Teaching geology to students with visual impairment (VI)
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1w ago
Our new ELI today is the third in a series of 'Teaching geology to students with visual impairment (VI) - modifying geological materials for students who cannot see'. Using the three ELI activities in this series, pupils with visual impairments can actively participate in learning geology. They can engage with real geological materials used so frequently when teaching the subject. They can also share in learning, using these models alongside visually acute students. The other activities in the series are in the Cross Category topics lists ..read more
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Lime kilns and limelight
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by Earth Learning Idea
3w ago
New ELI today is 'Make a mini lime kiln and discover limelight; investigating the results of heating limestone.' This ELI is a pupil activity to decompose limestone by heat and to discuss the uses of the resulting quicklime. It's a good activity for science, geography or environmental science classes. Click on Engineering and Industrial Geology for related activities ..read more
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What is a mineral?
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by Earth Learning Idea
1M ago
'Mineral or not? Discussion about what is a mineral and what is not'.   This is an activity centred around pictures or samples to enable pupils to distinguish between a mineral in the Earth science sense and other ways in which the term is commonly used. Many related activities about Minerals can be found in the Earth Materials section of our website ..read more
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For the Green revolution, how is a critical mineral different from an essential mineral?
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by Earth Learning Idea
1M ago
The new ELI is the last in the current series of Essential Minerals for the Green Revolution. It is "Essential mineral – critical mineral: what is the difference?" This activity defines the purpose of a national critical minerals list for the future needs of the UK’s technology. It could form a summary of the Earthlearningidea series on metal ores which are essential for the “new” technologies as well as for the growth of existing industries. The full series of 'Essential Minerals for the Green Revolution' can be found in the Minerals section of Earth Materials on our website ..read more
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Alligators spotted in London
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by Earth Learning Idea
1M ago
'Back in time, “Alligators spotted in London” @ELI_Earth - July 1  Retrieving and communicating information'.     Pupils obtain information and use it to interpret past environments. The activity could be used in science, geography or environmental studies lessons. Writing the story involves a cross-curricular link with the arts.  Other related activities may be found in 'Visualising deep time' and in Cross-Curricular ELIs ..read more
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Gold - is it an essential mineral for the Green Revolution or not?
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by Earth Learning Idea
2M ago
The new ELI today continues the 'Essential minerals' series with 'Essential Minerals for the Green Revolution – 7 Gold: an essential mineral – or is it?' This activity raises awareness of the main world uses of gold and the frequent abuses of human rights in some of the main gold producing countries. Other ELIs in the series can be found in our 'Minerals' section of the Earth Materials category ..read more
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Who ate the ammonite?
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by Earth Learning Idea
2M ago
We continue our fossils theme with 'Who ate the ammonite? - a Jurassic food web - from fossil evidence'. This activity could be included in any lesson which involves discussion about carnivore/herbivore, predator/prey relationships, building food chains/webs, producers/consumers and trophic levels. Many more ELIs about fossils and dinosaurs can be found in the Evolution of Life category ..read more
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Fossils game
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by Earth Learning Idea
2M ago
 Today the new ELI is another in the 'picturing' series - - - 'Picturing Fossils 2: visualise and draw fossils from a verbal description'. This activity enhances pupils’ skills of description and interpretation using photographs of fossils. This could form a useful revision activity and is fun to do either with photos or real specimens (which must be kept hidden). Related activities can be found in our Evolution of life category ..read more
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Geology competitions
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by Earth Learning Idea
3M ago
 Exciting competitions: Details here The Earthlearningidea 'Net zero' series or the series on 'Essential minerals for the Green Revolution' may give you some ideas.   Also, don't forget The Geological Society's Schools' Challenge  ..read more
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Modifying resources for students with a visual impairment
Earth Learning Idea
by Earth Learning Idea
3M ago
The new ELI today is the second in our series for students who cannot see - - 'Teaching geology to students with visual impairment (VI) - 2: modifying visual resources for students who cannot see.' This activity is about making geology accessible to all. Visual resources are a key part of learning geology. The frequency of their use and the variety of types employed in teaching and assessment of geology presents a significant challenge for both teacher and learner.  A similar activity can be found in our cross-category topics ..read more
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