Water and Carbon Cycles for AQA A-Level

Water and Carbon Cycles for AQA A-Level

This bundle contains 20 PPT resources linked to the AQA specification for the 'Water and Carbon Cycles' topic. *Please note this excludes... - The end of topic assessment (no space left in the bundle! Sorry) - The final local case study for a river catchment as my students completed this through their independent study.
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CARBON for AQA A-Level 'Water + Carbon cycles'

CARBON for AQA A-Level 'Water + Carbon cycles'

This bundle includes the second half of the specification for the AQA A-Level 'Water and Carbon Cycles' topic. Within it you will find it all focuses upon the carbon cycle and some lesson that explore the interactions between the carbon and water cycles. This bundle also contains the end of topic assessment, but not the local case study example (this was covered as part of the independent study with my students).
clmcdonnell
COASTAL LANDSCAPES: Coastal management types + strategies

COASTAL LANDSCAPES: Coastal management types + strategies

This lesson is designed to meet requirements of the AQA A-Level specification for the 'Coastal Systems and Landscapes' topic. As per my usual format this lesson consists of; - Starter activity to get them thinking about prior knowledge and using this to link to this lessons learning. - Learning objectives and success criteria that are clearly linked to the specification. - A variety of slides with new information and activities that link to increased risk of flooding and erosion then onto the main learning about management types and hard and soft startegies of coastal management. Student worksheet provided at the end of the PPT. - Plenary task - to consolidate learning from the lesson. - Further reading with hyperlinked websites.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-End of topic assessment

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-End of topic assessment

This assessment has been created to test the learning of the AQA Geography A-Level topic 'Water and Carbon'. The assessment is made up of my own questions, which are written in the style of the sample material shared by AQA. I have also constructed a mark scheme, where again I looked at the AQA example and then tailored it to the questions asked.
clmcdonnell
CARBON for AQA A-Level 'Water + Carbon cycles'

CARBON for AQA A-Level 'Water + Carbon cycles'

This bundle includes the second half of the specification for the AQA A-Level 'Water and Carbon Cycles' topic. Within it you will find it all focuses upon the carbon cycle and some lesson that explore the interactions between the carbon and water cycles. This bundle also contains the end of topic assessment, but not the local case study example (this was covered as part of the independent study with my students).
clmcdonnell
COASTAL LANDSCAPES: Climatic change + potential impact on coasts

COASTAL LANDSCAPES: Climatic change + potential impact on coasts

This lesson is designed to meet requirements of the AQA A-Level specification for the 'Coastal Systems and Landscapes' topic. As per my usual format this lesson consists of; - Starter activity to get them thinking about prior knowledge and using this to link to this lessons learning. - Learning objectives and success criteria that are clearly linked to the specification. - Links to the documentary resource 'An Inconvenient Truth' with supporting prompts and timings for the most pertinent parts. - A variety of slides with new information and activities, with supporting video hyperlinks, that link to changing sea levels and climate change. Supporting reading material is also provided, but not included in the price as these are free resources available on the internet. - Plenary task - to consolidate learning from the lesson. - Further reading with hyperlinked websites. - Application question - for students to test and apply knowledge from this lessons learning.
clmcdonnell
Water and Carbon Cycles for AQA A-Level

Water and Carbon Cycles for AQA A-Level

This bundle contains 20 PPT resources linked to the AQA specification for the 'Water and Carbon Cycles' topic. *Please note this excludes... - The end of topic assessment (no space left in the bundle! Sorry) - The final local case study for a river catchment as my students completed this through their independent study.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-19. Mitigating climate change

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-19. Mitigating climate change

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - with hyperlinked video. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and activities on climate change to link to mitigation. The main task is an around the room activity, with a range of information sheets and handout at the end of the PPT. This activity also makes reference to and is supported by Water and carbon cycles study guide (by C McDonnell – Available on Amazon in print and kindle e-book). - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-20. Amazon - Tropical rainforest case study

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-20. Amazon - Tropical rainforest case study

his lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task to recap and assess prior learning with hyperlinked video. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information to introduce the case study and role of tropical rainforests in both the carbon and water cycles. - The main learning activity is an independent research task, which is supported with clear 'to-do' list and a wide range of further reading material (hyperlinked as usual at the end of the PPT). - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages (as mentioned earlier).
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-8. Human change to water cycle - land-use + deforestation

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-8. Human change to water cycle - land-use + deforestation

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - crossword style activity to review prior learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, activities with hyperlinked video clip to identify and explain how humans, specifically changes to land-use - deforestation, are changing the water cycle. - Plenary task to review learning.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-6. Flood hydrographs

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-6. Flood hydrographs

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - recap of the water cycle and key terms. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, activities and additional hand-out (at the end of the PPT) to identify and explain key factors affecting the storm hydrograph. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading slide with appropriate hyperlinked web resources.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-9. Human change to water cycle - abstraction

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-9. Human change to water cycle - abstraction

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - review task on learning from the prior lesson. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information with hyperlinked video clip and activities (main task is an around the room activity with information sheets provided) to identify and explain how humans, specifically over-abstraction, are changing the water cycle. - Plenary task to review learning - hot seat activity. - Further reading - with appropriate websites hyperlinked.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-18. Feedbacks between water and carbon

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-18. Feedbacks between water and carbon

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - activity to recap prior learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and activities about the interactions and resulting feedbacks between the water and carbon cycles. The main task uses Water and carbon cycles (by C McDonnell – Available on Amazon in print and kindle e-book) but I have included this page on the PPT. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-14. Human changes to carbon - Hydrocarbon fuel extraction + burning

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-14. Human changes to carbon - Hydrocarbon fuel extraction + burning

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - crossword style activity to recap prior learning. - New information - introduces the lesson as a bit of a 'guess who'. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and activities, with supporting hyperlinked video clips and reading pages, to introduce, describe and explain human changes to carbon with a specific focus upon hydrocarbon fuel extraction and burning. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-12. Factors driving change - Carbon cycle

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-12. Factors driving change - Carbon cycle

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - fun task (!) to consolidate prior knowledge on this topic (key words for this at the end of the PPT). - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information (sheets at the end of the PPT taken from my self published study guide) and activities to introduce, describe and explain factors driving change to the carbon cycle at different scales. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-13. Natural variations to carbon cycle

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-13. Natural variations to carbon cycle

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - to consolidate prior knowledge on this topic. - New information - introduces the lesson as a bit of a 'mystery'. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and activities, with supporting hyperlinked video clips and reading pages, to introduce, describe and explain natural reasons for variations of carbon. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-17. Impact of human changes to carbon - ocean and climate.

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-17. Impact of human changes to carbon - ocean and climate.

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - activity to recap prior learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information, hyperlinked video clips and activities linked to human impacts from changing carbon on the ocean (developed from last lesson) then introduction of how the interaction of water and carbon created the planet as we know it today. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - with hyperlinked web pages.
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-11. Intro to carbon cycles

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-11. Intro to carbon cycles

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - to assess any prior knowledge on this topic. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and activities to introduce, describe and explain how what carbon is, the carbon cycle and the size and distribution of carbon in the spheres. - Plenary task to review learning .
clmcdonnell
WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-15. Human changes to carbon - farming, deforestation, land-use

WATER AND CARBON CYCLES-15. Human changes to carbon - farming, deforestation, land-use

This lesson has been created to address the AQA Geography A-Level specification. It includes; - Starter task - countdown style activity to recap prior learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to the specification. - New information and choice of independent learning activities, with thorough supporting hyperlinked reading pages to help facilitate students in the completion of this task. Focus of this lesson is on human changes to carbon with specific new information and tasks linked to farming, deforestation and land-use change. - Plenary task to review learning. - Further reading - extensive with hyperlinked web pages (as mentioned earlier).
clmcdonnell
WEATHER HAZARDS - 6. UK weather

WEATHER HAZARDS - 6. UK weather

This lesson has been designed to address 'Weather Hazards', as per the AQA GCSE Geography specification. This lesson introduces and explains what kind of weather we get in the UK and why. - Starter task - to get the students focussed on the this lessons learning. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to AQA specification. - New information with a supporting hyperlinked video clips and linked tasks. The supporting hand-outs are at the end of the PPT. Please note that one task does refer to the use of the Wider World text book, however, if you don't have this you could easily make your own information sheet to support that task. - Plenary - application of this lessons learning (with hyperlinked website to watch the national weather forecast). - Homework task outlined/suggested.
clmcdonnell
WEATHER HAZARDS - 5. Monitoring, predicting + Preparing for hurricanes

WEATHER HAZARDS - 5. Monitoring, predicting + Preparing for hurricanes

This lesson has been designed to address 'Weather Hazards', as per the AQA GCSE Geography specification. This lesson covers the monitoring, prediction and preparations people can make in order to reduce the risks of hurricanes. - Starter task - recap and reflection on hurricanes, with supporting hyperlinked video clip. - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to AQA specification. - New information with a supporting hyperlinked video clip, task and then a variety of differentiated activities for students to choose from for the main learning task. This PPT and package also includes supporting hand-out material, however, these are free resources available on the Internet and therefore are not included in the price of the main teaching resource, but included for your ease of use. - Plenary - consolidation and review of learning task. - Further reading - with a variety of appropriate hyperlinked websites.
clmcdonnell
PSHE: Feeling down?

PSHE: Feeling down?

I created this lesson for my year 8 PSHE group. In this lesson they are introduced to the term 'mental health' and consider what it means to feel down and think about strategies to deal with feeling 'down' or being sad. This lesson is structured in a clear and easy to follow manner, with... - Starter task - Clear learning objectives - A range of new information with linked learning tasks and activities clearly outlined. Please note one task refers to a page from PSHE Education 2 by de Meza et al, 2014 (Hodder Education), however, this task could easily be replaced by another example if you don't have this text available. - Plenary
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WEATHER HAZARDS - 4. Typhoon Haiyan case study

WEATHER HAZARDS - 4. Typhoon Haiyan case study

This lesson has been designed to address 'Weather Hazards', as per the AQA GCSE Geography specification. This lesson uses the case study Typhoon Haiyan to explore the primary + secondary effects as well as the immediate and long-term responses to a hurricane. - Starter task - uses a variety of case study examples and students have to 'guess the strength' (there is a supporting hand-out at the end of the PPT linked to the Saffir-Simpson scale and also a supporting hyperlinked video clip). - Clear learning objectives and success criteria linked to AQA specification. - New information both on the PPT and also an information sheet (provided on another PPT document) with supporting activities. - Plenary - consolidation and review of learning task. - Further reading - with a variety of appropriate hyperlinked websites.
clmcdonnell