The following is a list of exciting and engaging online resources to enliven geography lessons. Such sites and hyperlinks enable students to gain up to date information and access to a range of images, videos, data and above all interactive games and activities which can greatly enrich geographical understanding. By the use of such sites we can greatly enrich geographical understanding making lessons livelier and enjoyable thus enriching students’ motivation.
Unit 1 Map Detectives
Learn to understand maps including map symbols, compass skills, scale and grid references.
These resources are about grid references and how to locate places on a map. They also cover basic Ordnance Survey symbols.
An interactive game involving the dragging of map symbols to the indicated grid reference. Use 6 figure grid references to put map symbols in right place.
This is a great way of introducing the features and uses of a map compass to a larger group all together. Usually this can only be done in small groups because of how small the devices are. Virtual Compass solves this.
North, South, East and West
Understand direction using the four and eight compass points.
Find out direction on a world map and on other large scale maps.
Try to find a buried treasure hidden on an island.
Finding your way
Browse and search topographically shaded street maps for many cities worldwide as well as OS maps of the UK.
This resource pack contains whiteboard activities on maps, symbols and keys. It allows pupils to extend their geographical vocabulary and use maps and plans to interpret symbols and keys. Pupils will also consolidate their knowledge and understanding of letter and number grid references.
Map Symbols recognition activity
Map Symbols matching activity
Map Symbol Flashcards
Map symbol flashcards game from mapzone consisting of matching map symbols to the correct description.
Map Symbols crossword puzzle
Ordnance Survey Map Symbol game from BBC
OS Map symbols quiz
Map symbol Snap with Barnaby Bear
Unit 2 Exploring Malta (1)
A teaching tool which generates different maps of the UK, Europe and the world. It is best used on full-screen setting.
Interactive Games to locate continents and European countries.
The World has Fallen Apart
Find the Continents!
Placing the countries of Europe in their proper position on a wall map. Three levels are available.
An Interactive game from Ordnance Survey
Identification of national flags and countries on a map of Europe.
Free World Maps
The Europe Quiz
The Europe Capital Quiz
Europe Map Puzzle
Learn the countries of Europe and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game. How fast can you put all of the countries in the right places?
Develop a mental map of Europe, its countries, capitals, and geography through these amazing games found on this site
A number of interactive location games from Kbears
Location Knowledge Games from Sheppards software
Identify all European Countries through these simple yet effective games.
Learn the main Mediterranean countries and seas through the use of these interactive games
Generate and create your own maps with the following easy to use online mapping software. You can customise, share and print your own maps.
Map maker interactive from National Geographic Education
Explore the world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map.
Making Sedimentary Rocks
How to make your own Fossils
The break up of Pangaea
Animation showing the history of the Sea of Tethys
Virtual tour of Lascaux cave
Inside Postonja caves
Caves in Slovenia with 360º images
Weather data and graphs including that of Malta
How scientists measure the weather from National Geographic Education
How to make your own wearther station
Become a weather detective through this BBC site
Various games on weather instruments and the main elements of the weather
How to make simple weather instruments
Measuring the Atmosphere
Unit 3 Exploring Malta (2)
Transport data for Malta
Arriva Malta Website
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Animations and still pictures explaining various fishing methods including aquaculture.
Fish dishes Menu
EU Fishing statistics
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture website
FAO fact sheets