Monday 29 April 2024

Landforms - work them out from a series of photographs and a few clues

Our new ELI today is another in our 'Picturing' series - 'Picturing Landforms -2; visualise and draw landforms from a verbal description'.

This activity enhances pupils’ skills of description and interpretation using photographs of landforms. It requires careful observation and is great fun to do!

Similar activities can be found in the 'Picturing' series.

Monday 22 April 2024

More on Greenhouse effect

We continue our theme of the Greenhouse effect with 'Is the greenhouse effect happening outside today? A classroom discussion to consolidate understanding about the greenhouse effect'.


This ELI involves a discussion to reinforce learning and to counter misconceptions about the greenhouse effect.

Related activities on climate change can be found in the 'Climate change' category.

Monday 15 April 2024

Greenhouse effect

The new ELI today continues our climate change series with 'Greenhouse effect in a bottle: how to simulate the effect of increased CO2 level on Earth's temperature'.

This ELI is a simulation where students test the effect of increased CO2 on the heating of the air in a bottle. This introduces the students to the phenomenon of global warming.

Related activities on climate change can be found in the 'Climate change' category.

Monday 8 April 2024

Solar eclipse

Because of the solar eclipse which is happening today, we are publishing 'Why does the Sun disappear? Demonstrate what happens when the Moon hides the Sun'.

This activity can be carried out when investigating our Solar system. It compares the
relative sizes and positions of the Moon and the Sun in relation to the Earth.

Related Earthlearningideas can be found in our 'Eclipses - solar and lunar, Earth in Space' category.

Monday 1 April 2024

Records of Earth's past temperatures

Our latest ELI+ is "‘Earth’s oxygen thermometers’ - simulating how ocean sediment and continental ice cores record past changes in Earth’s temperatures."

This activity is a simulation of how oxygen isotope analysis of deep-ocean sediments and continental ice-cores provides a record of past changes in Earth temperatures.

Other related activities can be found in 'Climate change' in our Resources and Environment category or within the alphabetical index.