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Coastineers Learning resources combine science, engineering, geology and geography KS3 learning and GCSE principles. We are passionate about the coast and coastal management, specialising in interactive geography practicals and demonstrations. We know not all students can get to the coast so our resources aim to take the coast to them! Find us on Twitter: @coastineer and @gcseasider.

Coastineers Learning resources combine science, engineering, geology and geography KS3 learning and GCSE principles. We are passionate about the coast and coastal management, specialising in interactive geography practicals and demonstrations. We know not all students can get to the coast so our resources aim to take the coast to them! Find us on Twitter: @coastineer and @gcseasider.
Coastineers Lesson Plan - Coastal Processes and Geology
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Coastineers Lesson Plan - Coastal Processes and Geology

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This STEM lesson plan combines science, geography, geology and engineering KS3 learning and GCSE principles. The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to coastal processes, as well as make an important and often overlooked connection with some basic geology principles. In particular, to gain an understanding of coastal landforms, coastal processes and longshore drift. This lesson introduces some erosional and depositional landforms, linking their formation with coastal processes, including two practical demonstrations. The practical demonstrations begin to embed the cyclical links between geological processes and coastal processes. The Sand Box Model helps students visualise deposition, rock and cliff formation, as well as rock deformation. The Longshore Drift Model then demonstrates erosion, transportation and deposition. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists, and we hope you enjoy this lesson.
Coastineers Lesson Plan - Coastal Engineering
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Coastineers Lesson Plan - Coastal Engineering

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Coastineers Lesson Plan – Coastal Engineering This STEM lesson plan combines science, engineering, geology and geography KS3 learning and GCSE principles. The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to coastal engineering. In particular, to gain an understanding of flood and coastal erosion risk management hard/soft engineering structures. This lesson introduces coastal processes, coastal risks and explores different risk management structures. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists, and we hope you enjoy this lesson. This lesson plan is accompanied by a practical demonstration using the Coastineers Wave Tank which you can either build yourself using our Coastineers Wave Tank - Build Your Own resource or watch the demonstration on YouTube (link included below).
Coastineers Wave Tank - Build your own!
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Coastineers Wave Tank - Build your own!

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The wave tank is a simple model that can be built as a STEM club project using basic materials and woodworking skills. The wave tank doesn’t just have to be used to demonstrate flood and coastal risk management structures. It is really versatile and can be used to show bridge or pier design, natural flood management or anything else you would like to demonstrate in a marine environment with waves. The wave tank and associated STEM material combines science, engineering and geography learning to help students better understand coastal processes and see these principles in real life. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists and we hope you enjoy making your wave tank as much as we did!
Coastineers Lesson Plan - Adapting to Coastal Change
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Coastineers Lesson Plan - Adapting to Coastal Change

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Coastineers Lesson Plan - Adapting to Coastal Change This STEM lesson plan combines science, engineering, geology and geography KS3 learning and GCSE principles. The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to coastal processes and gain an understanding of coastal management. This lesson explores a naturally changing, dynamic coast and introduces how communities may need to adapt to these changes, particularly in the face of climate change. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists, and we hope you enjoy this lesson.
Coastineers Tidal Surge Model - Build your own!
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Coastineers Tidal Surge Model - Build your own!

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The Tidal Surge Model is a simple practical tidal surge demonstration that can be built quickly as a STEM club project using basic materials. The Tidal Surge Model shows the principle of how low pressure systems over the sea can generate surges which can then cause flooding on the coast. The Tidal Surge Model and associated STEM material combines science, engineering and geography learning to help students better understand coastal processes and see these principles in real life. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists and we hope you enjoy making your Tidal Surge Model as much as we did!
Coastineers Lesson Plan - Coastal Flooding
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Coastineers Lesson Plan - Coastal Flooding

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This STEM lesson plan combines science, engineering and geography KS3 learning and GCSE principles. The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to coastal flooding. In particular, to gain an understanding of tides, waves and tidal or storm surges. This lesson introduces coastal flooding and the processes which lead to flooding, including a practical demonstration, as well as exploring flood warning and monitoring. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists, and we hope you enjoy this lesson. This lesson plan is accompanied by a tidal surge model demonstration. You can make this yourself using our Coastineers Tidal Surge Model - Build Your Own! booklet or watch the demonstration on our YouTube channel (link included below). In addition the Coastineers Wave Tank demonstration on our YouTube Channel is also useful for this lesson (link included below).
Coastineers Longshore Drift Model - Build your own!
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Coastineers Longshore Drift Model - Build your own!

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The longshore drift model is a simple model that can be built as a STEM club project using basic materials and woodworking skills. This model demonstrates how eroded cliff material is transported along a coast and deposited elsewhere in lower energy areas forming beaches and other features such as spits. It shows why beach levels may drop drastically during storms and how longshore drift can be reversed by the effect of seasonal variations in weather patterns, It is really versatile and can be used to show how hard engineered structures like groynes can interrupt this longshore drift process and change beach levels. The longshore drift model and associated STEM material combines science, engineering and geography learning to help students better understand coastal processes and see these principles in real life. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists and we hope you enjoy making your wave tank as much as we did!
Coastineers Sand Box - Build your own!
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Coastineers Sand Box - Build your own!

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The sand box is a simple geological model which demonstrates why coastal cliffs often appear to have interesting shapes and patterns (or stratigraphy). The sand box and associated STEM material combines science, engineering, geology and geography learning, to help students better understand coastal processes and see these principles in real life. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists and we hope you enjoy making your sand box as much as we did!
Coastineers Sea Level Rise Challenge - Build Your Own!
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Coastineers Sea Level Rise Challenge - Build Your Own!

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The Coastineers Sea Level Rise Challenge is a simple and interactive kit that can form part of a lesson or STEM club project. Students can try out different adaptation or engineering ideas to react to flooding and sea level rise. This is also a suitable home working exercise for individual students. The Sea Level Rise Challenge puts coastal engineering in a lunchbox and you’re in control! Use this simple kit to try out different ways to reduce flood risk to your homes and then see what difference sea level rise might make to the resilience of your homes. There really are no limits other than your imagination. The Sea Level Rise Challenge and associated STEM material combines science, geology and geography learning, to help students better understand coastal processes and see these principles in real life. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists and we hope you enjoy the Sea Level Rise Challenge as much as we did! Check out our bonus coastal cake recipe too - make sure to reuse your lunchbox.
Coastineers Lesson Plan - Climate Change and the Coast
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Coastineers Lesson Plan - Climate Change and the Coast

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This STEM lesson plan combines science, engineering and geography KS3 learning and GCSE principles. The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to climate change and, in particular, to gain an understanding of climate change impacts at the coast. This lesson introduces climate change, coastal impacts and explores sea level rise as well as coastal change. The lesson is complimented by a hands on student practical experiment: the Coastineers Sea Level Rise Challenge. This simple kit allows students to engineer their own adaptation strategies, using basic materials. Alternatively, the lesson works just as well with our simple YouTube video, followed by discussion. Just delete out the slides you don’t need. The Coastineers have been working on the coast for a combined 30 years as engineers and scientists, and we hope you enjoy this lesson.