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All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped

All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
See where 11,967 cyclones overlap in space in this fascinating look at the planet's most powerful storms.

The gusty cartography plots the paths all the tropical cyclones recorded in the past 170 years. Brighter areas show where they have overlapped in space, representing areas of historically frequent hurricane activity.


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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! | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:36 AM

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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Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory

Landscape and landforms of Wilsons Promontory | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:20 PM

Linked to Year 8 Landforms

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Year 8 Unit 1
Byron Northmore's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:08 AM

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

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EARTH Masterpieces

The natural landscapes shown as captured by satellite imagery is as beautiful as anything artists have ever created.  Some of the colors shown in the video may seem otherworldy.  Most of those color anomalies are due to the fact that remotely sensed images have more information in them than just what we see in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  Some of these images are processed to show different bands so we can visually interpret data such as what is in the near infra-red band, skewing the color palette.


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Byron Northmore's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:09 AM

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

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Real-time Earthquake Map

Real-time Earthquake Map | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards...

 

This map represents the 1079 earthquakes with magnitudes higher than 2.5 that have occured in the last 30 days.  You can customize the map to display different data at any scale.  There is detailed information about each earthquake in this great dataset. 


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Trisha Klancar's comment, August 18, 2012 8:33 AM
I've used this often and kids love it. It is visual and allows them to realize what is happening at that very moment and PERHAPS gets them to see the world doesn't revolve around them! hee,hee
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Manufactured Landscapes

This 90 minute documentary is an often painful look and the landscapes of manufacturing and the geography of resource extraction.  This video is VERY slow, so I don't recommend showing the whole video in class, but certain this video would be a good inclusion in a lesson (e.g.-Three Gorges Dam, e-waste or factory work).  This Zeitgeist Film by Jennifr Baichwal focuses primarily on Chinese manufacturing landscapes and the environmental impacts that technology produces that we would collectively like to pretend we can wish them away. 


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Landforms and Landscapes

Landforms and Landscapes | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

The causes and impacts of landscape hazards, for example, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, bushfires, coastal erosion, rip currents, landslides and avalanches


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Weathering, Erosion and Deposition

Learning about the forces that transform earth.

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plate tectonics

From BBC documentary film "Earth The Power Of The Planet "

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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 | Year 8 Geography - 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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Padmanabhan Jaikumar's comment, June 5, 2013 12:57 AM
may be answers to many questions
Magnus Gustafsson's comment, June 12, 2013 2:37 AM
Tnanks! This map makes it easier to understand our world right now.
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM

My favorite part about this map has to be its unintentionaly demographich connecter (If that even makes sense) for example along the south east part of the united states their are alot of latin americans and on this map the two continents are brought closer to each other to match the cultural demogaphic. To continue this the east coast and dixie are have a massive african american population. and again the african continent is brought close to people who have ancestreal roots to it. I know that pangea is not the reason why each culture settled in its respetive area just funny how well that worked out.

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All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped

All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
See where 11,967 cyclones overlap in space in this fascinating look at the planet's most powerful storms.

The gusty cartography plots the paths all the tropical cyclones recorded in the past 170 years. Brighter areas show where they have overlapped in space, representing areas of historically frequent hurricane activity.


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Slideshow: Hwy 34 destroyed through Big Thompson Canyon

Slideshow: Hwy 34 destroyed through Big Thompson Canyon | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
BOULDER, Colo. -- National Guard helicopters were able to survey parts of Highway 34 along the Big Thompson River Saturday. Here are some images of the destruction along the roadway.
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Erosion in Action

News 8 chief photojournalist Kevyn Fowler captured a road collapsing in Freeport, Maine during a storm.

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Shelby Porter's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:23 PM

Normally we see erosion on a piece of land over a long period of time. In this short video, we see what erosion can do to in mere minutes. It is scary to think how much the roads we drive on are eroding right underneath our cars. It is amazing how much the environment around us can change due to the weather. 

megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 12:30 AM
This video is crazy! It shows the erosion of a road during a storm. The water was supposed to run under the road and flow through a large pipe. As you can see after watching the video the road eventually erodes and then the pipe begins to bouy up and down. Later the road is completely deteriorated and the pipe ran down the river with the rest of the road.
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Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month: Water tracks on ...

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month: Water tracks on ... | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
The International Association of Geomorphologists'
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Geocube

Geocube | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

"Geocube is an attractive online resource about Geography. Geocube is based on the principle of the Rubik Cube with six faces and 54 topics. It is a virtual and easily accessible website which is available online for free. Move the Geocube around with your mouse and explore the faces and topics.Geocube provides an accessible way to read, see and watch what Geography is and geographers do."


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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:39 PM

Geografhy education I¡ve  recently open it

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I've recentli open it, is a good resourse for students and every peoples who likes geography
Jeffrey Miller's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Fantastic photography

 

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Physical Geography

This a visually stunning video montage with clips compiled from the Discovery Channel's series "Planet Earth."  


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Historical Earthquake Data

Historical Earthquake Data | Year 8 Geography - 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.

 

The plate boundaries are amazingly vivid in this geovisualization of the all the earthquakes over  a 105 year span.  How did scientist orginally come up with the theory of plate tectonics?  How did spatial thinking and mapping play a role in that scientific endeavor?


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Pangaea

Pangaea - the idea of Pangaea and some of the evidence behind it... 

 

This is a video produced by Khan Academy, which is a key resource and proponent for the 'flipped classroom.'  While they do not have many human geography resources (math is their specialty) they do have several video designed for teaching physical geography including this one that covers


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Michelle Winemiller's curator insight, January 22, 2:22 PM

great source with the video information and fossil evidence for students to get good reinforcement

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Earth 100 Million Years From Now

Earth's landmasses were not always what they are today. Continents formed as Earth's crustal plates shifted and collided over long periods of time. This vide...

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Plate Tectonics with Oreo Cookies

Plate Tectonics with Oreo Cookies | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

The lithosphere (Earth's crust) is a hard, rigid plate on top of a softer molten layer known as the asthenosphere.  Sounds like an Oreo to me!  As a crude analogy that lets you bring food into the classroom, this lesson on plate boundaries sound like a winner.  Read this for an academic article on how to use Oreo's to teach about Earth's crust.    


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The Grand Canyon: How It Formed

Erosive forces continue to shape the Grand Canyon today, millions of years after it began to form. Normal channel erosion alone, however, cannot explain the ...

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Green: Vegetation on Our Planet (Tour of Earth)

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth's surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi N...

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National Geographic Found

National Geographic Found | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.  We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."


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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.

 

Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:05 PM

this is amazing!

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City & Country Ground Image Quiz

City & Country Ground Image Quiz | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it

"Can you use physical and cultural geography clues to match the ground photograph with its location? Identify the 10 cities and 10 countries. In so doing, you are thinking spatially and considering language, culture, climate, landforms, land use, transportation methods, etc. to determine the correct answers."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 17, 2013 12:58 PM

This quiz and others like it are great ways to get students utilize all the information available in a photograph and really plumb the depths of their knowledge about places.  


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The School Aranda's curator insight, January 21, 2013 6:00 AM

Should be great for FCE speaking speculation. . . .

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China's Unbelievably Colorful Mountains

China's Unbelievably Colorful Mountains | Year 8 Geography - Landforms and Landscapes | Scoop.it
Breathtaking pictures of China's Danxia landform (Can you believe these mountains were NOT photoshopped?
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