Monday 27 January 2020

New ELI today 'Where on Earth is no soil found? A ‘deep question’ discussion about soil-formation'.

This activity involves a class discussion to consolidate learning about soil-forming processes.
Many other soil-related activities can be found on our website in teaching strategies. The search engine and alphabetical index can also be used.

Monday 20 January 2020

The carbon cycle

'The carbon cycle through the window; how much evidence of the carbon cycle can you see through the window?'

The carbon cycle can be introduced when teaching many topics including the atmosphere, photosynthesis, respiration, decomposition, combustion and fossil fuels, climate change and so on. Possible answers are provided in the activity.
Many more activities relating to the Earth as a system can be found on our website.

Monday 13 January 2020

A palaeogeography in your school yard

The new ELI today is 'Playground continents; a palaeogeography in your school yard'.

In this Earthlearningidea, pupils are asked to match a set of specimens or photographs to their probable location on a map of an imaginary continent, drawn on the playground surface or on paper in the classroom.
This topic provides an excellent link between evidence in the geological record for former climatic regimes and modern geography. It could well be run in liaison between the science and the geography departments.
For more activities related to Palaeoenvironments, please refer to our Teaching strategies, the alphabetical index or use the search engine on our website.

Monday 6 January 2020

Rock cycle - product and process

'Laying out the rock cycle: product and process; sorting out the rock cycle products – and then adding the processes'

In this activity pupils are asked to place a series of rock cycle products in the correct places on a diagram of the rock cycle, then to consider how all these are linked by rock cycle processes.
Many activities about the rock cycle can be found on our website.