Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Use the view of your local area to tune yourself into the local geology

Our new ELI published yesterday is 'The view from the site'. Use the view from any viewpoint, to ask the questions provided. These will help your pupils to pick out any landscape-scale evidence for the local geology and its structure.

All the ‘lumps and bumps’ of a landscape are either natural or the result of human activity; larger features can only be natural. This activity uses these features as clues to the underlying geology and geological structure. The photographs used in the activity focus on inland features but at the coast the link
between the coastal features and the geological structure is even clearer.
This activity could be extended to include erosional features such as river, glacial and fault-bound valleys and also depositional features such as fenland and tidal flats.
Pupils always enjoy being out of school and this activity is great fun.

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