Have you tried the ELI Early years 'Watery world game; climb through the watery world but watch out for snakes!' The game can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links with literacy and numeracy. It is also a useful ...

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"Earth Learning Idea" - 5 new articles

  1. Watery world game for young children
  2. Fieldwork strategies to make a good educational experience
  3. 'All Powerful' strategy - using imagination outdoors
  4. New ELI+ today - 'From folds to crustal ...
  5. A Game about Fossils for Early Years
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Watery world game for young children

Have you tried the ELI Early years 'Watery world game; climb through the watery world but watch out for snakes!'


The game can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links with literacy and numeracy. It is also a useful water cycle introduction or revision exercise.
More ELI Early years activities can be found in Teaching strategies on our website.
    

Fieldwork strategies to make a good educational experience

Our new ELI today is for Educators and is "The ‘What makes a good educational experience’ approach to planning fieldwork; thinking through the fieldwork strategies that are most likely to inform and inspire."
Field experiences have potential to educate participants at a range of levels – but these will only be realised if leaders have awareness of the wide range of possibilities.
There are many fieldwork ideas on our website.


    

'All Powerful' strategy - using imagination outdoors

Have you tried the ELI 'The ‘All powerful’ strategy; discussing geological histories in imaginative ways'
The view above is of the Deccan Traps in India. Start the activity by saying, ‘If I were ‘All Powerful’ and wanted to re-create the view you see before you, I would move the land we’re standing on today over a ‘hot spot’ producing lots of fast-flowing lava that, when it cooled, recorded the latitude at which it formed
(30 degrees S) – what should I do next?’
This activity uses a ‘deep questioning’ approach to a plenary fieldwork activity, by asking what series of events would be necessary for the view before the pupils to be recreated. The activity can be used at a range of scales from a small quarry to a landscape-wide interpretation.
Many more ideas for fieldwork can be found on our website.
    

New ELI+ today - 'From folds to crustal ...

New ELI+ today - 'From folds to crustal shortening: visualising past processes by calculation. Modelling folding by calculation – thinking through the assumptions'


This activity involves a method of calculating approximate crustal shortening in the field (or from a diagram or photograph). Students then discuss the assumptions involved.
Many more activities about fold mountains, aimed at different age groups, can be found on our website.


    

A Game about Fossils for Early Years

Have you tried the Earthlearningidea 'Fossilise! A game showing how fossils form and survive'? 


The game, for 5 to 8 year-olds, can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links with literacy and numeracy. The chances of an organism becoming a fossil and then that fossil surviving for us to see are very small indeed.
Many activities about fossils for all age groups can be found on our website.
    

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