Two photographers travel far from the beaten path to capture time-lapse photos of Yosemite in all seasons.
Certainly a stunning landscape. Suggestion: have students watch the video (goes for 5 mins) and ask them to ask and research questions about the Yosemite landscape. Or just have it playing while the students are working.
These visualisations of the earth's wind and weather patterns are beautiful and quite mesmerising. A great way to have students locate features such as cyclones, fronts, and learn about wind direction in highs and lows. Click and drag on the globe to view different areas. Check the Facebook page for other visualisations.
The State of the Climate 2014 report, released today by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology, confirms that Australia is heating up. It has warmed by 0.9C since 1910, with more in store thanks to the…
Consideration of the implications of Australia's changing climate on Australian families and their lifestyle.
Whilst this clip from National Geographic is now over 2 year's old, it provides an interesting insight into the world's population. It also highlights that describing something as "typical" or "average" often masks the reality.
"Vast new cities are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain almost completely uninhabited ghost towns. Racing to stay ahead of the world economy, is the superpower about to implode?"
Palm oil is an edible plant oil which has become a common ingredient in many consumer products. Today, around 50 percent of the goods we use every day contain palm oil, from processed foods to candles, grooming products and “biofuels”. Read on for more information on why palm oil has become so pervasive, and how it is destroying rainforests.
Socioeconomic disadvantage and its impact on where we live and work (and how we get between the two), has enormous implications for health and well-being. But the picture is not as clear cut as many people…
"GeogSpace offers quality primary and secondary geography resource materials for all teachers of geography, including those that are very experienced and those just commencing their involvement. The materials will support teachers to develop their knowledge, skills and pedagogical capacity to teach geography of the highest quality."
Great resource from the Australian Geography Teachers Association, focusing on the Australian Curriculum.
Sixty-six years ago, the esteemed town planner Frank Heath took a bite out of his home town of Melbourne – from a safe distance. The Melbourne Herald was interviewing Heath in London. Quite possibly causing…
Thriving urban communities are the product of more than just planning.
"Human proximity in cities has been rising as a result of increases in world population, and rapid urbanisation – the World Health Organisation has said that, while 4 in 10 people were living in cities in 1970, by 2050 this proportion will be 7 in 10; during that 70-year period, the world population is projected to have grown from 3.7 billion to 9.3 billion.
The human population is also growing older than ever. This is a significant factor in the spread of disease, says Cutler, because, "the older you get, the more susceptible you get. The very young and very old are the two major groups that are prone to infections."