Read the following article from The Guardian newspaper about an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Then use our resources on wind farms in the UK to understand how we are developing this energy resource and the issues related to it.
Could the UK follow in the footsteps of the Dutch and make more of our coastal location? As a giant offshore wind farm opens in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands this seems a sensible question to ask! The Dutch hope that this windpark will eventually meet the energy needs of 1.5 million people.
Here are three resources to help develop your students knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding renewable energy and wind farms.
Read the following article from the BBC and then look at our resources which can be used to supplement your students knowledge and understanding of tropical storms/cyclones.
The powerful Cyclone 'Debbie', with gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph), hit the north-east coast of Australia. This article highlights the importance of being prepared for these natural hazards and suggests some of the possible impacts of such an event.
We have a two week teaching pack on all things associated with tropical storms, including their causes, impacts and how to respond to them, which can be found here.
Read the following articles from The Guardian and The Telegraph newspapers and then complete one of the accompanying resources on coastal processes and landforms.
The Azure Window, a beautiful limestone arch and one of Malta's most famous landmarks, collapsed into the sea during heavy storms on the morning of the 8th March 2017. In 2013, a geological study found that while erosion was inevitable, there was no imminent danger of the structure collapsing, unfortunately this was not the case!
Here are three resources to support students knowledge and understanding of this sad geographical event.
Read the following article in The Guardian newspaper to supplement our two great resources on sustainable fishing.
The Bay of Bengal basin contains some of the most populated regions in the world, with 200 million people living along the coast here. The number dependent on the fisheries is already great and only going to grow further due to issues of climate change (drought, water scarcity and rising sea levels). This all adds increasing pressure to the already severely depleted fisheries, which have not been managed sustainably in the past.
We have two great resources on issues surrounding fish stock sustainablity which can be found here.
1. A resource which allows students to consider and sort six people's different attitudes for and against overfishing versus sustainable fishing.
2. A geography skills and mystery activity on using fish as a natural resource.