Sunday 24 October 2010

Finding the evidence

Wegener's 'Continental drift' meets Wilson's 'Plate tectonics: how Wegener's continental drift evidence matches up with evidence for plate tectonics'.
This new Earthlearningidea asks pupils to sort out which parts of the evidence we now have for plate tectonics that Alfred Wegener knew about in the 1920s.
By doing this activity, pupils will be able to describe the evidence we have for plate tectonic theory today; describe the evidence that Wegener used for his 'Continental drift' theory and discuss why Wegener's evidence might not have been believed at the time.
This is one of many plate tectonic activities on our website.

Thursday 21 October 2010

Those sedimentary features

I have now heard that the three photos, shown in the previous post, were taken in the Blue Mountains in Australia, if that helps. The tubular structures are still causing confusion - are we sure they are sedimentary?

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Sedimentary features query

Can anyone identify these please?
Let us know what you think either on 'comments' on this blog or by email.
Please ask if you would like a better image of any of them.

Monday 18 October 2010


Following on from last week's Earthlearningidea about the difficulty of predicting volcanic eruption, have you tried 'Earthquake prediction - when will the Earthquake strike?' This activity models the build up of stress and sudden release in the Earth that creates earthquakes. This is one of many activities in our Natural Hazards category.

Monday 11 October 2010

It's party time in your classroom!

'Party time for volcanoes!' is our new Earthlearningidea; it is great fun and will be enjoyed by pupils and staff. The activity demonstrates how difficult it is to predict when sudden Earth events will be triggered. It can be used to demonstrate the uncertainty of predicting earthquakes and landslides as well as for volcanic eruptions.
Please let us know how you get on by writing a comment on this post or by emailing us.

Monday 4 October 2010

Teaching Natural Hazards?

Need some ideas for teaching natural hazards? Try Earthlearningidea's Natural Hazards category. There are teaching activities from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, tsunamis, floods to dam bursts. Let us know how you get on or send us some extension ideas.