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Map Projection Types. Cylindrical Projection A cylindrical projection map is the most common type of map that we see.

Map Projection Types

Imagine placing the movie screen around the globe in a cylinder shape. The projection that results is depicted in this image. Notice that areas close to the equator have very little distortion. 9.2 Changing Australian Communities. Lesson 4: Coastal Processes - Transportation - Year 10 Geography- Coastal Management. Coastal landforms are produced by processes.

Lesson 4: Coastal Processes - Transportation - Year 10 Geography- Coastal Management

These processes include erosion, transportation and deposition. Transportation is the process by which materials are moved from one place to the next. One example of such a material would be sand. Sand is moved along the coastal environment by wave movement. Activities: Geographical Processes - COASTAL MANAGEMENT ON THE GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA. Cliffandwavecuts. Student and teacher resources. OzCoasts Landform & Stability Maps: Introduction. Background | What the Smartline is | Why and how the Smartline Coastal Geomorphic Map of Australia was created | How the Smartline map is structured and classified | What Information can be accessed via the Smartline map window on this website | Sample Query-building exercise for Smartline Geomorphic search (Advance) | Data Quality and Completeness Background.

OzCoasts Landform & Stability Maps: Introduction

Coastal Processes. The extent to which the shape of a beach or coast is altered depends largely on the action of waves upon it.

Coastal Processes

Coastal_Processes_and_Landforms_Teaching_Materials.pdf. Coastal Processes And Landforms. Coastal Management. Mawson environment. Science: WebQuest. Two part documentary series on the science of bushfires. Raising Awareness of Bushfire Problems. Climate and bushfires in Australia - Science (9) - ABC Splash - Overview This media resource contains content that shows images of natural disaster.

Climate and bushfires in Australia - Science (9) - ABC Splash -

What can science tell us about the major cause of bushfires in Australia's past? How can it help us predict future bushfires? Two scientists discuss evidence related to bushfire regimes (bushfire patterns, types and intensity). Please note that this clip contains recent images of homes destroyed by fire that may disturb some people. Duration: 3 mins Source : ABC Catalyst Learning area: Science Secondary: Year 9. Quest for the South Pole. By Kelly Tyler Posted 03.26.02 NOVA Early explorers skimmed the boundaries of Antarctica in daring sea voyages to the ends of the Earth.

Quest for the South Pole

In the early 20th century, a new generation plunged into the interior. Mawson's Huts Foundation. Robert Falcon Scott - the journey to the pole. The Journey to the Pole A party set out first with supplies with the motor sledges while the others with ponies and dogs followed behind.

Robert Falcon Scott - the journey to the pole

One machine soon gave out while the other was abandoned shortly afterwards. On November 1st 1911, twelve men, each with a pony and sledge, left Cape Evans in detachments. Sentinel. Perfect storm led to Black Saturday bushfires. THE BLACK SATURDAY bushfires, which swept across Victoria in February 2009, were the most devastating in Australia's recorded history.

Perfect storm led to Black Saturday bushfires

They caused 173 fatalities, destroyed more than 2100 homes and decimated a number of townships, including Marysville and Kinglake. Knowledge of weather at the time demonstrated that particularly high daytime temperatures, strong surface winds and extremely dry conditions combined to produce the worst fire conditions on record. Now, a new study, published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, reveals that weather variations on more localised scales also exacerbated the Black Saturday fires. Dramatic fire changes The research, led by Dr Todd Lane and Chermelle Engel from the University of Melbourne, shows that knowledge of broad-scale weather conditions alone - such as temperature, humidity, wind speed and wind direction - cannot explain the dramatic fire changes that occurred over very short distances on Black Saturday.

What Causes Bushfires? Fire caused by lightning The basic factors which determine whether a bushfire will occur include the presence of fuel, oxygen and an ignition source.

What Causes Bushfires?

More specifically, fire intensity and the speed at which a bushfire spreads will depend on ambient temperature, fuel load, fuel moisture, wind speed and slope angle. Fuel load. Exploring bushfires. Welcome to the Bushfire Open Explorer.

Exploring bushfires

This digital curriculum resource is designed for secondary teachers and students to engage and explore in depth the four themes of bushfire education in a non-linear and flexible format. The Bushfire Open Explorer presents the user with a mythical Victorian landscape that represents three environments where bushfires are prevalent – the urban fringe, farmland and a national park. Within each of these environments users will find a series of fire icons that indicate ‘hotspots’. Here they can discover and engage with a rich range of digital curriculum resources such as video links, photos, audio recordings, graphics, maps and web connections. Related 'Introduction’, ‘Background’ and ‘In focus’ text supports students to build the knowledge, understanding and dispositions that empower them to live more safely within Victoria’s bushfire-prone environments. Who's eating who? Stop Disasters. DisasterMapper. Natural Hazards in Australia. Natural Hazards in Australia Description of activity Students select and research a natural hazard in Australia, focusing on the impacts of the natural hazard. They then imagine what would happen if the natural hazard occurred in their local area. Students prepare a two-page (A3) newspaper feature covering the hazard including appropriate background information, graphics, comparisons with similar disasters in Australia and the rest of the world, responses and rescue efforts.

A worksheet is included for students to use. Context Students have studied topic 5A1 Investigating Australia’s Physical Environments. Outcomes A student: 3D Geography - helping with the teaching and learning of Geography. Fun Graphing Exercises!-NCES Kids' Zone. Create A Graph. Data & Graphs. Discovering Antarctica - Resources. Discovering Antarctica - teaching and learning resources on Antarctica. Websites — Classroom Antarctica. The starting point for these Classroom Antarctica activities, and for comprehensive information on Australia’s Antarctic program, is the Australian Antarctic Division website.

Besides the sites listed below, there are many more excellent sites offering information and other materials on a variety of Antarctic-related themes. These are referred to in each unit of Classroom Antarctica when they are of use for particular activities. Other Antarctic programs and organisations Related organisations, on the AAD website Antarctic education and information sites About Antarctica is a great introductory guide designed for high school students and covering topics such as continental drift, weather, ice movements, global warming, seals, and penguins.

Live from Anarctica 2: Teacher Web Pages. Large And Small Scale Maps. Large Scale Map Versus Small Scale Map A map which depicts a small territory is referred to as a large scale map. This is because the area of land being represented by the map has been scaled down less, or in other words, the scale is larger. A large scale map only shows a small area, but it shows it in great detail. A map depicting a large area, such as an entire country, is considered a small scale map. Geography iPad Apps. Antarctica. LEARNING ABOUT THE RAINFOREST. Rainforest Biomes. The tropical rain forest is a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth. An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.) of rain falls yearly. Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate group. The temperature in a rain forest rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or drops below 68 °F (20 °C); average humidity is between 77 and 88%; rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year.

There is usually a brief season of less rain. In monsoonal areas, there is a real dry season. Rainforests now cover less than 6% of Earth's land surface. A tropical rain forest has more kinds of trees than any other area in the world. ▶ Man vs wild -Vietnam's Jungle from thegreatwall88. LEARNING ABOUT THE RAINFOREST. Aboriginal population in Australia. Aboriginal population figures. What about Indigenous Australians? Earth Science - Animations and Visual Learning Aids. Discovering Antarctica - What, where, why? The Beaufort Scale. Grade 7 Geography Cross Section of Wolfe Creek Crater by michelle ciarloni on Prezi. Interactive Map of Southeast Asia and Australia. Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education. This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Educators! For Geography Teachers.

Geographic Organizations American Geographic Society Association of American GeographersInternational Geographical Union National Center for Geographic Information & Analysis (NCGIA) National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) National Geographic Society State Geographic Alliance Network - links to all 50 states. Standard Grade Bitesize Geography - Weather and Climate. 3D Geography - helping with the teaching and learning of Geography. Map Reading Activity: Topography Printout. Topographic Maps Lab. For a printer friendly version of this lab, click here. Vocabulary: Background: Historically, the development of highly accurate, detailed topographic maps has largely been driven by military requirements. Compass & Directions - Free Geography Games for Kids. Flight rescue compass and direction game Use a compass rose to find the right direction game BBC See you see me compass direction game Map zone interactive compass and direction game.

Games. Map Skills - Geography for 2014 & Beyond.