People and environment teaching resources: Biodiversity

Resources and ideas for geography, people and environment, biodiversity, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

The Atmosphere

The Atmosphere

This resource is made for Geography students for IGCSE/ GCSE , AQA Exams. It is a full explanation on the layers of the atmosphere atmospheric pressure, how pressure is measured and how green house effect and climate change as well as acid rain occurs . It also explains the impact of all these on the environment. It uses photographs and illustrations to explain how the ozone layer is depleted and how CFC carbons affect s the ozone layer and more

By geo_pal2000

Conservation - Giant Pandas

Conservation - Giant Pandas

Student learn to describe giant pandas and their surroundings; suggest reasons why they are under threat and how to respond; critically reflect on your suggestions. High quality resources; differentiated and challenging activities.

By RadicalPedagogy

COLD ENVIRONMENTS AQA GCSE: Protecting cold environments [Lesson 6]

COLD ENVIRONMENTS AQA GCSE: Protecting cold environments [Lesson 6]

This lesson is designed for the new AQA GCSE for 3.1.2.4 Cold environments for 'The Living World' unit - as per the specification.Lesson description:- Starter tasks - 9 mark exam style question (from previous lesson) with supporting mark scheme to either complete or use for peer assessment.- Clear learning objectives and success criteria are outlined based on the specification.- Main learning tasks: + Recap on the value of cold environments and the reasons they need protecting using a short hyperlinked video.+ Slides 5, 6 and 7 have been designed to facilitate independent research on the Antarctica Treaty, WWF and technology. Each slide has a hyperlink that goes directly to an appropriate web page that they can then use (along with the text book if required for support) to create notes on how Antarctica is being protected.- Plenary - Consolidation task using sentence starters.- Further reading - Variety of hyperlinked further reading tasks provided.

By cmcdonnell

Deserts & Plant Adaptations

Deserts & Plant Adaptations

Pupils will be able to enquire and ask / research a series of questions, using a data capture sheet. Pupils will know what the definition of a desert is and name an example of at least one and know how desert plants are adapted to their environment.The resources are differentiated so that higher ability pupils can ask further / higher level questions and the structure of the enquiry sheet can suggest/prompt lower ability pupils for answers. the plenery is a fun idea and it works well with year 8 pupils... surprising how much they can recall.

By mullarkey

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Before The Flood - worksheet, lesson plan and presentation

Before The Flood - worksheet, lesson plan and presentation

This package includes a worksheet/booklet to accompany the 'Before The Flood', feature documentary featuring Leonard Di Caprio, produced by National Geographic. The worksheet and lesson resources cover the evidence and impact of climate change along with challenges, barriers and possible solutions to what is considered by many to be the most significant threat facing humanity.Lesson plan and PPT presentation are included to accompany the worksheet along with the answers which are presented in a way that makes peer assessment possible.Lesson Outcomes are as follows:Must: Describe how humans are causing climate change.Should: Explain how and why attitudes to global warming differ.Could: Compare and evaluate possible solutions to climate change.

By GeoFrosty

The Distribution of Ecosystems and Climate (KS3 links AQA 9-1)

The Distribution of Ecosystems and Climate (KS3 links AQA 9-1)

This lesson has been created for KS3 - I am wanting to start doing more GCSE style learning in KS3 to try and close the gap between KS3 and GCSE. This lesson looks at describing the distribution of ecosystems, Solar insulation and the global atmospheric circulation model. There are 2 worksheets that go with the lesson included and a range of activities. Students look at reading climate graphs within the lesson as well. All slides have teacher notes in the notes sections.

By GeoResourceHub

Food Chains, Webs and the nutrients cycle (KS3 links AQA 9-1)

Food Chains, Webs and the nutrients cycle (KS3 links AQA 9-1)

This lesson looks at food chains, webs and the nutrients cycle. There are a range of activities. The starter is a stand up activity where students categorise biotic and abiotic elements of an ecosystem. There are two activities on food chains and then a task looking at the nutrients cycle. All resources for the lesson are included on the separate PPTs.

By GeoResourceHub

A Level Geography (2016) Plagioclimax revision

A Level Geography (2016) Plagioclimax revision

A fully resourced revision lesson, containing lesson plan, focusing on revising plagioclimax communities.Although intended for revision, the resources would also suit a lesson on case studies.The LOs are: To match key terms to their definitionsTo review the process of reaching a plagioclimaxTo breakdown the important aspects of a case studyTo explain the case study to another studentTo summarise a plagioclimax case studyCase study information can be found through:http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/discover/moorlandhttp://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/tentsmuir/The timings in the lesson plan are a bit ambitious and my students took a bit longer to complete the activities than planned. Planned for the Edexcel (2016) curriculum, but should suit other exams boards (OCR, AQA).

By kalyndon

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Threatened Species: Rhinos

Threatened Species: Rhinos

This worksheet is based on a video (link provided for ABC) which is a news story designed for high school students to understand the issue of poaching which Rhinos face. The provided questions are made to correspond with the video clip, the answers can be found and deducted from the information provided in the clip. However, answers can be talked in small groups or as a class about including ethical questioning/answers and ideas/solutions to the problems.

By Meltzerr

COLD ENVIRONMENTS AQA GCSE: Plants and animals in cold environment [Lesson 3]

COLD ENVIRONMENTS AQA GCSE: Plants and animals in cold environment [Lesson 3]

This lesson is designed for the new AQA GCSE for 3.1.2.4 Cold environments for 'The Living World' unit - as per the specification.Lesson description:- Starter tasks - Recap task to think about learning from previous lesson, designed to help students consider challenges for people and therefore how this could be problematic for animals (and plants).- Clear learning objectives and success criteria are outlined based on the specification.- Main learning tasks: + Each slide has hyperlinked video clips and supporting tasks for the students to complete. There are 4 in total that explore different aspects of the foodchain. N.B: Please be patient with the hyperlink; it will direct you to the BBC website and after a few moments will indicate the video through the dark writing in it's heading. If it plays the wrong one (seems to like going back to first video) simply re-click the darkened clip selected through the hyperlink and it will run successfully. I have found this varies depending on which computer I use, so it may not be an issue at all.+ Slide 7 introduces the biodiversity aspect, with supporting tasks and discussion points linking it all together.- Plenary - Questions with supporting key words and image: What is so special about cold environments? Why do people consider them to be fragile?- Homework - 2 exam style questions, with reference to support materials in a text book resource.

By cmcdonnell

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KS3 KS2 Geography Scheme of Work - Bundle Pack - Outstanding!

KS3 KS2 Geography Scheme of Work - Bundle Pack - Outstanding!

Save over 30% with this fantastic Geography bundle. Four separate packages which include lesson plans, PowerPoint slides and other resources! Save yourself HOURS of work!Topics include:- Rivers- Climate Change- Coastal Erosion- Tourism- Volcanoes

By scott209

AQA The Living World - Characteristics of Rainforests

AQA The Living World - Characteristics of Rainforests

Fourth lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson focuses on the characteristics of rainforests. Main tasks include mapping the distribution of tropical rainforests, creating a rainforest climate graph and understanding how the components of a rainforest are interdependent. Fully resourced.

By amac89

AQA GCSE Geography The Living World - Rainforests

AQA GCSE Geography The Living World - Rainforests

Lessons 4 - 6 of the Living Word section of the new AQA Geography GCSE.Lesson 4 - The characteristics of RainforestsLesson 5 - Rainforest adaptationsLesson 6 - Indigenous tribes and rates of deforestationFully resourced.

By amac89

AQA The Living World - Indigenous tribes and rates of deforestation

AQA The Living World - Indigenous tribes and rates of deforestation

Sixth lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson covers how indigenous tribes use the rainforest for their needs (students watch several clips from the Human Planet - Jungles episode). It then covers the changing rates of deforestation in which students are required to analyse graphs and maps. Fully resourced.

By amac89

AQA The Living World - Rainforest Adaptations

AQA The Living World - Rainforest Adaptations

Fifth lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson covers animal and plant adaptations in the rainforest. Video links, worksheets and examination practice included within the lesson. Fully resourced.

By amac89

Nigerian Cultural Patterns And Their Historical Origin

Nigerian Cultural Patterns And Their Historical Origin

Nigerian Cultural Patterns And Their Historical Origin.Learning Objectives:At the end of the lesson the students should be able to :Define cultureExplain the ethnic groups and their locations and historical origin.Describe the following ethnic groups in NigeriaThe Hausa ethnic groupThe Kanuri ethnic groupThe Igbo ethnic groupThe Yoruba ethnic groupThis slide is essential both teachers who want to teach students of geography in KS 3-5It's written with detailed pictures/images .A must have for teachers of geography

By goodskills75

AQA The Living World - Global Biomes

AQA The Living World - Global Biomes

Third lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson covers the distribution and characteristics of the worlds biomes. Factors affecting their distribution are also covered. Peer teaching activity included. Fully resourced.

By amac89

AQA The Living World - A freshwater Pond Ecosystem

AQA The Living World - A freshwater Pond Ecosystem

Second lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson focuses on an example of a small scale freshwater pond ecosystem. Food webs, food chains and the impact of change within an ecosystem are explored. Fully resourced.

By amac89

AQA The Living World - Introduction to Ecosystems

AQA The Living World - Introduction to Ecosystems

First lesson in The Living World section of the NEW AQA GCSE Geography course. The lesson introduces ecosystems and focuses on the interrelationships within them. Lesson includes a glossary for the section, worksheets and a card sort. Fully resourced.

By amac89

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

A year 7 Geography lesson on the Great Barrier Reef as part of a Fantastic Places SOW. Could be taught to any KS3 class. Covers the characteristics of the GBR and the human impacts on the ecosystem. Main activities include video clips, a significance activity, fact file creation and creating a TV advert. Differentiate learning objectives and worksheets.

By amac89

Sand Dune Species

Sand Dune Species

A lesson on the endangered species found in a sand dune ecosystem - focusing on the Sefton Coast in North West England. Taught to a mixed ability year 8 class but could be used for any KS3 class. A variety of activities including a carousel activity. Differentiated worksheets, learning objectives and challenge tasks integrated into the PowerPoint Presentation. Fully resourced.

By amac89

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World Climate & Climatic Distribution

World Climate & Climatic Distribution

World Climate & Climatic DistributionLearning objectives:At the end of the lesson the students should be able to:Define the terms weather and climate.List and explain the factors affecting climate.Mention and describe the climatic elements and the instruments used for its measurement.Mention the world’s climate zone.Describe the characteristics of each climatic zone: equatorial climate and temperate zones.This slide is essential both teachers who want to teach students of geography,biology and environmental management in KS 3-5 It's written with detailed pictures/images .A must have for teachers of geography,biology and environmental management

By goodskills75

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Ecosystem

Ecosystem

EcosystemsLearning Objectives:The students should be able to: examine the term ecosystem. identify climate as the driving force.explain biotic and abiotic factorsexamine how ecosystems are linked to human activity.explain how ecosystems work.define food chain and food webexplain the changes to the food webexplain the concept of pyramid of numbersThis slide is essential both teachers who want to teach students of geography,biology and environmental management in KS 3-5 It's written with detailed pictures/images .A must have for teachers of geography,biology and environmental management

By goodskills75

Living World Key Word Dominoes (AQA 9-1)

Living World Key Word Dominoes (AQA 9-1)

This resource includes 24 Key word dominoes for the Living World section of the AQA 9-1 GCSE. A good tool as a starter or plenary, or good to use in a revision lesson. Students use the key words and match the definition with the key word, joining up all the key words.

By GeoResourceHub

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Geography Of West Africa

Geography Of West Africa

Geography Of West AfricaLearning Objectives:At the end of the lesson the students should be able to:Identify the location, size and position of West Africa.Explain the political divisions of West Africa countries.Identify landlocked countries in West Africa and explain the problems associated with them.Describe the physical features (highlands, lowlands, plateaux and rivers) of West Africa.Explain the importance of highlands, lowlands, plateaux and rivers of West Africa

By goodskills75

Green Revolution (Environmental Management)

Green Revolution (Environmental Management)

Green Revolution (Environmental Management)Learning Objectives: At the end of the lesson the students will be able to:Define the term green revolution.Explain the history & development of green revolution.Identify people that contributed to the growth & development of green revolution on the world.Mention the methods used in green revolution.Explain the effects of green revolution.. Explain the importance of green revolution.Explain the need for a second green revolution.This slide is essential for teachers who want to teach students of environmental management and geography in KS 4-5It's written with detailed pictures/images.A must have for teachers of environmental management and geography

By goodskills75

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BRAZIL

BRAZIL

BRAZILLearning Objectives:At the end of the lesson the students should be able to:Identify the country Brazil using an atlas.Describe the location and size and of Brazil.Mention the basic facts about Brazil.Describe the climate, biodiversity and environment of Brazil.Explain the administrative division of BrazilExplain the concept of developing in Brazil.This slide is essential for teachers who want to teach students in KS 3 geography.It's written with detailed pictures/images and with answered revision questions.A must have for teachers of geography.

By goodskills75

Brazil (Video)

Brazil (Video)

Brazil Educational video.This educational video explains the location,size,climate,people and culture of Brazil,should go hand in hand with the slide on the same topic.

By goodskills75

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Comparison Between Malawi & Singapore

Comparison Between Malawi & Singapore

Comparison Between Malawi & SingaporeAt the end of the lesson students should be able to*identify and locate the countries Malawi and Singapore*explain the physical features and climate of Malawi and Singapore.*describe the people and economic activity of Malawi and SingaporeThis slide is essential for teachers who want to teach students of geography in KS 3It's written with detailed pictures/images and with answered revision questions.A must have for teachers of geography.

By goodskills75