to check their understanding.Best used on A3 paper

By petehenstock

AQA GCSE Geography Physical Revision Wheels

AQA GCSE Geography Physical Revision Wheels

For use at the end of a unit of the GCSE Geography course, the learning wheel helps to summarise the learning and makes pupils think about what is important and what notes should be included as space is limited.Can also be used pre-filled in and then cut up and pupils have to reassemble the wheel to check their understanding.

By petehenstock

Higher Tier Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

Higher Tier Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

A PDF booklet with each command word for the 2017 Higher Tier Geography GCSE. Each command word is explained, examples from each exam is given and a breakdown of example questions follow. Suggested sentence starters are given, space to plan and write, followed by the mark scheme. File is a word document. Ideal for last minute revision!

By lucie-russell

Foundation Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

Foundation Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

A PDF booklet with each command word for the 2017 Geography GCSE. Each command word is explained, examples from each exam is given and a breakdown of example questions follow. Suggested sentence starters are given, space to plan and write, followed by the mark scheme. File is a word document. Ideal for last minute revision!

By lucie-russell

Higher Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

Higher Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

A booklet with each command word for the 2017 Higher Geography GCSE. Each command word is explained, examples from each exam is given and a breakdown of example questions follow. Suggested sentence starters are given, space to plan and write, followed by the mark scheme. File is a word document. Ideal for last minute revision!

By lucie-russell

Foundation Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

Foundation Geography GCSE Revision Command Word Booklet

A booklet with each command word for the 2017 Geography GCSE. Each command word is explained, examples from each exam is given and a breakdown of example questions follow. Suggested sentence starters are given, space to plan and write, followed by the mark scheme. File is a word document. Ideal for last minute revision!

By lucie-russell