Dangerous Earth

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Dangerous Earth


Full KS2 unit of work for Dangerous Earth. This unit explores Natural Hazards, from plate tectonics to volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes. All lesson are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. Most suitable for KS2, years 5 or 6. 

All lessons have a starter and learning objectives. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. 

Lesson sequence:

1 - How is the earth structured?
2 - What are plate tectonics?
3 - How are plates destructive?
4 - What happens at plate boundaries apart from destruction?
5 - Why do we have volcanoes?
6 - Volcanoes ICT
7 - What happened at Mount St Helens?
8 - What is Mt Vesuvius and what happened there?
9 - Why live near a volcano?
10 - What is an earthquake?
11 - How do we measure and prevent earthquakes?
12 - What happened in Kobe Japan?
13 - When do tsunamis occur?
14 - What were the effects of the Japan tsunami?
15 - Japanese tsunami video
16 - What is a tropical storm?
17 - Hurricane Katrina factfile
18 – Hurricane Katrina documentary
19 - How do the responses in MEDCs and LEDCs differ?
20 - Revision

Also includes Geography Literacy mat and Geography Numeracy/Map Skills mat.

Links to National Curriculum:

- They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge

- Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities 

- Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

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