Monday, 26 May 2014

Load casts - sedimentary structures

The latest ELI continues the sedimentary structures series with 'Load casts; interpreting odd bumps on the bases of beds'. This activity is based on photographs and diagrams of load casts. Pupils are asked to interpret how the structures formed and therefore to infer past environments. They can model load casts with sand and water as shown in the photo above.
The other activities in the sedimentary structures series can be found in 'related activities' on our website.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Geological mapwork series

Do you know about the ELI geological mapwork series? On the website, there are three 'Mapwork from scratch' activities and also eight 'Mapwork from models'.
All are listed on our Teaching strategies page on the website. One example of Mapwork from models is shown below.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Adaptations of sea shells to their habitats

Our new Earthlearningidea, published today is 'Sea shell survival; how are common sea shells adapted to their habitats?'

Other related activities to do with fossils and adaptations to environment are listed on the right-hand side of our home page.
All these are free to download from our website.

Monday, 5 May 2014

How do earthquakes affect buildings?

Try the ELI 'Shaken but not stirred?' to find out how earthquakes affect buildings. This activity can be used to help students to explore the effects of earthquakes in densely populated areas, and to dispel misconceptions about the relative safety of high rise buildings in seismically active regions.
It is one of many, free activities available on our website.