Form 1

Web links 

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

Map Skills

Learn to understand maps including map symbols, compass skills, scale and grid references.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/sysm/landscapes/highlands_islands/flash/index.shtml

Grid References

These resources are about grid references and how to locate places on a map. They also cover basic Ordnance Survey symbols.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/grid_refs/eng/Activity/Default.htm

Magic Map

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.

http://www.mape.org.uk/startower/maps/resources/map1.htm

http://www.mape.org.uk/startower/maps/resources/map1b.htm

http://www.mape.org.uk/startower/maps/resources/map2.htm

http://www.mape.org.uk/startower/maps/resources/map2b.htm

http://www.mape.org.uk/startower/maps/resources/map3.htm

http://www.mape.org.uk/startower/maps/resources/map3b.htm

Virtual compass

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.

http://www.digitalarena.co.uk/teach/virtual_compass/index.htm

North, South, East and West

Understand direction using the four and eight compass points.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/20050301/Geography/Keystage2/direction/northsout/introduct/StarterActivity.htm

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/20050301/Geography/Keystage2/direction/northsout/introduct/MainSession.htm

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/compass_bearings/eng/Onlineactivity/Default.htm

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/compass_bearings/eng/Onlineactivity/

Directions

Find out direction on a world map and on other large scale maps.

http://www.evgschool.org/directions.htm

Treasure Hunt

Try to find a buried treasure hidden on an island.

http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/gamespages/treasure.html

Finding your way

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/20050301/Geography/Keystage2/direction/northsout/introduct/Plenary.htm

Bing Maps

Browse and search topographically shaded street maps for many cities worldwide as well as OS maps of the UK.

http://www.bing.com/maps/

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=51.179024688899524~-1.82747483253479&lvl=14&sty=s&eo=1&where1=Stonehenge%2C%20United%20Kingdom

Map symbols

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.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/map_symbols_keys/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Map Symbols recognition activity

http://www.schooltrain.info/geography/os/symbols.htm

Map Symbols matching activity

http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Geog-Map%20Skills/symbolpic.htm

Map Symbol Flashcards

Map symbol flashcards game from mapzone consisting of matching map symbols to the correct description.

http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/gamespages/flashcards.htm

Map Symbols crossword puzzle

http://www.games4geog.com/hp/mapsymbolscrossword.htm

  

Ordnance Survey Map Symbol game from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/tykids/islandlife/whatisanisland/mapb.shtml

OS Map symbols quiz

 http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/OS-symbols-basic-quiz-2—what-is-by-the-roadside

Map symbol Snap with Barnaby Bear

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/games/map.shtml

Unit 2  Exploring Malta (1)

ClickMap

A teaching tool which generates different maps of the UK, Europe and the world. It is best used on full-screen setting.

 

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/clicmap/index.html

Interactive Games to locate continents and European countries.

http://www.missmaggie.org/geospy_files/geospy.html

The World has Fallen Apart

http://www.mape.org.uk/startower/world/resources/broken.htm

Find the Continents!

http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/findContinent/default.htm#

Map Splat!

Placing the countries of Europe in their proper position on a wall map. Three levels are available.

http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/gamespages/mapsplat.htm

An Interactive game from Ordnance Survey

Identification of national flags and countries on a map of Europe.

 

http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/gamespages/FlagGame.htm

Free World Maps

http://www.freeworldmaps.net/europe/index.html

 The Europe Quiz

 http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/euroquiz.html

 The Europe Capital Quiz

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/eurocapquiz.html

 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?

 http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/europe-puzzle.html

 http://www.yourchildlearns.com/europe_map_smaller.htm

 Develop a mental map of Europe, its countries, capitals, and geography through these amazing games found on this site

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/European_Geography.htm

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Europe/Eur_G6_1280_800.html

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Europe/Eur_G8_1280_800.html

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Europe/Eur_G7_1280_800.html

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/country_europe_G5_drag-drop.html

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/country_europe_Caps_3_name.html

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Europe/Eur_G3_1280_800.html

 A number of interactive location games from Kbears

http://www.kbears.com/geogames/europe.html

 http://www.kbears.com/europe.html

http://www.kbears.com/geography.html

 Location Knowledge Games from Sheppards software

 Identify all European Countries through these simple yet effective games.

http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/europe.html

http://www.addictinggames.com/geographygameeurope.html

http://www.digitaldialects.com/geography/Europe_geography.htm

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/europe_map.htm

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/africa_map.htm

Learn the main Mediterranean countries and seas through the use of these interactive games

http://www.purposegames.com/game/basic-mediterranean-quiz

http://www.purposegames.com/game/countries-around-the-mediterranean-sea-quiz

http://www.purposegames.com/game/mediterranean-countries-quiz

Generate and create your own maps with the following easy to use online mapping software. You can customise, share and print your own maps.

http://edit.freemap.jp/en/trial_version/edit/world 

Map maker interactive from National Geographic Education

Explore the world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map.

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/interactive-map/

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/outline-map/

Geology

 Making Sedimentary Rocks

http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/teach_makerock.html

 How to make your own Fossils

 http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects/fossilcast.html

The break up of Pangaea

Animation showing the history of the Sea of Tethys

 

http://www.suu.edu/faculty/colberg/Hazards/PlateTectonics/18_Pangaea.html

 Caves

 Virtual tour of Lascaux cave

http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/02_00.xml

Inside Postonja caves

http://www.burger.si/Jame/PostojnskaJama/2005/Postaja_01.html

Caves in Slovenia with 360º images

http://www.burger.si/Jame/KriznaJama/KriznaJama/Uvod_KriznaJama.html

 Weather

 Weather data and graphs including that of Malta

 http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/maps/city?LANG=en&PLZ=_____&PLZN=_____&WMO=16597&PAG=0&CONT=euro&UP=0&R=160&LEVEL=162&REGION=0005&LAND=ML&MOD=tab&ART=TMX&NOREGION=1

How scientists measure the weather from National Geographic Education

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/educator-resources/wildest-weather/gallery/measuring-weather_6-8/#/wildweather-thermometer_27308_600x450.jpg

How to make your own wearther station

http://sln.fi.edu/weather/todo/todo.html

 Become a weather detective through this BBC site

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/weatherwise/activities/weatherstation/

Various games on weather instruments and the main elements of the weather

http://quizlet.com/4019045/weather-instruments-flash-cards/  

How to make simple weather instruments

http://www.ehow.com/how_6507857_make-weather-instrument-middle-school.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_6692968_make-simple-weather-instruments.html

Measuring the Atmosphere

http://www.infoplease.com/cig/weather/measuring-atmosphere.html

Unit 3  Exploring Malta (2)

NSO Website

Transport data for Malta

http://www.nso.gov.mt/themes/theme_page.aspx?id=62

 Arriva Malta Website

http://www.arriva.com.mt/home?l=1

 Monterey Bay Aquarium

Animations and still pictures explaining various fishing methods including aquaculture.

 http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_gear.aspx#open

 http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/issues/

 Fish dishes Menu

http://www.rons-restaurant.com/?loc=2,4,0

 EU Fishing statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-DW-09-001/EN/KS-DW-09-001-EN.PDF

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture website

http://www.fao.org/fishery/fishtech/40/en

 Fish finder

http://www.fao.org/fishery/species/3130/en

FAO fact sheets

http://www.fao.org/fishery/species/3130/en