Climate change, Global warming, Environmental issues

Climate change, Global warming, Environmental issues

This KS3 package includes all of the lesson resources required to teach this 9 WEEK topic . The bundle includes a detailed and engaging power point for each of the lessons, as well as supporting videos and activity worksheets. Differentiated tasks and support is provided for pupils of varying abilities. A end of unit exam and mark scheme is included as well as a detailed scheme of work, that explains step by step how the resources are to be used. The scheme investigates both renewable and non-renewable resources as well as the causes, effects and mitigation of global warming.
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Tropical storm mitigation, Reducing the damage from tropical storms (Predict, protect, prepare)

Tropical storm mitigation, Reducing the damage from tropical storms (Predict, protect, prepare)

This 2-HOUR lesson teaches students how preparation, protection and prediction can lessen the damage and destruction caused by tropical storms. Pupils learn about the effectiveness of forecasting; as well as various precautions that can be taken prior to the storms arrival. Finally building protection methods are over-viewed. The pupils must then create their own educational hurricane brochure. This must inform citizens of how to keep safe during future storms.
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Weather and climate

Weather and climate

This package includes all of the teaching and learning resources required to teach this 12 WEEK topic. The bundle includes a detailed and engaging power point for each of the lessons, as well as supporting videos, activities and worksheets. Homework tasks and differentiated support is provided for pupils of varying abilities.
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Effects of UK flooding, Flooding role play, 2012- Britain wettest year

Effects of UK flooding, Flooding role play, 2012- Britain wettest year

This 2 HOUR lesson investigates the impacts of the 2012 UK floods. Imaged prompts are used as a starter task to arouse pupil interest. The lesson uses a basic experiment to teach pupils of the key processes of permeability, infiltration and saturation. The class is split into five groups, who represent the different individuals effected. They are provided with opinion cards from which they must create a statement for the role-play TV news report. The teacher plays the TV anchor. Pupils in each group are numbered, so a random student will need to represent each group’s findings. The remaining group must complete the worksheet after the report to show how the various individuals are impacted.
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Formation of tropical storms

Formation of tropical storms

This 2 HOUR resource investigates the causes of tropical storms. A useful video link is included to allow students to visualise the formation of such events. Students then learn to extract key ‘buzz’ words from a model answer, aiding revision and understanding. A flow diagram is then used to sequence the events leading to the formation of a tropic storm. A story board can then be created to act as a visual aid. A fun, timed, sequencing game is finally used as a kinaesthetic to further assess learning.
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Climate graphs

Climate graphs

This 1 HOUR lesson teaches pupils to create and interpret climate graphs. Once pupils have completed the task, they are to create a set of questions to test their partners understanding of the graph they have produced. An interactive graph is also included to test class understanding of graph analysis.
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Interpreting weather maps, Weather symbols

Interpreting weather maps, Weather symbols

This 1-2 hour lesson teaches pupils how to describe weather patterns using weather symbols. A fun ‘dominoes’ style game is used to introduce the symbol and their meanings. This understanding is then tested through the creation of a weather report using the source map included. An additional complementary homework exercise is also provided.
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The Big Freeze of 2010, UK extreme weather

The Big Freeze of 2010, UK extreme weather

This 2 HOUR lesson investigates the effects of the 2010 big freeze. The resource overviews the causes of the event; as well as how the phenomena impacted on the economy, emergency services, transport and education. The lesson uses a fun role play news report to assess pupil understanding. A case study information and collection sheet is provided, as well as writing frame for weaker pupils.
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Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments

Recording weather, Measuring weather, Weather instruments

This 2 HOUR lesson investigates the methods used to record weather. Pupils first try to guess the function of various weather instruments. Sunshine recorders are analysed and pupils create their own report from actual sunshine cards. The Beaufort scale is studied through a fun role play exercise. Pressure and wind speed are also covered, as well as the more modern Stevenson weather station. A work booklet is included along with differentiated writing frames for weaker pupils.
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Desertification, Causes of desertification in the Sahal

Desertification, Causes of desertification in the Sahal

This resource relates to the AQA specification for GCSE (UK) exams from 2018 onwards. This TWO HOUR lesson investigates the causes of desertification. The resource looks at climate change, population growth, removal of fuel wood, over grazing/cultivation and soil erosion. The students engage in a card sort task to categorise the causes, effects and solutions to desertification. A detailed multi-levelled flow diagram task is used to highlight the numerous ways desertification can be exacerbated. Group discussion questions and source analysis are also included in this great teaching and learning package.
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Effects of tropical storms, Researching tropcial storms, Nargis VS Karina

Effects of tropical storms, Researching tropcial storms, Nargis VS Karina

This resource investigates the effects of tropical storms. The lesson use pupil led internet research to compare two tropical storms; one in a LIC and one in a HIC. The lesson starts by introducing some of the effects. Here students are encouraged to develop their answers and not just list ideas. Both the Nargis and Katrina are over-viewed briefly. Instructions for the research task are provided, as well as a website links sheet.
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UK Climate, Explaining UK weather patterns

UK Climate, Explaining UK weather patterns

This 3-4 HOUR lesson teaches pupils to understand UK weather patterns. The resource investigates how latitude can affect temperature. Students then use isotherm maps to describe these patterns. Pupils are then tasked with explaining these variations. Differentiated worksheets are provided here. A mystery task is the main activity. Pupils are required to investigate why temperature and rainfall changes across the UK. Challenging extension material is also included for stretching gifted and talented children.
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Weather systems, What are depressions & anti-cyclones?

Weather systems, What are depressions & anti-cyclones?

In this 3 HOUR, lesson pupils learn the characteristics of both depressions and anti-cyclones. The formation of both these weather systems is covered in depth. A range of activities are included for varying abilities. Writing frames are provided to support and guide lower ability students.
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Rainfall types

Rainfall types

This 2 HOUR lesson teaches pupils about convectional, relief and frontal rainfall. This lesson uses a fun ‘pupil led learning’ in which pupils teach their peers about the various rainfall types. Groups then complete a tricky gap fill exercise to test understanding. An engaging ‘meerkat’ exercise is then used to further assess progress. Students will finally describe and explain rainfall patterns in the UK through graph analysis.
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The water cycle

The water cycle

This 3-4 HOUR resource investigates the water cycle. Pupils are taught the key concepts though listening to two fun and educational songs. The key processes are overviewed through a card sort task. A ‘splat game’ is then used to check pupil progress. Four differentiated worksheets are provided, as well as challenging group questioning. An extended creative writing task is then used to assess pupil understanding. A check criteria sheet is used for peer marking or for teacher use.
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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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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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