Through interactive investigation the students are given a quick overview of a variety of natural hazards and the science behind them. Natural disasters and their human impact are also discussed. Students are then given a large Google Earth data set and will manipulate the data as they see fit to determine where to build San Francisco’s next major hospital. They will have to think carefully about it’s design too, before representing it through K’Nex or drawings.
I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact.
Having investigated processes which form and shape landscapes, I can explain their impact on selected landscapes in Scotland, Europe and beyond.
Having considered responses to a recent international crisis, I can contribute to a discussion of the effectiveness of the responses.
I can find the probability of a simple event happening and explain why the consequences of the event, as well as its probability should be considered when making choices.
When I engage with others, I can make a relevant contribution, encourage others to contribute and acknowledge that they have the right to hold a different opinion. I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking.