Monday, 16 May 2022

Advances in battery technology

Continuing our 'net zero' emissions series, the new ELI today is 'Nuclear batteries - the future? Investigating advances in battery technology'.

This activity explores the future of battery technology and asks pupils to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using nuclear batteries.

The full series of Earthlearningideas about how we can reach 'net zero' emissions targets can be found here.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Following on from global agriculture last week, today's ELI is one of our soil series - 'Soil layers puzzle; make your own soil profile and investigate others'


This activity can be used in any lesson about the environment, rocks and landscape, agriculture, gardening or investigations out of doors.

Many more Earthlearningideas about Soils can be found here. 

Monday, 2 May 2022

How will global agriculture adapt to climate change?

Continuing our 'net zero' emissions series, the new ELI today is 'The future for global agriculture; the adaptation of agriculture to climate change'.


Global agriculture will have to adapt as the planet's climate continues to change. How farming methods and the introduction of new crops can change, to adapt to the new conditions and reduce agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions, are discussed in this activity.

Other ELIs related to reaching 'net zero' emissions can be seen here.

Monday, 25 April 2022

How modern environments may be preserved in a sequence of rocks

Following on from our new ELI about Walther's Law last week, today's ELI is about interpreting environments from a sequence of rocks and comparing the results with modern environments - 'Environmental detective: imagining how the evidence of modern environments could become preserved'.

This activity is an imaginative exercise in thinking about where different environments might occur on a tropical desert coast and how the evidence might become preserved in a sequence of rocks.

You can find other Earthlearningideas related to this is our topics and teaching resources.

Monday, 18 April 2022

How a relative rise in sea level affects a vertical sequence of sediments?

Today's new ELI+ is 'Walther’s law of sedimentation – teaching it the LegoTM way How does a relative rise in sea level affect a vertical sequence of sediments?'

This activity aids an understanding of the effects of relative sea level change on stratigraphy - - an important aspect of sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Related activities can be found in 'Stratigraphy and sequences' on our website.

Monday, 11 April 2022