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KS3 Geography work for Term 6

Year 7 into 8

Topic:

Ecosystems

 

 

 

 

What do you need to do?

During the rest of Term 6 please complete project work on 2 more ecosystems to go with your work on Deserts and Tundra. We would like you to look at Tropical Rainforests and Savannah Grassland; each ecosystem should take you 2 weeks (4 lessons/hours) to complete.

You should include information on:

  • Where they are found in the world
  • What the climate is like there
  • How plants and animals have adapted to the conditions in that ecosystem
  • How people live in that ecosystem
  • If there any threats to that ecosystem
  • How these threats can be managed

Think about how your present your information; e.g. include a climate graph, map and/or annotated photos to show your ideas clearly.

Which sources of information could be used?

David Attenborough – Planet Earth 2 Jungles & Grasslands episodes

Horrible Geographies – Bloomin’ Rainforests

National Geographic Savannah Adventure (3 min film) & 15 Rainforest Facts https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Help needed?

Email your usual geography teacher or Mrs Leeman

Work Due:

Please email your work to your usual geography teacher.

Your Tropical Rainforests work is due by Friday 26th June.

Your Savannah Grasslands work is due by Friday 10th July.

Year 8 into 9

Topic:

Being Sustainable

 

 

 

 

What do you need to do?

During the rest of Term 6 you will need to complete any 4 of the activities under the heading of ‘being sustainable’. Each activity should take 1 week (2 hours/ lessons) to complete.

  • Explain how non-renewable energy (coal, oil and gas) was formed, and why using it is bad for the environment. Create a list of arguments for and against the use of at least 4 types renewable energy. In your opinion, which is the most sustainable type of renewable energy. Justify your opinion.
  • There has been a lot of information in the news about the impacts of plastic in the ocean. Research this and design a series of campaign items to help reduce the problem. Your items could include newspaper articles, radio advert scripts, billboard posters and merchandise (mugs, t-shirts, bags etc.) to raise public awareness.
  • In some areas of the world, such as Australia and California, water shortages are very common. Research whether the causes are human or physical (or both), what the main impacts are, and some ways to reduce the problem. Write a newspaper article to summarise your information.
  • BedZed, London is a sustainable housing development. Make a poster to explain why it is so sustainable, and design (draw or make a model) your own sustainable community.
  • ‘Think global, act local’ is a popular slogan reminding people that small actions from individual people can build up into a large effect or result. Create a poster/list of all the things you could do at home and school that could make a difference e.g. turning off your phone charger when it isn’t in use! Keep a diary for one week to record all the sustainable actions you have completed.
  • Challenge task: Food security – research the causes of  desertification and assess whether it is mainly a human or physical process. Investigate how farming snails could be a solution to food shortages, and identify other possible solutions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VUb5ZRaY9k

Which sources of information could be used?

A war on Plastic with Hugh and Anita (BBC 3 x 1 hr episodes)

A Plastic ocean (1hr 42 min documentary)

Explained: World’s water Crisis (Netflix 19mins) https://youtube/C65iqOSCZOY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWhQVGZPFZI&list=PLnu-J7YW27ScsoH10kGORuQA62_6EaoXN Bedzed case study pts 1-6

Help needed?

Email your usual geography teacher or Mrs Leeman

HINT: Sustainable means ‘enough for everyone forever’ so we need to use resources carefully to make sure they last for the next generation.

Work due:

Please email your work to your usual geography teacher.

You should hand in one task of your choice each Friday (19th June, 26th June, 3rd July and 10th July)

Year 9 into 10

Topic:

Africa

 

 

 

 

What do you need to do?

During the rest of Term 6 you will need to complete project work based on the continent of Africa. The first two tasks should take one hour each to complete, and the remaining 3 should take 2 hours each.

You should include information on:

  • The main physical features (mountains, rivers, lakes)
  • The ecosystems found across Africa, and how plants and animals have adapted to the conditions in that ecosystem
  • Life in a tribe in Africa (e.g. Massai, Kikuyu, Zulu, Himba or Karo or a tribe of your choice)
  • Life in slums in Africa (e.g. Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya), Khayelitsha (Cape Town, South Africa), Makoko (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • A country study of any African Country; the flag, a brief history, a map of physical features, population size, tourist attractions etc.

Think about how your present your information; e.g. include a climate graph, map and/or annotated photos to show your ideas clearly.

Which sources of information could be used?

Simon Reeve documentary – Equator (BBC episode 1: Africa)

David Attenborough – Africa (BBC 6x 1 hour episodes)

Ade Adepitan – Africa with Ade Adepitan (BBC 4x1 hr episodes)

Comic relief 2011 – Rich, Famous and in the slums (BBC)

Help needed?

Email your usual geography teacher or Mrs Leeman

Work Due

Please email your work to your usual geography teacher.

Tasks 1 & 2 (physical features and ecosystems) are due Friday 19th June

Task 3 (Tribes) is due Friday 26th June

Task 4 (Slums) is due Friday 3rd July

Task 5 (country study) is due Friday 10th July

Year 10 into 11- Term 6 - Work Pending

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Year 12 into 13 - Term 6 - Work Pending

 

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