Top 100 UK Geo-sites from the Geological Society

giant-causewayThe UK and Ireland feature some of the most diverse and beautiful geology in the world, spanning most of geological time, from the oldest Pre-Cambrian rocks to the youngest Quaternary sediments. As part of Earth Science Week 2014, The Geological Society and partner organisations celebrated this unique geo-heritage by launching a list of 100 Great Geosites across the UK and Ireland. Members of the public nominated their favourite geosites, including some classic geological sites as well as some surprises.

http://apps.esriuk.com/app/GreatGeosites/6/wmt/view/5e0d44970b3a4b4dafb7da0404b2d8ed/index.html

The web site above provides some excellent materials to use in the classroom, perhaps as a starter activity, to inspire pupils to be interested in the natural beauty of the UK. The images and maps can be used to open discussions on rock types, human use and human impact upon these areas.

A good research homework might get the students to draw up their own lists for their local area or the UK.

 

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Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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