Extreme Earth

At this time of climate emergency, teaching pupils about Extreme Earth topics can be a daunting task.


Energy Heroes identifies one way of tackling the issue, in their Geography resource pack Extreme Earth, which demonstrates how this interesting theme can be organised into 6 different main research areas, as follows;

Explore the Earth’s extreme climates by investigating what climate types there are on our planet and finding out about the hottest, wettest, driest and coldest places on Earth.

Investigate a variety of extreme weather phenomena such as tropical storms, floods, lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes and the effect these can have on people and the landscape.

Explore how the earth’s surface is split up into tectonic plates and the resulting earthquakes that occur when they move.

Find out how tsunamis are caused by earthquakes under the sea floor, focusing on the effect that tsunamis can have on the environment.

Find out about the water cycle and how it works to result in different levels of rainfall in different parts of the world.

Identify the differences between a volcano and a mountain. Discover how volcanoes are formed and what happens when one erupts.

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