Tag Archives: plate tectonics

New Physical Geography Resources For The 2020 Classroom

Some more recently produced resources for the new school year ahead, starting with a world tectonic plates poster map, with diagrams of the different plate boundaries. This has been produced by NST, and can be downloaded from the following link: … Continue reading

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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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The World Is Just A Giant Chicken!

The map above was sent to me by a year eleven student, following a discussion about plate tectonics. She was unable to tell me the source of the image. It stimulated some students to start cutting up a world map … Continue reading

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America And Eurasia To Meet At North Pole?

Scientists at Yale university have predicted that America and Eurasia will crash into each other over the North pole in 50 – 200 million years time. Excellent article for lessons on plate tectonics! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16934181

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