Geography websites (including Geology and Astronomy)


Go to the Geography section for Primary or Secondary schools: www.bbc.co.uk/schools

BBC GCSE Bitesize Geography revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography

BBC Scotland Standard Geography (GCSE) revision website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/standard/geography

BBC Scotland Higher Geography (A-level) revision website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/higher/geography

Revision materials for GCSE and A-levels, including hints and tips for passing exams http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

This site is for UK AS, A level, Access course (HEFC) and Scottish Higher Geography students: http://www.geography.btinternet.co.uk/

This website gives information about countries around the world, population growth, etc: www.census.gov

The Population Reference Bureau, providing information about population around the world: www.prb.org

Various factual information about Africa: www.exploringafrica.com

Information about population, safe drinking water. Has geography worksheets: www.worldbank.com

Explore under the ocean, see how landscapes have changed over history, and go into space: www.earth.google.com

This is the place to go for Geography resources, topics and ideas: www.geography-site.co.uk/

Powerpoint presentations for all subjects: http://www.pppst.com/

The European Space Agency has various movies for kids about the Solar System: http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMF8WVLWFE_OurUniverse_0.html

NASA in the USA: http://www.nasa.gov/

Times Educational Supplement. Check out the teacher forums too – free sign-up: www.tes.co.uk/resourcehub.aspx?navcode=70

Create and share materials and resources for your subject: http://www.quia.com/

Navigate your way around this site to find and use documentaries about your subject, transcripts are provided as well as class worksheets to go with them at Teacher Resources: http://www.pbs.org/teachers

"Home" is an excellent film documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand lasting 93 minutes - stunningly beautiful, wonderful music, and in the end a message of hope: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU

This site has revision materials for preparing 16 year olds for GCSE exam subjects: http://www.projectgcse.co.uk

Exploring the world of earth science: http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/navigation/home.cfm

How do rocks undergo change? http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0602/es0602page02.cfm

A one or two player geography based game. Compete against another online opponent to place a city on a world map as quickly and accurately as you can: http://www.geosense.net/

National Geographic website: http://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/

United Nations site that has statistics for the environment, population and economics: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm

Map puzzles for children: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/europe-puzzle.html

Lesson plans on the environment: http://www.eslflow.com/environmentlessonplans.html

Designed to stimulate the imagination about science and technology. Provides science resources for primary and secondary school students and their teachers: http://www.planet-science.com/

Gapminder shows the world's most important trends, e.g. mortality, carbon dioxide emissions, etc.

http://www.gapminder.org/

Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It's easy to use and free: http://www.stellarium.org/

PhET Interactive Simulations for all levels of science from Primary to University level: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new

Childern's University of Manchester: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/

This is a website for Geography and History which is being contructed by teachers: http://iesmutxamel.com/departamentos/dep-geohis/1esopluri/index.html

Great website for making tests for your learners and it keeps records of the marks online, times the test and provides feedback: http://www.thatquiz.org/

Excellent astronomy and earth science website which is available in all European languages: http://www.scienceinschool.org

Carbon footprint calculator: easy to use example on the World Wildlife Fund website: http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

This is where you can go on 3D virtual tours of cities and famous places - wonderful panoramas and 360 degree views that you can control as if you are flying: http://www.airpano.com/List-Aerial-Panoramas.php

Innovative, earth-related teaching ideas: http://www.earthlearningidea.com/

Geology materials from the University of Norway using excellent animations: http://en.uit.no/ansatte/organisasjon/hjem?p_dimension_id=88137&p_menu=42374&p_lang=1

Google Sky allows you to view the positions of the planets, stars and moon in the sky: http://www.google.com/sky/

Super website with videos for astronomy for Key Stage levels 1-7: http://www.makemegenius.com/

Do a free course yourself about volcanic eruptions: https://www.coursera.org/course/volcano

Free website showing 3D view of the sky and planets, stars, etc. also possible to see the sky as it looked 30,000 years ago and how it will look in the future: http://www.stellarium.org/

Website with lesson plans, interactive resources and access to robotic telescopes: http://portal.discoverthecosmos.eu/

National Geographic programme on the cosmos: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/ which is also available here with English subtitles: http://ororo.tv/en/shows/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey

Programme on Planet Earth from the Discovery Channel with English subtitles: http://ororo.tv/en/shows/planet-earth

Excellent website that deals with the natural world, animals, the environment and earth science all around the world with beautiful photography and narration: http://www.earthtouchnews.com/

English-online has geography articles which have been rewriiten to make them easier for learners of English: http://www.english-online.at/geography/geography-index.htm

Educational Videos, Games and Lessons for K-12 learners: http://www.neok12.com/

Website that deals with Physical Geography: http://www.physicalgeography.net/

Learning about geography at Key Stage 3, GCSE and Advanced level: http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/

Coastal features: http://www.geoforcxc.com/water/coastal-features/

Vocabulary for Geography topics: http://geographyfieldwork.com/GeographyVocabularyGCSECoasts.htm

Materials for Key Stage 3 Geography (11-14 years old): http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage3-ks3/keystage3-ks3-geography

Astronomy: you can connect to the Gaia space telescope project which is scanning the skies for billions of stars and mapping them: https://www.gaia.ac.uk/alerts



More geography websites to explore:

www.sln.org.uk/geography/

www.geographypages.co.uk/index2.html

http://webs.cmich.edu/resgi/

www.educationworld.com



Youtube materials

See the many examples of Greenpeace youtube extracts about the environment, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxMLYNmRc_I

Longshore drift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9EhVa4MmEs

Longshore drift with song and text: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTAOEhSVkQ4

Earth's amazing sights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtNsXjk2YUM

Absolutely brilliant documentary about our planet and the environment called "Home": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1

"Where the hell is Matt?" for different world locations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

National Geographic video of annual tidal wave in China: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e_c1YIu2G0

Iceland volcanic eruption: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6dDesUPkMo

Hubble spots rare triple eclipse on jupiter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cytOTtG1y0Q

Saturn seen through the hubble telescope: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvptWeFPWIg

Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g4JvsHfCO8

Linkin Park song about the environment "What I`ve done": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sgycukafqQ

BBC Human Planet trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=2HiUMlOz4UQ&vq=large

Are you a typical person? National Geographic Magazine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2xOvKFFz4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Excellent BBC documentary series called "The Wonders of the Universe" on why the planets are the way they are, this extract shows a solar eclipse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOvWioz4PoQ

Song about all the states of America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivpUBvOeD1s

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced look at how the sale, use and disposal of all the stuff in our lives affects everything:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM

When the tide goes out under the ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Z0qGvC3vqaA

Someone who does not have a good knowledge of geography: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cey35bBWXls

Incredible volcano expedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuQrUwFn6bU&feature=g-logo-xit

Shoemaker Levy 9 impact on Jupiter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgOTcIfU75Y and original footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zNuT4dbdjU

Big Bang and the birth of the earth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz8ithgTBj4&NR=1&feature=endscreen

Part 1 of a BBC documentary series about the history of science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pii_PVrYpOw

Journey to the stars - the journey of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SaQ4Reqiks

An introduction to volcanoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be7o6BYVOzA

Geography lesson: What is a volcano? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgktM2luLok

Volcano documentary - world's deadliest volcanoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB8DLqQXREM&feature=youtu.be

Fascinating documentary on the Krakatoa volcano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dRODZLafwc&feature=youtu.be

What causes a volcano to erupt? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShOFQ2h2fws&feature=youtu.be

The biggest dinosaur that ever lived on earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfh-64s5va4&feature=youtu.be

Plate Tectonics animation showing the earth millions of years ago and 100 millions years into the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcDed4xVD4

Time lapse video of the sun over 6 years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MImmQvqCSg

Time lapse of the sun over one year in 60 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCBl8HInfT4

Crash Course has 13 short and clear videos on Human Geography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOsqmBQBQk&list=PLDMgvXywIbJyEf5Z7ImFVGL7fv0xqzyBy

The Geology Kitchen: The 3 Types of Rocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg_jKJFbA2A

Types of rocks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/environment_earth_universe/rock_cycle/activity/

Where do rocks come from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uTGs_ut4_w&feature=youtu.be

The Importance of mining: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5JVYo5Mh2Y&feature=youtu.be



Geography songs

Plate tectonics song about Alfred Wegener: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1-cES1Ekto

Mr Parr - The Minerals Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F0IA21bgmM

Mr Parr - The Weathering and Erosion Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2311yO5opVk

Phases of the Moon rap song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79M2lSVZiY4

Mr Parr - The Atmosphere Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQPyNY2WIdw

The Seven Continents Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP0YyyzY4Yg



Online Geography dictionaries

Free online geography dictionary and glossary: http://www.itseducation.asia/geography/



FILMS which have some geography/geology/environment content

Wonders of the Solar System (2010, documentary series, Professor Brian Cox)

Home (2009, Documentary film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006, Al Gore)

Darwin's Nightmare (2004, Documentary)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Dennis Quaid)

The Emerald Forest (1985, Powers Boothe)

Soylent Green (1973, Charlton Heston)

Publisher websites

Nelson Thornes http://www.nelsonthornes.com/aqagcse/

Pearson: http://www.pearsonIS.com/EdexcelIGCSE
Hodder Education: http://www.hoddereducation.com/Home.aspx

Cambridge University Press: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/education/secondary/?site_locale=en_GB



BOOKS

Excellent clear description of science, including physics, biology, chemistry, and geology:"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, ISBN: 9780552997041



Geography teaching books

Edexcel IGCSE Geography: ISBN: 978 0 435016 95 1

Complete Geography for Cambridge IGCSE (published by Cambridge University Press) by M Fretwell and D Kelly ISBN: 9780199129317



Astronomy picture slides


Astronomy powerpoint slides



If you come across any other useful websites that you think could be added here, just email me at grahamworkman@aol.com