Monday, 19 March 2018

Earthlearningidea photo galleries

Recently a member of the ELI team has organised workshops for teachers in Rwanda. They were doing one of the new activities which will be published on our website soon.

We have added the photos to the photo gallery which is now quite extensive.
If you have any photos of Earthlearningideas in action, please send them to us for the gallery. All the activities can be found on the website.

Monday, 12 March 2018

From river sediment to stripey sedimentary rocks

The new ELI today is 'From river sediment to stripey rocks; modelling the build up of different layers of sediment as seen in sedimentary rocks'.

The activity is useful in consolidating knowledge about sediment transport and deposition by rivers. It helps pupils to interpret patterns they see in ancient river sandstones and to understand that the environment is constantly changing. It's also fun to do!
Lots more activities about rivers and their erosion, transportation and deposition can be found on our website by using the search engine or the index.

Monday, 5 March 2018

What questions about weathering might be asked at any rock exposure?

This series of Earthlearningideas suggests questions about geological processes that might be asked when standing with pupils looking at rock in a cliff, road cutting or quarry. The first of the series is about planning for fieldwork and the second is all about weathering.

This activity can be carried out using any exposed surface of rocks, including natural and artificial rock exposures, but also building stones, monuments or gravestones. Manufactured materials such as bricks, tiles and concrete also show the effects of weathering.
Other activities associated with weathering can be found on our website.