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Viewing the ash plume from the Shiveluch Volcano

Viewing the ash plume from the Shiveluch Volcano | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes
Examines the processes that shape landforms, the values placed on landscapes, hazards associated with landscapes and their management. Case studies: Australia and other countries.
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Disaster Resilience Education For Schools | Australian Emergency Management Institute

Disaster Resilience Education For Schools | Australian Emergency Management Institute | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
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A mountain of resources here - whether you are studying bushfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes - there's something for you here.

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Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders

Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Pretty wild, right? It's a map of Pangea -- a supercontinent that formed roughly 300 million years ago -- mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.
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Plate Tectonics - The changing shape of the Earth

Plate Tectonics - The changing shape of the Earth | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
In 1977, after decades of tediously collecting and mapping ocean sonar data, scientists began to see a fairly accurate picture of the seafloor emerge.
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Earth Structural Layer Cake

Earth Structural Layer Cake | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it

"One of their lessons [in a series involving geologic sciences] involved teaching the kids about the structure of the Earth. One of her friends came up with the idea of presenting a model of the Earth made out of cake. So my sister asked me if I could make a spherical cake with all the layers of the Earth inside it."


Via Seth Dixon
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How fantastic is this??

 

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Joanne Wegener's curator insight, August 26, 2013 7:42 AM

For all of those super-keen cooks out there ... what a cool idea!

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Year 8 Unit 1
Courtney Burns's curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:58 PM

I think that this came out awesome! I definetly don't think that I would be able to pull something like this off. However what I found intersting about this was that it was like a cake map. Students were able to get a visual about what the earth's core is like. It visually shows them all the different layers of the earth. Just by visually seeing the cake like this will help a lot more kids to remember this lesson. Also by the baker putting the countries in their accurate locations makes this cake even that much better. They are veiwing a map and they don't even know it. I think this cake is a great tool to use to show students just how the earth is actually made up. By allowing the students to visually see it also makes it more likely for them to remember the material. Viewing maps can teach so much, which is why I think this "cake map" is an awesome way to teach and get the kids attention!

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
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CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

Select number 1 for Aral Sea, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

 

A 1990 Landsat satellite image (left) contrasts with a recent view of this briny, Central Asia lake. Diversion of rivers for cotton irrigation has shrunk its extent by three quarters in the last fifty years. Color variations are due to differences in detection equipment and processing techniques. 

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Year 8 Unit 1
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CD 4: The human causes and effects of landscape degradation

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The Great East Japan Big Data Workshop | Google Earth Blog

The Great East Japan Big Data Workshop | Google Earth Blog | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications
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Year 8 Unit 1
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Pangaea

Learn more: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=axB6uhEx628 Pangaea - the idea of Pangaea and some of the evidence behind it
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Next supercontinent will amaze you

Next supercontinent will amaze you | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Fifty million to 200 million years from now, geologists expect Earth's continents to smash together into one big supercontinent, just as they've done repeatedly in our planet's distant past — and a new computer model suggests that the Arctic Ocean...
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CD 3: The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (Volcanoes).

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Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes... with oreos!

Understanding Earthquakes and Volcanoes... with oreos! | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's comment, September 1, 2013 10:29 PM
Year 8 Unit 1
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CD 3: The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (Volcanoes).

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Chips Fire Burn Scar : Natural Hazards

Chips Fire Burn Scar : Natural Hazards | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
One of a number of large wildfires that have affected northern California in 2012, the Chips fire burned more than 75,000 acres by the time firefighters had contained it.
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Google Earth A to Z: Volcanoes

Google Earth A to Z: Volcanoes | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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CD 3: The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (Volcanoes).

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Geography4Kids.com: Earth Structure

Geography4Kids.com: Earth Structure | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Geography4Kids.com! The web site that teaches physical geography and earth science basics to everyone!
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Lots of great information here on the structure of the earth, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes as well as quizzes.

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Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:15 AM
Quite interactive. Don't let the students play the Goodgame Empire game. I was hoping that its map base might help Geog skills and problem solving but not too relevant to Geog. Other interactives are good. Steve
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Avalanche Simulation

Avalanche Simulation | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Unleash an Avalanche at National Geographic.
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Create an avalanche by selecting the appropriate conditions.

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Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:25 AM
The unleash an avalanche adjusting the wind speed, temperature and precipitation is a good animation. And the kids will be interested at what is at the bottom of the mountain.
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Cmdr Hadfield: I'm used to rivers that know what they're doing!

Cmdr Hadfield: I'm used to rivers that know what they're doing! | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
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CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

 

Commander Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who very much a Geographer. For more of his remarkable images go to: http://www.cnet.com.au/commander-hadfields-best-shots-of-earth-from-the-iss-339344254.htm ;

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ABC Catchment Detox

ABC Catchment Detox | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
The challenge is to manage a river catchment so that after 100 years you have a healthy economy and a healthy environment
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Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.

It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.

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Jade ten Kate's comment, September 6, 2013 5:52 PM
Could be used as part of an assessment. Students play the game then write an analysis of their actions and the consequences of these on the catchment
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Tsunami in Japan 2011 - Shocking video

Tsunami in Japan 2011 - Shocking video
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

 

This is an absolutely gripping video, that is equally amazing and horrifying.  In Kesennuma, Japan, the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused catastrophic damage, although many were able to survive on the high-rise rooftop (like the videographer).  Much like a tsunami, the video starts out slow with only alarm bells, but at around the 2:20 minute mark the first sign of the small wave makes its way up the river, with onlookers unsure of the magnitude of the impending damage.  The riverbanks are breached at 7:43.  By 14 minutes, the debris and wreckage is massive, and the quantity of water flooding in is still growing.  The last 6 minutes shows the waters receding, but the impact of the tsunami still spreads as fires spread through town.

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100 years of earthquakes

100 years of earthquakes | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
This map of all the world's recorded earthquakes between 1898 and 2003 is stunning. As you might expect, it also creates a brilliant outline of the plates of the Earth's crust—especially the infamous "Ring of Fire" around the Pacific Plate.
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Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory

Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

CD - The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

 

CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

 

CD - The human causes and effects of landscape degradation.

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Linked to Year 8 Landforms

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Year 8 Unit 1
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CD 1: The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.

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The crumbling cliffs of Dover: Now France is even further away as thousands of tons of chalk crash into sea as winter takes its toll

The crumbling cliffs of Dover: Now France is even further away as thousands of tons of chalk crash into sea as winter takes its toll | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Thousands of tons of chalk from the famous White Cliffs of Dover have collapsed into the sea following a huge rockfall.
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CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

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Year 8 Unit 1
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Representations of landscapes in Australian art

Representations of landscapes in Australian art | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

CD - The aesthetic, cultural and spiritual value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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Real-time Earthquake Map

Real-time Earthquake Map | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards
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The Christchurch Earthquake

The Christchurch Earthquake | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
This program documents the effects of the two earthquakes that rocked Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Using dramatic footage captured within moments of both earthquakes, the film tracks the personal cost of one of New Zealand’s largest catastrophes.
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Fantastic video,expires on SBS Ondemand Fri 1 March. Purchase via SBS specialist Ed distributer Marcom Projects.  $21.95

Not available yet on the free documentary site

http://watchdocumentary.com/

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Year 8 Unit 1
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Year 8 Unit 1
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Viewing the ash plume from the Shiveluch Volcano

Viewing the ash plume from the Shiveluch Volcano | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
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Introduction to Volcanoes

This HD dramatic video choreographed to powerful music introduces the viewer/student to Volcanoes. It is designed as a motivational "trailer" to be shown in ...
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Cracking video to use in above CD - enjoy!

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Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:02 AM
Awe and Wonder are goals of the new Australian Curriculum: Geography. Now this youtube is how to get the Yr 8s totally engaged and ready to love learning about Volcanoes. VERY GOOD. Steve
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Make an earthquake table shaker maker: Juicy Geography, UK

Make an earthquake table shaker maker: Juicy Geography, UK | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning in Geography with ideas for lessons, lots of resources and software reviews. Key Stage 3 and 4
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Stephen Latham's comment, February 19, 2013 8:20 AM
Fun hands on activities for upper primary and lower secondary. There is a wealth of material on this site including virtual courses.