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Natural Hazards
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Natural Hazards

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Complete lesson for Geography GCSE 9-1: The challenge of natural hazards (AQA 3.1.1 Section A), includes presentation, worksheets and lesson plan. This lesson is designed to introduce KS4 (year 10 - 11) students to the topic ‘The Challenge of Natural Hazards’. The lesson is suitable for all abilities, and should take around 1 hour to complete. Through a series of activities students build on their learning from KS3. Students explore the definition of a natural hazard and recap the various types of natural hazards (including both climatic and tectonic hazards - volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, droughts etc.). Students are also challenged to consider different factors which can affect the risk level of natural hazards., such as population growth, urbanisation, education and so on. By the end of this lesson students will be able to: ● define a natural hazard, ● name and describe a variety of natural hazards, and ● explain how different factors might increase or decrease the risk posed by the event of a natural hazard.
Planet Snap Cards
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Planet Snap Cards

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This printable card game is designed to help pupils learn more about the planets in our solar system. The game is a great starter activity for introducing the topic of space, can be completely independently or in small groups, is suitable for all abilities, and should take 10 - 15 minutes. There are 4 different versions of the cards to support with differentiation: Picture only cards Picture and name only cards Full fact cards Picture cards with blank space for children to complete There are 8 different question cards with tasks for the students to complete, such as: ‘Put the planets in order of distance from the sun’ ‘Sort the planets into gas giants and rocky planets’ ‘Which planet spins the fastest?’
Structure of the Earth
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Structure of the Earth

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Complete lesson for Geography GCSE 9-1: Tectonic Hazards (AQA 3.1.1.2 Section A) - The Structure of the Earth. Includes presentation, worksheets and lesson plan. This lesson is designed to help KS4 (year 10 - 11) students understand the struture of the Earth and tectonic plates theory. The lesson is suitable for all abilities, and should take around 1 hour to complete. Through a series of activities students explore the different layers of the Earth, convection currents in the mantle and tectonic plates. By the end of this lesson students will be able to: ● Name and describe the different layers of the Earth’s structure ● Name the major plates ● Explain how convection currents in the mantle cause tectonic activity
Transition
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Transition

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Back to School Transition Pack. This pack contains 10 simple, fun and interactive activities designed to help you get to know your class before/at the start of the new school year. You can use all the activities together, or just select a few. 1: Introduce a Friend 2: Next Year 3: People Bingo 4: How well do you know your teacher? QUIZ 5: Classroom Scavenger Hunt 6: True or False 7: Line Ups 8: Human Knot 9: All About Me 10: Goodbye Old Class The pack includes a presentation, teacher guide and student handouts.
Plate Boundaries
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Plate Boundaries

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Complete lesson for Geography GCSE 9-1: Tectonic Hazards (AQA 3.1.1.2 Section A) - Plate Boundaries. Includes presentation, worksheets and lesson plan. The lesson is suitable for all abilities, and should take around 1 hour to complete. This lesson is designed to introduce KS4 (year 10 - 11) students to the topic of plate boundaries. Through a series of activities students explore the different types of plate boundary (contructive, destructive and conservative) and investigate the relationship between plate boundaries and earthquakes and volcanoes. By the end of this lesson students will be able to: Name and describe three different types of plate boundary Explain the relationship between plate boundaries and earthquakes and volcanoes Identify areas of the world with a high concentration of earthquakes and volcanoes, including the Ring of Fire
Animal Classification Colouring Sheets
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Animal Classification Colouring Sheets

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Five worksheets designed to help KS1 pupils learn more about animal identification and classification. The exercise is suitable for all abilities, and works well as either a starter or plenary. These colouring sheets can be used to support children to recognise and identify the key characteristics of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles. Each worksheet includes facts about the animal group and several images of animals from that group. Students are introduced to scientific vocabularly for describing and categorising animals.
Science Quiz
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Science Quiz

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A fun science/STEM quiz suitable for KS3 or KS4, takes 30 - 45 mins. 6 rounds: Name that Scientist Human Body Who invented that? Space Dingbats True or False Includes presentation as PDF and an answer worksheet. Answers are included.