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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 - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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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Possible eruption of Cerro Azul in the next few days to weeks

Possible eruption of Cerro Azul in the next few days to weeks | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Seismic and deformation data indicate magma is trying to rise to the surface at Cerro Azul volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador. An eruption can be expected in the next few days or weeks, probably of the same type as those previously occurring at th
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Landforms and landscapes

CD: The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (ACHGK050)

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NASA Data Show California's San Joaquin Valley Still Sinking

NASA Data Show California's San Joaquin Valley Still Sinking | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Groundwater Pumping Causing Subsidence, Damaging Water Infrastructure
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Earthquakes 101 | National Geographic

Earthquakes are unpredictable and can strike with enough force to bring buildings down. Find out what causes earthquakes, why they're so deadly, and what'
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Australia's coordinates out by more than a metre, scientists say

Australia's coordinates out by more than a metre, scientists say | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
A team of scientists is due to recalculate Australia's latitude and longitude coordinates, which are currently out by more than 1.5 metres.
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This might be the best video of lava you've ever seen

This might be the best video of lava you've ever seen | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Kilauea has been erupting for 32 years, but a new video captures the volcano's oozing beauty as few people ever get to see it.
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CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform

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The Science of Earthquakes

The Science of Earthquakes | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
From fault types to the Ring of Fire to hydraulic fracking, the Earthquakes infographic by Weather Underground helps us understand the complexities of what shakes the ground.
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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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CD - The causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard.

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Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometer (250-mile) chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high.
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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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CD - The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform.

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

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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
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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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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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Russian scientists find 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas

Russian scientists find 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
"This is really a new thing to permafrost science. It has not been reported in the literature before,” an Arctic expert said.
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Landforms and landscapes

CD: The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features (ACHGK048)

The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (ACHGK050)


Russian scientists recently discovered 7,000 earthen knobs erupting from the Siberian Arctic, each the size of a small hill. It was as though the permafrost had broken out into giant grass-covered mounds. What’s more, an unknown number of these bubbles could contain methane and explode, forming craters, the Siberian Times reported. Using a combination of satellite images and field study, the researchers tallied the bumps. They found far more than previously counted. “At first such a bump is a bubble, or ‘bulgunyakh’ in the local Yakut language. With time the bubble explodes, releasing gas,” Alexey Titovsky, director of the Yamal department for science and innovation, told the Siberian Times. “This is how gigantic funnels form.”

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Tsunamis 101 | National Geographic

Tsunamis are giant, powerful waves most often caused by earthquakes beneath the ocean floor. Their incredible power can destroy entire communities, the
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The science of earthquakes explained

The science of earthquakes explained | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
Earthquakes can cause immense damage to buildings and infrastructure, trigger tsunamis, and reshape the Earth's surface with their force. But how do earthquakes begin, and why are some much more devastating than others?
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World's longest continental volcanic chain found in Australia

World's longest continental volcanic chain found in Australia | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it
A 2000-kilometre-long chain of extinct volcanoes has been identified along eastern Australia.
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Tsunami in Japan 2011

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Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas | GTAV AC:G Y8 - Landforms and landscapes | Scoop.it

Properties worth over £1bn will be lost to coastal erosion in England and Wales over the next century, with no compensation for homeowners, as it becomes too costly to protect them.

After the floods: A year on, memories continue to haunt residents

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Animated Life: Pangea - YouTube

This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory. Produced by: Flora Lichtm...
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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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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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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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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."


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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!

Michelle Winemiller's curator insight, January 22, 2015 11:07 AM

project option we currently do for this unit

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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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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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