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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Catching up...

Categories: Glaciation
Have quite a lot of work queued for putting on the blog from my S3. First, some more Glacier stories. I am very impressed with the standard of these and feel vindicated in trying it- a real extension activity, something which many students found very difficult but, as you can see, brought out the best in their creativity while demonstrating a true understanding of the learned topic:
Glacier Stories

Secondly, we also spent a bit of time clay modelling. One class tried claymation, using stop frame animation, but I've still not managed to get these downloaded from the school cameras. I found this quite hard to do for a large class as battery failure became quite an issue, so with my other class, we simply modelled landscapes. The criteria I set was as follows- the models must show the following features clearly; corrie, arete, pyramidal peak, hanging valley, u-shaped valley, truncated spur, ribbon lake, misfit stream. The features must be in the order you would find them in the landscape e.g. by altitude. Students could add other features such as scree and tarns, but I basically wanted to see how good their feature recognition was. Some of the results are below. I haven't managed to load all of the pictures from my phone yet, so this is only a sample:

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Bottom one is in two parts. Now for tomorrow's work...

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