Monday 25 January 2021

What catastrophic natural processes have affected your region?

New ELI today:  'What catastrophic natural processes affected your region in the geological past? Use the evidence in your local region to interpret dramatic geological events'

In this activity several photographs are used to stimulate discussion about possible rapid geological processes in the past which might have had “catastrophic” outcomes if there had been humans on the Earth at those times. How could these disastrous processes have affected your area?

Many detailed activities associated with natural hazards can be found in the Natural Hazards category on our website.

Monday 18 January 2021

Using sponge rolls to investigate folds and faults

'Swiss roll surgery; investigating geological structures and their outcrops using sponge rolls'


This activity can be used in any science or geography lesson when folded and faulted rocks are discussed. By adapting the terminology, it can be used with any age group when explanations of folded and faulted rocks are required.

Many more Earthlearningideas about folding and faulting can be found on our  website. 



Monday 11 January 2021

Confused about solar and lunar eclipses? Try this!

The new ELI today is 'What would an eclipse look like from the moon? From the moon, what would the Earth look like during a) a solar, b) a lunar eclipse on Earth?'

Asking pupils the deep questions in this activity will help the class to visualise the different positions of the Sun, Earth and moon during eclipses, and so consolidate their learning and clear up confusion.

Many more related activities can be found in our Earth in Space category on the website.

Monday 4 January 2021

Science and geography activites for online learning

Earthlearningidea has produced many teaching videos and teaching workshops which both teachers and pupils can use either in the class room or online. Our workshops are designed for ages 11 to 16 but many are suitable for either younger or older pupils.

All the videos refer to the ELI activities they represent; these are linked to our website.