|S3 Human Science
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02 October 2012
School Human Science Years 1-3 Syllabus:
Unit 2 - Geography - The Mediterranean Region -
The Restless Earth
Additional resources and external links
The Restless Earth
Plate boundaries and the location of volcanoes
and earthquakes in the Mediterranean. Study of one volcano (e.g.
Etna) and one recent earthquake
Plate boundary, magma, lava, volcano, eruption, earthquake,
|Restless Earth 1 -
cross section of the Earth.
explaining the structure of the earth and plate tectonic theory.
Excellent animations and explanations from
Interactives - Dynamic Earth.
Video - Liz Bonnin explains the Earth's inner structure
using a plum to show the different layers inside our planet.
Video BBC Earth Physical - Includes a series of videos about
physical geographical features including plates.
Perhaps the most entertaining and CGI
impressive videos are Richard Hammond's Journey to the centre of
and Journey to the bottom of the
Is a new tectonic plate being created?
BBC News September 2012.
|Restless Earth 2 - plate tectonics.
Pangea cutouts activity and
blank maps for drawing in plate boundaries.
animations explaining plate tectonics and this BBC
video on Pangea
Video - Iain Stewart visits the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in
Thingvellir, Iceland, a place where it's possible to see the
divide between two of the Earth's plates on land. See
|Restless Earth 3 - origins of the Mediterranean
Extract from BBC documentary
The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man.
Video on the
origins of the Mediterranean.
BBC article on recent findings.
Attenborough's fantastic history-geography documentary
series of the Mediterranean - The
First Eden. An
excellent way to improve your English
Iain Stewart explains the geological history of the
|Restless Earth 4 - Etna: a case study
Dr Iain Stewart
video on volcanoes
as seen in the lesson. See
animation explaining how volcanoes are formed. (Full
of videos from the BBC
and National Geographic and recent film of Etna from Euronews.
Video - David Attenborough on lava. See the BBC for the
|Restless Earth 5 - earthquakes
on the effects of earthquakes
National Geographic introductory
animation explaining how earthquakes happen. (Full
Interactivities - Dynamic Earth on earthquakes.
PBS website lets you move your own plate boundaries.
|Restless Earth 6 - Izmit: a case study
PDF and tectonic plates blank map
video on a future
earthquake in Turkey.
Turkish earthquake 23 October 2011
Will we ever be able to predict earthquakes?
|Restless Earth 7 - earthquake research fact
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