Year 7

December 2008 – PRACTICING MAP SKILLS

There are lots of great online games for you to develop and test your map skills and over the next couple of weeks up until Christmas I will post some of the best ones here for you to have a go at! Try and have a go at at least one of the games by next lesson if you can! They will also be good for revision when you prepare for your end of unit Map Test which will be just after Christmas.

Maptivity - Ordnance Survey Site

Maptivity - Ordnance Survey Site

The OS (Ordnance Survey) have some great online games to get you started (these are what we looked at in today’s lesson! – check out the grid references, map symbols and compass direction games on their Maptivity Site)

Other Quizzes include:

Map Symbols Crossword – how many have you learnt?

Grid References and Symbols – test yourself with these great games – see how many you can get right!

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June 25th – Hurricane Nargis

Having looked last lesson at the formation of Hurricanes / Cyclones, we are looking in today’s lesson at the effects of Hurricane Nargis which hit Burma (Myanmar) at the beginning of May 2008.

The following clip is the full clip of which we watched part in today’s lesson. Look at the images and think carefully about the devastation caused. Think about how people’s lives have been affected and try and imagine what it must have been like to have been caught in Hurricane Nargis and how your life would have changed afterwards.

June 17th – Formation of Hurricanes / Cyclones

You will have seen from today’s lesson that Hurricanes are strong tropical storms with winds often more than 74mph. Remember though that Cyclones and Hurricanes are the same thing, they have the same characteristics but are just given different names depending on the area in which they form. Hurricanes appear over the North Atlantic Ocean, Cyclones over the Indian Ocean (in the case of Cyclone Nargis which hit Burma (Myanmar)) and where they appear over the Pacific Ocean they are known as Typhoons.

Remember – the formation of a Hurricane / Cyclone / Typhoon, begins over warm seas/oceans. As the air above the warm sea is heated it rises and creates a low pressure zone at the surface. This results in winds rushing into the low pressure and rising – as they rise they release heat and moisture (forming clouds) and they then descend. It is the earth’s rotation which causes the rising air to begin to spin (counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere). As the rising warm and moist air cools it forms large cumulonimbus clouds. The spiraling winds form a cylinder around a central area of cool, sinking air in which there are calm conditions – this is known as the eye of the storm. The energy driving the hurricane is from the warmth of the oceans, as hurricanes hit land they then begin to lose momentum as they lose their source of energy!

Have a look at this super Youtube clip which shows a series of satellite photographs stitched together to show the formation of a hurricane as it forms. As you watch it look at the growth of the storm and look out for the eye of the storm at the centre!

June 13th – Tornadoes

Having looked at how Tornadoes in today’s lesson – why not remind yourself of the processes leading to their formation by having a look at this YouTube clip.

This video clip shot on June 11th shows the intensity of the recent tornado storms which hit Kansas state in the USA at the beginning of the month. The video shows the growing intensity of the storm and some of the devastation resulting from it.

June 2008 – FAVELA HOUSES

I’m sorry its taken me time to get this video put up – but I have finally been able to get it uploaded to show the fabulous favelas you created!! Have a look – and well done to everyone!!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “A N I M O T O: Year 7 Favela Houses“, posted with vodpod

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Week Beginning 3rd December 2007

PRACTICING MAP SKILLS

There are lots of great online games for you to develop and test your map skills and over the next couple of weeks up until Christmas I will post some of the best ones here for you to have a go at! Try and have a go at at least one of the games by next lesson if you can! They will also be good for revision when you prepare for your end of unit Map Test which will be just after Christmas.

Ordnance Survey – The OS have some great online games to get you started (these are what we looked at in today’s lesson! – check out the grid references, map symbols and compass direction games!) – click on the picture below to get started (remember you are looking for the Maptivity games!)

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Map Symbols Crossword – how many have you learnt?

Grid References and Symbols – test yourself with these great games – see how many you can get right!

Week Beginning 8th October 2007

Wednesday 8th October 2007

Today we are going to be applying our knowledge of latitude and longitude to help us develop our place knowledge and map out the world’s major continents, oceans and some key countries!

Now see how much you remember by checking out the following quizzes – these are ones we have looked at in class! Enjoy!

Week Beginning 1st October 2007

Advanced apologies – I am not with you on Tuesday this week as I am in Dunwich with Year 10 who are studying coasts for their GCSE studies. I am going to ask you to practice further using Latitude and Longitude as this is a really important skill for you to learn. To help practice have a go at this game:

  • Find Hannah – use your latitude & longitude skills to find where Hannah is hiding!

DON’T FORGET TO HAND IN YOUR LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE SHEET & YOUR EXERCISE BOOK AT THE END OF TUESDAY’S LESSON

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Week Beginning 24th September 2007

Homework Week 4

Set: Friday 28th September 2007 Due in: Wednesday 10th October 2007

TASK: Complete the Activity sheet on latitude and longitude – make sure you complete ALL the answers and write on the sheet (don’t forget to put your name on the sheet!) – why try out some of the resources below to help remind you how latitude and longitude works!

Well 7De – I have been incredibly impressed by the standard of your work so far this year – you have made a really super effort and the quality of your work is fantastic – keep up the great effort!

We have learnt a number of new skills so far:

  • Describing images
  • Drawing fieldsketches
  • Finding Places on a map.

This week we have really focused on finding places around the world. Do you remember the song with the countries of the world from Thursday’s lesson? The song is called Yakko’s World – “The Nations of the World” and you can see the video clip which goes with the song here.

Remember as there are so many different places in the world, we have to use a reference system in order to be able to locate where they are. This reference system uses the latitude and longitude of a place to pinpoint its location. For a simple reminder of lines of latitude and longitude see this simple animation (simply click on the options to add the lines).

HERE IS THE ANIMATION WE HAVE BEEN USING IN CLASS TO REVISE AND PRACTICE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE – WHY NOT HAVE A LOOK THROUGH IT YOURSELFtest yourself on those practice questions and make sure you can remember how to:

  1. give the latitude and longitude of a place
  2. find a place using latitude and longitude.

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Welcome to Geography – What is Geography?

In our first lesson we have focused on trying to understand what is meant by Geography and identifying the 3 different types of geography. Remember, we can talk about physical, human and environmental geography. Have a look through this slide presentation to remind yourself of the 3 different types – don’t worry you do not have answer the questions – just have a look through it!

GAME: Now can you remember the different types of geography – here is a game challenge for you – sort the following key terms into the correct type of geography in the quickest time you can!! (click proceed when you are ready to start the challenge!)

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