Friday, 30 December 2011

Samoa and the International Dateline change

Here's one for S1s who studied the International dateline last term briefly. Samoa is located approximately halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii and its population is 180,000 people Samoa now trades more with Australia and China rather than USA therefore they decided to move the dateline to keep it in the same timezone as Australia but this means it misses a whole day this year -today 30th December 2011 doesn't exist in Samoa!Here's the complete story Samoa time changealong with a short video.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Supported Study at Carrick

Supported Study - Active learning on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Coriolis Effect

Just a little movie for later in the year for Higher.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Coastal Erosion in Cornwall

Look at this amazing footage showing coastal erosion (mass movement) in action. Not often this is caught on film. Ideal stuff here for Higher Lithosphere later on in the year.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Climate Change

Nice wee talk here and a bit of a rant. I like it! Reminds me of someone - can't think who!!!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Tail end of Hurricane set to hit UK

Transport links and power companies face disruption in Scotland and the north of England from the tail end of hurricane Katia.

The Tour of Britain cycle race, between Kendall and Blackpool,has been cancelled due to the dangerous and very high winds.

The M6 isone of the UK's busiest motorways and it has been closed because of the strong winds. Other roads are also closed.

The Met Office warns us of possible damage and flooding, especially in our part of Scotland! There is likely to be some disruption to roads, rail and ferry services, so travellers are advised to allow more time for journeys.

The high winds and heavy rain are expected to reach a peak on Monday afternoon and evening, so people are advised that to leave work earlier to help avoid rush-hour delays.
For the whole of this article read here.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Hip hop continents song sorted!

S1 Just a wee note to say that the song has been replaced and you can listen to it again and again but don't forget the oceans too. Use the tag on the right here that says S1 Atlas and mapwork. Have fun!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Searching using Google

I know this is very American but these ideas may come handy to start off Adv Higher searches this year. A lot more needed though - in case you are thinking "I know this already"!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Great Glasgow trip again

All returned safely back from Glasgow and only the soldier in Hamleys traumatised after we visited!
Glasgow trip for the second time this year on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A few days to go......

Just a wee note to say "good luck" to all Geography pupils doing S grade, Int 1, Int 2 and Higher geography on 24th May. Its not too late to pick up a few last minute marks though, so make the most of the remaining time you have. Dont forget Scalloway at and BBC Bitesize too. Make sure you use the Scottish info and not GCSE. The course is quite different in sections.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

S4-6 Sponsored walk for Japan

Our latest total is just over £1400. Well done to everyone. The Red Cross representative will be in school on 21st April to tell us how this money is spent helping the people in Japan.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Glasgow trip S3 and S4.

Wow What a day. Great weather and fantastic pupils - even Amy was only 5 minutes late after her trip to Greggs!
Glasgow trip S3 and S4 settlement on PhotoPeach

Fund Raising at Carrick for Red Cross appeal - Japanese Tsunami

And a great fun day was had by all- despite the weather. Well done to all. Total raised so far is approx £450 but more to be done on Monday and assemblies all next week. Thanks also to families and friends of pupils. This response was overwhealming considering the short timescale we had. Thanks to everyone involved.
Fund raising for Japan 3D part 1 on PhotoPeach

Japan Tsunami fundraising 3D and 2R on PhotoPeach

Japan fundraising 2R and 3D on PhotoPeach
3D Japan funraising on PhotoPeach

3D and 2Y fundraising on PhotoPeach

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Japanese earthquake

As Carrick pupils know, our seismometer recorded the horrific events of the Japanese earthquake yesterday morning and we watched all day as the aftermath became evident. The tracing was very clear on our seismometer and I will add a copy of this when I go into school next week. It was heartwarming to hear the cries of sympathy from pupils in school and I was very proud of the mature attitude shown even by the youngest of pupils who showed great concern for the victims of this tragedy. I have added lots of links below mainly as a record for the future to refer to this event. I realise there are probably lots of other links I should have added but this is a start.

BBC info –news and videos as well as updates.
Info about whirlpools caused here -
Radiation threats-
Tsunami engulfs the airport -
Tokyo at a stand still -
A Scottish perspective
Major earthquakes in last 100yrs or so. Including San Francisco 1906
Tsunami aftermath
Horrific photos
Tsunami Areas affected across the Pacific

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Interdisciplinary Work - HE / Geography

Some Fairtrade interdisciplinary work for Fairtrade fortnight. And a good time was had by all.......
Fair trade muffin making - S4 on PhotoPeach

Friday, 25 February 2011

New Zealand eathquake

The events across the world have been discussed a lot in class this week and I feel that I really should blog a few links to store them here. The photos here are good examples of how people feel the impact of earthquakes and how the experts from all over the world including Britain are going to help. Here is a link to an article on this. As ever the BBC have produced some amazing photos to compare the "before" and "after" situation and I think the best is seen here. There is an interesting video in the Telegraph newspaper online here. and lots of eyewitness stories here including the bride who was pulled from the rubble 3 days before she got married! There is also an article here about how buildings which were supposed to be "quake-proof" had in fact collapsed. Don't think ours would have been much better made of spaghetti and marshmallows!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Happy Feet Penguin dance

Don't ask! It IS for the demonstration of a geographical skill - honest!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

GM crops are not the answer

A talk her on this. Not the most exciting video but there is good info here if you listen carefully.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Scottish Earthquake!

OK its not on the scale of the "big ones" we look at in class but its worth a look. I wonder if our seismometer picked this up as clearly as it has for the Pakistan 'quake last week. See the BBC site for info here. This was a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and there is a nice explanation here about British fault lines and why we suffer these tremors from time to time.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Jelly Baby population game

A dreich Friday afternoon was livenend up by use of the poulation game with Miss Muir introducing the topic. Hope you enjoyed it folks and will remember the factors affecting population structures in different countries.
Jelly Baby population game on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Australian floods

I only have few minutes to post this one just now. All I can say is wow! Glad I'm not in this area. I feel really sorry for all who are suffering as a result of this.