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Earth Structural Layer Cake

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"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, Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)
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For all of those super-keen cooks out there ... what a cool idea!

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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's comment, September 1, 2013 10:30 PM
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!

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

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GEOGstandards: Professional Standards for Accomplished Teaching of School Geography

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GEOGstandards, Geography, Standards...

Welcome to the Geography Teaching Standards website. Here you will find samples of exemplary geography teaching and comments on this teaching by the teachers and students involved.

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Jarrod Dodds's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:59 PM

I turn your attention to this page for its relevance as a geographical framework. Aligned with ACARA, Australian Government Research Council and many teacher associations, this website provides the tools required to successfully teach different geography systems across the board of Australia. 

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Digital Resources for Teaching About Earthquakes and Nepal

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On April 25, 2015, the country of Nepal was hit with a devastating earthquake, the worst its people has experienced since 1934.
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Food gardens - NRM resources for the Australian Curriculum

Food gardens - NRM resources for the Australian Curriculum | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
Food gardens are a great way of learning about healthy eating and organic gardening.
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Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges have produced an array of resources for the Australian Curriculum which focus on food gardens as an example of environmental sustainability.

These website has some great practical suggestions for teachers, with a particular focus on Geography in the Australian Curriculum.

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Home

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A new initiative of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. There is lots of potential for student interaction with the Kitchen Gardens.

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The 15 Fastest-Growing Megacities [CHART]

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Megacities such as New York, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro are set for major growth over the next 10 years.
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Geography of Twitter - Which Countries are the biggest users?

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“Which Countries are the biggest users of Twitter? Discover the geography of Twitter. A must read if you use Twitter for business and segment by geography! (Geography of Twitter – Which Countries are the biggest users?”
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Marcelle Searles's curator insight, September 6, 2013 2:01 AM

great way to introduce the topic of globalisation

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Geosense: an online world geography game

An online world geography game
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Geography Bunker Quiz

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“Answers correctly to get to sector 15 of the geography bunker Quiz (Got 1/15 playing the Geography Bunker quiz. Can you top that?”
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Have fun, but don't bomb out
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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

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“As mind-blowing as science is these days, it's probably safe to say that we're not going to invent a time machine within the next century. Through the magic of code, though, there is an entertaining alternative in the world of interactive maps.”
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Why the Study of Geography Matters - AllAfrica.com

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Why the Study of Geography Matters AllAfrica.com As a onetime university professor of geography it is very heartening to see President Kenyatta highlighting the great importance of geography in the contemporary world (Kenya's geographical position...
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Ironic Migration: Spain To Morocco | Sustainable Cities Collective

Ironic Migration: Spain To Morocco | Sustainable Cities Collective | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
For generations, Moroccans have immigrated to Europe for work but now, in a surprising illustration of Europe's economic crisis, that trend is reversing –Europeans are coming to Morocco in search of jobs.
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Spatialworlds: Doing Geogthink

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Thoughts and ideas for helping teachers and students to understand the seven concepts of Geography in the Australian Curriculum

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Inspiration

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Inspiration is a powerful mind mapping software ideal for visual learners. (#shoutout Meet Inspiration 9, mind mapping software ideal for visual learners & dyslexia support.
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Frozen Earth | NOAA Climate.gov

Frozen Earth | NOAA Climate.gov | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
This video montage of spectacular NASA satellite images set to music shows different types of ice and ice features as well as descriptions of satellite-based measurements of ice cover.
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Garden-Based Learning

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School and community gardens can be used for academic enrichment, where students can learn about nutrition, food security, and ecological sustainability.
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This fits in really well with the Year 9 Geography unit "Biomes & Food Security"

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Global Words

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The fifteen units of work in Global Words have been produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to i...
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AGTA 2015 - Conference presentations

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Access links to conference workshops, keynotes and additional presentations at the 2015 Australian Geography Teachers Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand

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A variety of presentations and workshops were enjoyed by all participants at this year's AGTA conference. Of particular interest were the presentation relating to the hazard geography of NZ.

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Welcome | GeogSpace

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This is a "must-view" resource for all Australian Geography teachers. Some great stuff on this site ....

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Sustainability resources for the Australian Curriculum

Sustainability resources for the Australian Curriculum | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
“Education for sustainability develops a balanced approach to the way humans interact with each other and the environment.”
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Geosense: an online world geography game

An online world geography game
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DPS Techie Brekkie | Digital Multimodal Texts |...

DPS Techie Brekkie | Digital Multimodal Texts |... | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
“Creating multimodal texts using digital media is a core element of the Australian Curriculum. Not just in English either. In Maths, History and Science, students will need to use digital media to publish their work and explain their thinking.”
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Earth Structural Layer Cake

Earth Structural Layer Cake | Resources for the Geography Teacher | 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, Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)
Joanne Wegener's insight:

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

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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's comment, September 1, 2013 10:30 PM
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!

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

project option we currently do for this unit

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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This is such a fun game. Test your own knowledge, set up challenges for your class, use processes of deduction to find out "where in the world" you are. Very addictive! 

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Adelaide's suburban councils push for fortnightly rubbish collection

Adelaide's suburban councils push for fortnightly rubbish collection | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
SUBURBAN councils want residents to accept fortnightly rubbish pick-ups to save money and encourage recycling.
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An interesting proposal by Adelaide councils to reduce the amount of domestic waste going into landfill. Would such a proposal be a successful way of reducing our domestic waste?

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The Human Head as a Mercator Projection | Geography Education

The Human Head as a Mercator Projection | Geography Education | Resources for the Geography Teacher | Scoop.it
Such an ordinary object, yet so disturbingly presented…...
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