Thursday, 25 December 2008

Last few stops

Machu Picchu, Peru

New York, USA

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Utah , USA

Where else on Christmas but Reindeer Lake! Saskatchewan, Canada

Seattle, Washington, USA

Hawaii, USA. Last stop

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

One more sleep!!!!

International Space Station

Moscow, Russia

Egyptian Pyramids

Paris, France

Norad tracks Santa

Tracking Santa
Here we go folks. The big man starts his journey. Have fun watching some of these and then bed early! I’ll try to put on as many as I can over the next 24hours but no promises.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all readers of Ayrshire Geography.
Santa in summer here Aukland, New Zealand

Sydney, Australia

Fuji, Japan
Santa going 100 times faster than the bullet train! Hope he isn’t done for speeding before he gets to Scotland.

Great Wall of China

Mount Everest, Nepal

Taj Mahal, India

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Drillers break into magma chamber

Hot stuff here. Anyone fancy a holiday in Hawaii?

Drillers looking for geothermal energy in Hawaii have dug a well right into a magma chamber. The magma specialist said it was like "chilled pancake syrup". They were surprised how hot it was and how close to the surface. Did nobody tell them about Hawaii's volcanoes?!! Nice video here too from the BBC. Link here.

Largest floating Xmas tree lights up

Have a look at this short clip and tell me if your Xmas tree is just as impressive? Hardly a green xmas, however!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Christmas and Fairtrade

Bananas and Fair trade
Great video here to back up what S2 have been studying in class

Quakeproof building

Earthquake proof this buildings
Thanks to sln for this one.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Travels around the world

The BBC Box is now in Los Angeles
It has now arrived in Los Angeles, from China, with a load of health and personal care products, beauty supplies and gardening supplies
The journey from Sendai in Japan took 10 days. It now carries measuring tapes going to New Jersey by train. There is a video on this here
However because of the world’s money problems there is less demand for a lot of China’s products and the this means fewer ships are needed to transport lots of goods around the world. Will this affect the BBC box?


BBC Scotlands China Series has a lot of good info on China. Good for S4, 5 and 6 to revise from.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Think about their impact on YOU.

Globalisation: Global Brands

From: geographyalltheway,

Great images here from Richard Allaway. S2 should link this in to our studies of globalisation after we have completed the chocolate surveys.

Coastal Erosion

Wave Cut Platform

From: TonyCassidy,
Wave Cut Platform
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Lovely idea here from Tony Cassidy to help Higher and Int 2 when we eventually get to this point. Thought I'd put itin before I forget!

Monday, 1 December 2008

Santa time again!

Contain yourself folks! The NORAD site again is tracking the famous red coated old guy and you can follow him yourself here. GO ON You know you want to!!!!!!! Here's a summary of last year's tracking to enetrtain you and give you ataster of what's to come.