Monday 27 December 2021

Planting trees

Our new ELI today is 'Let's plant some trees; investigating the importance of trees to our planet'.

In this activity afforestation and reforestation are considered and all the ways that trees are important to our planet are discussed.

Other activities related to reaching the 'net zero' emissions target can be found on our website.

Monday 20 December 2021

Party time for volcanoes!

This is a good time of year to try 'Party time for volcanoes! How much force does it take to set off a party popper “volcano"?'

This activity measures the force required to burst a party popper; it provides a quantifiable way of measuring a gradually increasing stress, akin to the build up of pressure beneath a volcano, or the increases in stress as rock masses begin to move relative to each other. The variable results obtained relate to the prediction of volcanic eruptions or earthquakes - and it's great fun!

Many more Earthlearningideas about volcanic eruptions and earthquakes can be found on our website.

Monday 13 December 2021

Potential source of energy from flooded, old coal mines

Our new ELI today and another in our 'net zero' emissions series is, 'A new use for old coal mines; a potential source of energy from beneath our feet'.

This activity investigates how geothermal heat in flooded coal mines might be used to heat our homes and workplaces.

The 'net zero' emissions series of Earthlearningideas can be found here.

Monday 6 December 2021

Volcanic eruptions - which classroom eruption is best?

Following the eruption of Mt Semeru on Java in Indonesia, the ELI today is 'Best classroom eruption? Which type of classroom eruption best shows how volcanoes erupt?


This Earthlearningidea evaluates different types of classroom eruptions to gauge which best shows how eruptions are triggered.

Many activities about volcanic eruptions can be found by using the search engine or alphabetical index on our website.