Sunday, 29 November 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Muppets do Bohemian Rhapsody

Ok now I should be asking why you are watching this and not revising for the S4 prelim tomorrow? Maybe a little breather? Keep it short.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Extreme Environments

Anyone remember why this is wrong? Keep revising after you have seen this. Use the S1weather tag on the right. Don't forget depressions and anticyclones in Britain too.

Earthquake revision

Nice link here to a video clip showing earthquake damage in Kobe, Japan. You might want to do this for your homework activity.
Link here.

Example of home made tornado

Can you do better?

Film your own example and bring it in. We will judge which is better.

Cactus Adaptation

Camel adaptation

Monday, 16 November 2009

Revision resources - Online Geography

A great site here summarising a lot of the stuff you will need for prelims and the final exams. Not all the sections are the same as ours as this is from the English GCSE system rather than Standard Grades but there is still a heck of a lot to keep you busy revising and taking new notes.
Link here

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Thanks to @mclaughlin_aj on twitter for this tip off.

Sunday, 8 November 2009


Wizard of Oz link

Some good pictures in this one.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

China changes the Weather-possibly.....

The snow that fell on Beijing last week was the heaviest for many years. It was also, China claims, man-made. Some areas of farmland in the north of China were suffering because of drought. So on Saturday night China's meteorologists (weather experts) fired 186 explosive rockets with chemicals to "seed" clouds and encourage snow to fall. The US has tried this in California. The chemicals fired into the sky, usually dry ice or silver iodide, are supposed to provide a surface for water vapour to form rain. But there is little evidence that it works – after all, how do we know it would not have rained anyway? Such doubts have not stopped China claiming tha they did control the weather. Officials said the blue skies that were over Beijing's parade to celebrate 60 years of communism were a result of cloud-seeding. In 2008, more than 1,000 rockets were fired to ensure a dry night for last year's Olympic opening ceremony. As interest grows, so does concern about whether such techniques, known as geoengineering, are good for the planet and humans. "If climate change turns ugly, then many countries will start looking at desperate measures," says an energy expert ." Geoengineering worries experts for two reasons. First, the massive side effects; what it could do to the world's rainfall, for example. Second, once started, geoengineering would probably have to be continued, as stopping could bring lots of changes in climate.
With a lot of potential disasters some say, there must be a law against geoengineering. What do you think?

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Underwear and the box

The BBC Box has arrived back in the UK. It left Scotland full of whisky and travelled the world. The recession hit the journey too. Listen to the story here.