Tuesday, 12 April 2016

WHIZ, BANG & POP- the different activities associated with the Year 8 Scheme of Work 'Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes'.

Year 8 have focused on the Scheme of work 'Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes over the last term. Within the topics the students have learnt about:
Plates tectonics using a boiled egg.
Earthquake evacuation procedures.

Earthquake-proof buildings to save an egg (please see pictures below).

The learning received in the classroom was then consolidated outside with a visit to the Natural History Museum where students were able to witness volcanic eruptions and objects such as pumice rock fragments. The highlight was experiencing a real-life earthquake. Please see the other article or part of the blog to see this experience.

Students were given the task of making their own volcanoes in groups of 3 or 4 to explode. They used the link below and followed YouTube clips.

I am please to announce that a member of 8E (you know who you are from the photo of your volcano) wins a free place at Thorpe Park in May courtesy of the Geography department. Please see me to collect your prize- a truly amazing effort!

See the fantastic example of Sophia's work below:

Year 8B and 8 you are amazing class and I look forward to teaching some of you at GCSE.

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