Tag Archives: plate tectonics

Indonesia Earthquake Maps

Following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that shook Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi Province back in September 2018, and the tsunami that hit coastal towns on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait – there has been a wealth of information on the web for geography teachers. … Continue reading

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Slip, Slide, Collide – Revision Game For Plate Tectonics

Here’s a new web site that would be useful for any lessons on earth structure and plate tectonics. It consists of an interactive test for students – they can even challenge each other on Facebook! Good for revision, perhaps? http://www2.open.ac.uk/openlearn/slipslidecollide/

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New Lava Centre Exhibition For Iceland

School trips to Iceland have grown in popularity in recent years, and I have been lucky enough to be regularly involved with some of them through my work with Rayburn Tours. http://www.lavacentre.is/ This summer I am looking forward to visiting … Continue reading

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Australia On The Move ….. ?

If you are looking for a fresh way to  illustrate  dynamic plate tectonic activity, look no further than this recent National Geographic article about Australia. It describes how the continent has shifted by nearly 5 feet since 1994! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/australia-moves-gps-coordinates-adjusted-continental-drift/ This sort of … Continue reading

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Myth-Busting the New ‘San Andreas’ Movie – Sorting Fact From Fiction

I managed to catch the new movie ‘San Andreas’ last night – perfect timing for a unit of work I had just started with year nine students, looking at earthquake preparedness in California. It is a classic American ‘action movie’, … Continue reading

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Checking Out The Azores – A New Destination For School Geography?

During the Easter holiday, I was given the opportunity to join a teacher focus group to visit the Azores. The trip was organised by ‘Discover the World’, a tour company who specialise in taking school parties to exciting locations. They … Continue reading

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Monthly WARP – June

I made a New Year promise to include a regular slot in my blog for 2014, called my ‘monthly WARP’. This is based on an acronym where the ‘W’ stands for a web resource, the ‘A’ for an app, the … Continue reading

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