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Hurricane - formation, impact and management

Hurricane - formation, impact and management

This is one of the most active and destructive hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean area on records. Thousands of people (including British nationals) have been affected by hurricanes this hurricane season. There is never a better opportunity to teach about hurricanes whether or not it's on your LS for T1. Here we have three (3) lessons that explore the science behind hurricane formation, an analysis of the social and economic impact of hurricanes and finally a look at ways hurricanes can be managed to minimise the loss of lives. All the resources to deliver the lessons are included with the lessons. Just download and teach.
suddy23
What Impacts Can Visitors Have On Our Mountains?

What Impacts Can Visitors Have On Our Mountains?

When we think of mountains England isn’t going to be traditionally one of the places we think of, however it is home to over 200 which reach over 2,000 feet, most of them, including the ten highest, are located in the north western corner of the country within the Lake Distract National Park. National Parks and their mountains are under increasing pressure to attract visitors to them however these visitors bring both negative and positive impacts to the countryside and residents. These worksheets explore these impacts and how the negative impacts can be reduced.
WillsonEducation
Ecosystems Knowledge Organisers

Ecosystems Knowledge Organisers

GCSE Eduqas B knowledge organisers for the ecosystems unit. Condensed information to aid revision. We are using The Amazon Rainforest, The Serengeti and Ynyslas Dunes as case studies.
fionaold611
Acorns in an Oak Tree Colouring Page

Acorns in an Oak Tree Colouring Page

A colouring page for students to colour in as part of a module or topic on seasons, trees, environments, habitats, or plants. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277
sarah277
OUTSTANDING lesson on sustainability and conservation of the biosphere.

OUTSTANDING lesson on sustainability and conservation of the biosphere.

This lesson was created for a Year 10 group to recapture their love of the planet to enable them to think about Geography in a less separate way and encouraged them to generate solutions whilst teaching them about sustainability and conservation. It is a lesson where the students are in control and much of the discussion is for you to facilitate and them to discover among themselves. I found it really energised the group to learning more in depth about different ecosystems and encouraged them to think about their own role in society locally and their global impact. I ended the lesson by playing from 1.16.00 of the HOME youtube video (which every geography should watch!) and it worked amazingly well. Enjoy.
sheppard2011
'Who's chopping down the TRF and why?' - Rainforest GCSE causes of deforestation

'Who's chopping down the TRF and why?' - Rainforest GCSE causes of deforestation

Originally made for Edexcel B GCSE Geog- Batte for the Biosphere topic but can be applied to any syllabus teaching about the causes of deforestation. The students really enjoyed the lesson as it is very balanced between discussion and exam prep- suits a mixed ability group well and there's lots of room for creative higher level thinking. The lesson gets students to first of all think about the connection between a beef burger and the rainforest and then gets the students to discuss the various causes of deforestation through peer teaching of 3 different articles. There is a describe/explain answer builder sheet which worked well with low ability students and the articles can be differentiated when they are initially given out. There is also an exam question and sample answer for the students to then use to create their own. There's discussion of indigenous tribes living sustainably in the TRF through a brillian TED talk and ends with a quick MEAT the facts video which gets students to understand the links between deforestation and our meat appetite in economically developed nations.
sheppard2011
Flower Petals

Flower Petals

A colouring page of a flower and petals from my walks in the Lake District. Can be coloured in by students as part of a module about flowers, plants, gardens, parks, ecology, and habitats. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - types of coral reef and Darwinian theory of atoll formation

GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - types of coral reef and Darwinian theory of atoll formation

In this lesson students are reminded of the location of reefs before being introduced to the conditions that they grow in. They are then given a table to complete about fringing reefs, barrier reefs and atolls. To help them do this there are information cards about each type of reef including photos, diagrams and maps. When they have completed this the answers are on a slide for pupils to check their work. Next they are introduced to a map showing the route of Darwin's voyage, then the concept of eustatic sea level change and reminded about the conditions needed for coral to grow. Then they are given a diagram of all three reefs and asked to consider how a fringing reef can become a barrier reef and then an atoll (the Darwinian theory of atoll formation). Finally they could also consider that most atolls are formed on volcanic islands and the impact of coral growth on those islands. All resources are included in the PowerPoint.
ReallyGoodGeography
GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - coral reef location, structure and nutrient cycling

GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - coral reef location, structure and nutrient cycling

In this lesson students will be introduced to the location and names of reefs around the world. A writing frame is then provided for them to use to write a description of the location of coral reefs. Next there are a series of photos of reefs and of a visit to the Great Barrier Reef to create a sense of place. After that students are introduced to the structure of a coral polyp and zooxanthellae. On the next slide are a series of statements about nutrient cycling on a coral reef. Students are required to work as a team on flipchart paper to turn these into a nutrient cycling diagram. They can then refine their ideas into a simple diagram in their books. Pupils are then asked to consider how such a large biodiversity is maintained in a low nutrient environment. Finally there is a quiz with answers to use as a plenary. All resources are included at the end of the PowerPoint.
ReallyGoodGeography
GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - managing rainforests (Surui carbon project and sustainable agroforestry)

GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - managing rainforests (Surui carbon project and sustainable agroforestry)

This lesson is part of a series of lessons about the rainforest ecosystem and is available as part of a bundle. This lesson starts by recalling some of the threats to the rainforest. It then introduces the idea of shifting cultivation and how it is sustainable. Next there are a series of photos of reasons for deforestation e.g. logging, mining, ranching, faming. Students are asked to consider why this is not sustainable and why it would be difficult to regrow the forest. they are then introduced to two schemes designed to manage the rainforest the Surui carbon project and sustainable agroforestry. Firstly, they should read through the articles about one of the projects. then in a group of four should simplify the project into a mind map. The groups can then present their findings to each other. Next they are asked to simplify each project into a PEE paragraph. Finally, students should work as a group to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two projects and evaluate which is most successful. All resources are included at the end of the PowerPoint.
ReallyGoodGeography