Monday 28 December 2020

Wandering continents - continental drift

The new ELI today is 'Wandering continents; what evidence enables us to reconstruct the ancient supercontinent of Pangaea?'

This is a fun activity which can be used with younger children to introduce the aspect of plate tectonics known as continental drift, or as a revision exercise for older pupils. It uses simple evidence from the geological record on each continent to enable a reconstruction of an ancient supercontinent to be made.

You can find many more related activities for all age groups by searching for continental drift or plate tectonics on our website.

Monday 21 December 2020

Rock identification made easy

Confused about which rock is which? Try our new teaching videos and workshop; all free to download on our website.

'Spot that Rock' teaching videos and

'Spot that Rock' workshop

Monday 14 December 2020

Natural hazards in your local area?

The new ELI today is - 'Which natural hazards could damage the area where you live? How safe is your home area?'

Pupil are asked to look around their local regions to suggest what natural hazards might affect the areas in the future. In the activity, several photographs are used to stimulate discussion about natural hazards in pupils’ own home regions.

Many Earthlearningideas can be found about each of the natural hazards in the Natural Hazards category on our website.

Monday 7 December 2020

Teacher trainees trying various Earthlearningideas in Madrid

An EGU (European Geosciences Union) workshop was held for teacher trainees in the Faculty of Education of the University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.

More photos can be seen in the ELI Photo gallery. Activities shown can be found on our website by using the search engine or the alphabetical index.

If you would like to book a similar workshop, please contact the ELI team.