Category Archives: Physical World

DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs. Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk) set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for … Continue reading

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Lava Caving In The Reykjanes Peninsula

I love each and every trip to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours. I thoroughly enjoy the chance to share some of the wonders of this fantastic island with eager students, and am particularly happy when I … Continue reading

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Now You See It – Now You Don’t – The Case Of The Disappearing Beach …

A beach that disappeared more than 30 years ago has returned to an island off the County Mayo coast in south west Ireland. The sand at Dooagh, Achill Island, was washed away by storms in 1984 leaving a rocky wave … Continue reading

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3D Mapping With The Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey has revealed its latest impressive development – a new 3D mapping software package that brings to life some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. The interactive tool offers aerial views of peaks, glens, lochs and lakes – … Continue reading

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First Icebergs of the Season Attract Tourists

An interesting new type of tourism has emerged this week in Newfoundland thanks to a new visitor – one of the first icebergs of the season. A towering 150 foot tall iceberg has run aground in the shallow waters next … Continue reading

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Pack A Disaster Bag

Anyone teaching about responses to natural disasters may want to check out the web site for Sacramento County: http://www.sacramentoready.org/ It includes a good deal of information about responses and preparedness, and I particularly like their advert that tries to encourage … Continue reading

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Weather Resources For the Classroom

http://www.metlink.org/ There are some great resources on this site for teaching weather and climate at both primary and secondary level – worth exploring. I particularly like this ‘cloud wheel’ to assist identification of cloud formations: Download a copy for yourself … Continue reading

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