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Hard and soft engineering strategies (Rivers)

Hard and soft engineering strategies (Rivers)

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson investigates the difference between hard and soft engineering strategies. The pupils learn examples of each through a fun kinaesthetic market style exercise. Group reflection questions and a ‘find the heads to the tails’ game is used to test pupils understanding of the material covered.
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Coasts bundle

Coasts bundle

Three very good GCSE (can be adapted for KS3 if needed) lessons on coasts. One lesson on wave and tide formation, another on constructive and destructive waves and as bonus an introduction lesson on coasts. All three lessons have all the elements and the resources required to deliver them. Key concepts and skills covered in the lessons are: 1. How wind, earth and the moon form waves and tides? 2. Swash an backwash 3. Destructive and constructive waves 4. Map skills; using grid references and symbols 5. Diagrams and sketch maps 6. Exam questionnning
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Destructive and constructive waves (Types of waves)

Destructive and constructive waves (Types of waves)

This is a GCSE where the learning is focus on comparing constructive and destructive waves. The lesson will allow students to analyse the different types of waves and how they affect the coast differently. Key facts about the lesson are: 1. The lesson meets the requirements of the new GCSE specifications. However, it can be adapted for a top set year 9 group. 2. The lesson starts by exploring how waves affect the coast using the concepts swash and backwash. There is a great little activity that will allow students to differentiate between swash and backwash. The lesson then moves on to compare constructive and destructive waves. A very straightforward activity is used here; students will be able to access the information easily and the teacher can then focus on writing/exam response techniques here. The lesson will become analytical now where students have to apply the knowledge to three different scenarios. 3. The lesson is differentiated. There are visual aids including diagrams, images and a video clip. There are also challenge activities throughout to stretch students' understanding. There are some clever tasks that are designed to get students to apply their knowledge. This is key to doing well in the new GCSE specifications. 4. The lesson is planned in detail and all the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Just download and teach!
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Hydrographs

Hydrographs

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This session teaches pupils to interpret hydrographs. Students learn how lag times can be calculated from peak discharge and rainfall. The pupils consider how different environments can influence lag times and therefore flood risk. An interactive flood hydrograph is included to test pupils understanding at the end of the session.
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The hydrological cycle, Causes of river flooding, Factors effecting flood risk

The hydrological cycle, Causes of river flooding, Factors effecting flood risk

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This TWO HOUR lesson investigates the hydrological cycle. Key terms are taught through a dominoes style game. This can also be done as a whole class activity and timed in a competition style learning exercise. Pupils learn about the factors effecting river discharge and start to consider how this impacts on storm hydrographs.
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Formation of levees and floodplains, Features of the lower stage

Formation of levees and floodplains, Features of the lower stage

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson 2 HOUR lesson looks at how flood plains and levees are formed. The resource includes numerous differentiated worksheets to assist pupils of varying ability in their understanding. A card annotation task is used to explain how levees are produced through successive floods. A paired exercise is then used to develop pupils understanding of river floodplains.
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River meanders & oxbow lakes, Features of the middle stage

River meanders & oxbow lakes, Features of the middle stage

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. The lesson investigates features of the middle stage, with a focus on meanders and ox-bow lakes. The lesson starts by explaining why some parts of a river flow faster than others. The pupils draw a cross section of a river and annotate, to highlight these ideas. The lesson includes class discussion questions to check learning throughout the lesson. A flow diagram is used to teach pupils the sequence, as well as a fun, timed class activity. A writing frame is included to help pupils practice writing an independent exam style answer.
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Rivers unit of work for year 7

Rivers unit of work for year 7

This resource comprises of 11 lessons alongside the relevant worksheets for year 7. Each lesson has a range of differentiation and challenge tasks included. It can be used across all of ks3 and as a good basis for year 10 and year 11 as many of the processes are the same. Depending on time table it would take around 6-7 weeks to cover.
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River characteristics of the upper, middle and lower stage, River long and cross profiles

River characteristics of the upper, middle and lower stage, River long and cross profiles

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson investigates how both the long and cross profiles of rivers change from the upper, through to the lower course. A bingo style game is used as a starter task to test students’ knowledge of fluvial processes. Students learn to describe key changes in channel width and depth, load size, velocity, valley sides and profile.
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River processes, Erosion, transportation and deposition

River processes, Erosion, transportation and deposition

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This lesson investigates the fluvial processes of erosion, transportation and deposition. The teaching and learning pack contains detailed diagrams of the fluvial processes, with some parts of the annotation labels missing. The students must complete these in pairs. A ‘heads n tails’ task is also included to reinforce these processes; which could be completed on the sheet, or as a kinaesthetic ‘snap ‘exercise with smaller groups..
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