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Water cycle rap’s

After exploring the processes which operate within the hydrological¬†cycle, I gave students a chance to demonstrate their understanding in a more creative and cross-curricular manner. Students were instructed, in pairs or small groups, to design a rap which demonstrates their... Continue Reading →

Pop-up drainage basin

Instead of asking students to illustrate the traditional model of a drainage basin, I always create this classic (oldie, but a goodie) pop-up version. Once created students are very proud to open their book to watch their drainage basin pop-up.... Continue Reading →

Earthquake distribution: Proportional circles

This term my Year 9 students have been following our newly amended Earthquake scheme of work to incorporate GCSE cartographic and graphical skills. During one of the lessons I decided to incorporate the concept of proportional circles by introducing them... Continue Reading →

Would you like fries with that?

This week my Year 11's made chips, but not in the traditional sense. Students were give a portion of chips and a wrapper template to either: Write and define key words, by the end they had a portion of topic... Continue Reading →

Tsunami film reel

Year 9 students were asked to create a film reel to illustrate the formation of a tsunami. Students were given a written explanation of how a tsunami is formed. They were then instructed to use the explanation to illustrate the... Continue Reading →

Tsunami comic strip

This activity was completed by Year 11, where students were asked to complete a comic strip to illustrate and explain the formation of a tsunami. Students were instructed to be as creative as they wanted providing their completed comic contained... Continue Reading →

Progress: Ready, set, race!

One of my most recent lessons required students to understand how cold environments can be managed effectively. There was a large amount of content I wanted each student to get through during the lesson, all of which needed to be... Continue Reading →

Earthquake resistant buildings

This has to be one of my favourite lessons when teaching earthquakes. Students love the creative and hands on learning experience when asked to design their own personal earthquake resistant building. In pairs, students are given thirty toothpicks and mini... Continue Reading →

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