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Sunday, March 16, 2008


Categories: Environmental Hazards, Industry

I think that last year when we were doing earthquakes, I used a large coil nicked from Physics to show P, S and L waves, so I'll try and go on the borrow again tomorrow for s4. I'm hoping that by now you know reasons for earthquakes, different types of earthquake waves, distribution of earthquakes and are on to the case study as I was out of school on Thursday. There are some really good websites for this topic, including the savage earth one and a new one I found from Cornell University. Higher are finishing off industry mapping (did you have a look at geograph?), and then doing a sample of past paper type questions. I am going through phases of thinking I'll be fine with Higher regarding time, and then others when I feel we really need to shift. I'm in the latter mood at the moment...On a personal note, I'll really need to be stricter with myself on the timings of units next year. Bizzare as it may sound, I think that more fieldwork and time out of class would actually mean less time spent in the class itself trying to explain concepts (virtually all of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, urban, industry and rural land resources topics lend themselves to some kind of fieldwork). I stumbled upon a few catalogues and liked the look of Lochranza, a place I know very well from my younger days. Even if this was not possible, I'm definitely going to look at the prospect of more localised fieldwork for next year's intake.


At 9:07 am, Blogger Paul Dixon said...

Thanks for mentioning Geograph, but your link to it is broken - it should be http://www.geograph.org.uk

Paul Dixon
Geograph Developer

At 10:40 am, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

Thanks Paul, fixed now


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