Monday 27 February 2017

New ELI+ today - 'From folds to crustal shortening: visualising past processes by calculation. Modelling folding by calculation – thinking through the assumptions'

This activity involves a method of calculating approximate crustal shortening in the field (or from a diagram or photograph). Students then discuss the assumptions involved.
Many more activities about fold mountains, aimed at different age groups, can be found on our website.

Monday 20 February 2017

A Game about Fossils for Early Years

Have you tried the Earthlearningidea 'Fossilise! A game showing how fossils form and survive'? 

The game, for 5 to 8 year-olds, can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links with literacy and numeracy. The chances of an organism becoming a fossil and then that fossil surviving for us to see are very small indeed.
Many activities about fossils for all age groups can be found on our website.

Monday 13 February 2017

What was it like to be on top of a mountain-building collision?

Today's new ELI is 'The view from above: living tectonism. What was it like to be there – on top of a mountain-building collision?'

A thought experiment asking pupils to imagine what it would have been like on top of a mountain range as it was being formed. This activity helps pupils to visualise the intensity of the Earth processes that cause folding and uplift, and of the intense surface processes that are likely to result – on the high exposed surfaces so formed.
Many more activities about fold mountains and mountain building can be found on the ELI website.