Form 1

Below you will find a rich variety of resources including worksheets, maps, presentations, images and diagrams, interactive games, newspaper resources etc., useful to arouse students’ motivation and engage them in active learning situations. Such an extensive range of resources enhances students’ learning experiences and are seen by many as a key attraction of the subject.

Unit 1  Map detectives

Direction

Compass roses. Click to enlarge. 

 Create your own homemade compass. here

Grid Refernce

PowerPoint Game on 6-figure grid refernce. here

Another PowerPoint Interactive game to teach 6-figure grid reference. here

How to locate 4 and 6-figure grid references. here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragging map symols onto the right grid square. You need to download the file onto your computer in order to be able to play this interactive Game. Download game here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another interactive game prepared by the geography section within the CMeLD to help students easily locate grid squares.  Download game here.

In this interactive game students need the input the correct 4-figure grid reference for the each  map symbol presented. Download game here.

In this game students need to guess the correct map symbol shown. Download game.

In this game students need to drag each feature under its respective symbol. Download.

 

Map Symbols Flashcard Game from Ordnance Survey

This game is an ideal way to learn map-reading skills.  Print out the pages in colour and glue to coloured card. If you wish, laminate the pages. Then cut out into individual cards. The game is played by  matching each symbol to the description.

View/download instuctions how to to play Flashcard Pairs, Quick as a Flash or Flash Bingo.

View/download 1:25 000 scale  flashcards 

View/download 1:50 000 scale flashcards

Map Symbols Sheets

1:25 000

1:50 000

Malta OS map key

Malta OS map abbreviations

Map Symbols Bingo

Playing such games makes the learning process fun and students learn quite easily the most common map symbols used.

 Symbols Bingo

 

Map Symbols Snap

 A snap game, which involves matching a card showing an OS symbol with it’s definition. Download here.


Unit 2  Exploring Malta (1)

Drawing Climate Graphs

Tempearture data for Malta

Follow these step by step instructions to encourage students use Microsoft Graph Chart to draw accurate climate graphs.

Drawing a Temperature Graph.

Drawing a Maximum and Minimum Temperature Graph.

Drawing a Rainfall Graph.

Drawing a Climate Graph.

Weather Instruments

Download the following images showing the main weather instruments for students to explore what each instrument measures, what units of measurement are used and to describe how each instrument works.

Thermometer

 

Anemometer

Windvane

Wind sock

Rain gauge

Stevenson Screen

 

Barometer

How to Make fossils

Follow the step by step instructions to make impressions and casts of shells in this simple experiment.

Download this simple activity here.

How to Identify Fossils

Use this simple diagram to identify the most common fossils found in the sedimentary rocks of our islands. Recognise sharks teeth, sea urchins, corals and many other species that lived millions of years ago. Download diagram.

Images of Fossils

Click on each image to enlarge and save.

Sharks teeth

Fish

Sea urchin

Marine turtle

Coral

Sea shells, sea lillies, starfish etc.

Geological maps

Download the following simplified geological maps of the Maltese Islands together with a diagram shown the sequence of rock strata.

Geological Map of the Maltese Islands

Geological map with key

Diagram showing sequence of rock layers

Sea of Tethys

Watch this animation and observe how the size of the Mediterranean Sea changed over the span of time.

 

Simple Geological Experiments

Follow the instructions provided to understand the processes involved in the formation of sedimentary rocks and the characteristics of different rock samples.

Making Sedimentary Rocks

Testing Rocks

Making rock from sand

Images of Rock Layers

Click on each image to enlarge and save.

Upper Coraline Limestone

 

Greensand

Blue Clay

Globigerina Limestone

Lower Coralline Limestone

Interactive Games

Use this whiteboard interactive game to find out the sequence of sedimenatary rocks in Malta in both English and Maltese.

Download game here.

 

 

Download and play this interactive game to examine a geological map of Malta and to find out the surface layer in given localities.

Download game here.

 

Karst Landforms

Download these attractive diagrams for students to identify the features associated with underground water.

Download labelled diagram here.

Download annottated diagram.

Download labelled diagram from here.

Simple Experiments

Conducting  these experiments will help students understand the terms porous, permeable, impermeable and other related terminolgy.

 Permeable and Impermeable rocks.

Making stalactites and stalamites.

How permeable are rocks?

How much water can rocks hold?

Video Clips

Watch this video of Postonja Caves in Slovenia, the largest  in Europe, almost 20 km long to help students understand how the karstic features seen might have formed.

Discover the features that lie underground in Luray Caves inVirginia, USA. An excellent video to understand the features formed by water seeping in limestone. 

Images

Make use of some of these images to encourage students identify and explain the processes associated with underground water.

Lascaux Caves

Għar ta’ Ninu (1) (2) (3)  (4)

Għar Dalam (1) (2)

Xerri’s  Cave

Congo Cave

Carlbad New Mexico

Stalactites (1) (2) (3) (4)

Stalagmites (1) (2)

Pillars

Bedding Planes

Pot holes (1)  (2)

Resurgence

Underground caves (1)  (2)  (3) 

 

Location of European/Mediterranean Countries

Encourage your students to download and play these interactive games which have varying degree of difficulty to learn the location of European, Mediterranean countries, capital cities and islands.

Click on each European  country to learn its capital city.

 

 

 Click on the country whose capital city is shown.

 

 

 Write the first three letters of the capital city of each European Country marked.

 

Write the first three letters of each European country marked.

 

Find and click the name of the capital city of the highlighted country on the map of Europe.

 

Drag the outline of each country shown and drop it in its location on the map of Europe.

 

Drag the shape of the country shown and locate it on the map.

 

Drag and rotate each country on its location on a map of Europe.

 

Drag, rotate and size each country onto the map.

 

Click on the country to learn its name.

 

Learn the countries of Europe by region.

 

Click on the country that matches the name that pops up on the top of the screen.

 

Identify national flags and match them to the respective country.

 

Identify the location of the named country.