Monday 25 July 2022

Igneous rocks - how well can you describe them?

The new ELI today is 'Picturing igneous rocks – 2; visualise and draw igneous rocks from a verbal description'.

All the activities in the 'picturing' series, enhance pupils' skills of description and interpretation. In this ELI, they are using photographs of igneous rocks and scenery for their descriptions.

Other activities about igneous rocks can be found in the Alaphabetical index.

Monday 18 July 2022

Create your own geo-music . . . . or . . . . geo-art, geo-poetry . . . .

Have you tried our cross-curricular ELIs? For example, 'Geo-music - music inspired by all things ‘geo’: create your own geo-music'.

Much of our great music was and is inspired by the natural world. This activity encourages pupils to listen to such music and to compose their own.

This activity creates a cross-curricular link between the sciences and arts and is one of six in the series - - to be found in our Cross-curricular ELIs.

Monday 11 July 2022

Investigating fuels produced from biomass

The latest in our net zero emissions target series is 'Liquid biofuels - keeping our wheels turning into the future: investigating fuels produced from biomass'.

The activity describes the use of biomass to produce biofuels. It investigates both first and second generation biofuels. The latter are currently undergoing extensive research and it is hoped that in the future they will replace petrol (gasoline) entirely.

Other activities in this series can be found in our environment category.